‘The Legend of Longwood’ is runner up at Europe’s largest festival for children’s cinema

‘The Legend of Longwood’ is runner up at Europe’s largest festival for children’s cinema

Premiere Picture film The Legend of Longwood, a new Irish fantasy feature, has won second prize in its category at the 44th Giffoni Film Festival, Europe’s largest festival for children’s cinema. The movie received second prize in the Element +10 category, which is aimed at films and shorts for audiences aged between 10 and 12.
The 163 films from this year?s festival were chosen from 3,760 potential titles. The festival, now in its 44th year, was attended by Hollywood stars including Richard Gere, Alan Rickman and Lea Michele.

Directed and co-written by Lisa Mulcahy, ?The Legend of Longwood? stars newcomer Lucy Morton and Miriam Margoyles (Harry Potter). The film stars Morton as Mickey Miller, a young American who must lift an ancient curse from a small Irish town and its people. Lucy encounters a world of supernatural and magic forces in this modern-day fairy tale.

The Legend of Longwood was filmed in Dublin and Wicklow and was produced by Grand Pictures.

The project was financed by the Irish Film Board, the Dutch Film Fund, Premiere Picture and the DFFF ?German Federal Film Fund.

As published by The Irish Film & Television Network

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