"Crossword" Short Wins At Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada

"Crossword", made under the Filmbase/RTÉ scheme, has won two awards at the prestigious Edmonton International Film Festival in Canada. The film picked up the Jury Prize for Best International Short Film. It also went on to win the People's Choice Award for Best Short. It beat off competition from 100 shorts that had been selected from all over the world and was the only Irish film to be selected for the festival. This is the latest win for "Crossword" which also won awards at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia in Tokyo, The Lifetree Film Festival in Colorado and The Waterford Film Festival.

Directed by Vincent Gallagher, written by Hugh Travers and produced by Claire McCaughley, "Crossword" tells the story of a lonely woman who takes solace in the daily crossword. On a significant day in her life, she finds that the answers to the clues are all around her. She's just not sure if it's magic, coincidence or something else entirely. The film stars Louise Lewis, Mark O'Shaughnessy and Maire Hastings.