Archive for May 18th, 2015

On Winning a ZeBBie: Claire Dix

18th May 2015

A writer and director of music videos and short films, Claire Dix won her first ZeBBie Award in 2012 for her short film Downpour. Claire took home the ZeBBie for Best Short Film Script.

“Winning the ZeBBie was a fantastic boost to my confidence as a filmmaker and scriptwriter,” Claire said. “Downpour had been doing well on the festival circuit, but, selfishly, this felt like a particularly special award as it was a nod to the script by other writers.”

A celebration of Irish rain, Downpour recalls pivotal moments in a bride-to-be’s relationship which all took place under rainfall. In addition to the ZeBBie, Downpour also took home Best Irish Short at Fastnet Short Film Festival and Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival along with many other accolades.

Following her success with Downpour, Claire went back to work the next year, creating another award-winning short entitled Alia, winner of the Best Irish Short at the Kerry Film Festival in 2013.

Aside from short films, Claire has also been working on two feature documentaries, the first of which, Broken Song, premiered at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2013. The second film is currently being shot and will be released in 2015.