The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland have announced Mark Noonan's You're Ugly Too as the winner of their Director's Finder Series 2015.
The film, which stars Game of Thrones, Love/Hate and The Wire star Aiden Gillen, will now be shown in the Directors Guild of America Theatre in Los Angeles in a bid to secure US distribution.
The Finders Series, which was conceived by the Directors Guild of America, is an opportunity for Irish filmmakers to have their work showcased in an effort to find U.S. distribution.
You're Ugly Too was produced by Savage Productions, in association with Bord Scannáin na hÉireann and written and directed by Noonan. The film will be shown at the Galway and Edinburgh film festicals before its Irish release on July 24.
Speaking about the award, Noonan called it an "unbelievable privilege", further saying: "We hope this award helps the film receive as wide an audience as possible, and a Director's Guild of America screening in Los Angeles is an important first step on this road."
Watch a trailer for You're Ugly Too below.