The new Irish mystery-drama Love Eternal has won the inaugural Fresh Blood Award at the Black Bear Film Fest in Warsaw.

Adapted by director Brendan Muldowney from the Kei Oishi novel In Love with the Dead, Love Eternal tells the story of a death-obsessed young man and stars Robert de Hoog, Pollyana McIntosh, Amanda Ryan, Emma Eliza Regan and Declan Conlon.

The film premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July and has screened at over 50 festivals and markets worldwide.

It is expected that Love Eternal will be released in Irish cinemas next year.