New Boy

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New Boy

Award winning New Boy captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine year-old African boy.

New Boy is a 2007 Irish short film based on the short story by Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter, Roddy Doyle. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. The film is about a young boy's experience as he moves from a rural town in Africa to Ireland: a new country, a different school system and a whole new set of customs.

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2009 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action

Amiens International Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Belfast Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Highly Commended Award

Berlin International Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Crystal Bear - Special Mention for best Short Film

Cork International Film Festival 2007 Winner Audience Award for Best International Short Film

Foyle Film Festival 2007 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Irish Short

Irish Film and Television Awards 2008 Winner of the IFTA Award for Best Short Film

Kerry Film Festival 2007 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Irish Short

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Grand Prize for Best Short Film

Melbourne International Film Festival 2008 Winner of Outstanding Short Film Promoting Human Values

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2008 Winner of the First Prize for Best Short Film

Seattle International Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Short Film Competition Special Jury Award for Best Short Film

Tirana International Film Festival, AL 2007 Winner of the Audience Award

Tribeca Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short

Vail Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Best Short Film

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