'Cré na Cille', the Irish language full-length feature film of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's celebrated novel, has been shortlisted for the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Produced by ROSG and directed by Robert Quinn, it was selected as one of 16 international films in competition for the prestigious Jin-Jue Award.

The highest honour presented at the Shanghai International Film Festival, this year's Jin-Jue Award jury includes Chinese director Chen Kaige, Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Fernando Trueba, German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, Italian actress and producer Maria Grazia Cucinotta, French director and screenwriter Luc Jacquet and Japanese director Kohei Oguri.

The festival, which takes place from 16 to 24 June, is one of the largest film festivals in Asia.

'Cré na Cille' or 'Graveyard Clay', was filmed in a variety of locations around Connemara in 2006 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Ó Cadhain.

Set in a Connemara graveyard, 'Cré na Cille' is a darkly humorous tale of intense jealousy and hatred between two sisters which worsens with age and continues into the afterlife.

It stars Bríd Ní Neachtain, Mac Dara Ó Fátharta, Peadar Lamb, Joe Steve Ó Neachtain, Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair and Máire Ní Mháille.

The film premiered at a star studded event in Galway last December and will be screened by TG4 later this year.