Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th Ifta Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.
The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6.
But the Irish Film and Television Academy chose it above nominees Frank, Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Patrick’s Day.
Comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, won three awards including best director for Lenny Abrahamson, best supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson and best director of photography for James Mather.
Family drama Patrick’s Day also scored a hat-trick, winning best actor for Moe Dunford, best script for writer-director Terry McMahon and best sound.
Biopic Noble, directed by Stephen Bradley, won best actress for Deirdre O’Kane and best supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who was also