This year’s short films were judged by the following industry experts: Jennifer Merin (film critic), Jonathan Kesselman (award-winning filmmaker), Michael Panes (American actor, writer, musician and composer), Owen Mc Polin (cinematographer), Satwant Gill (Head of Industry & Partnerships at the London Indian Film Festival) and Sharon Campbell (The School of Media Arts & Imaging).

Best Kerry Connection 2016:
Deadly View

Best International Narrative 2016:
Dreaming of Peggy Lee

Best Documentary 2016:
Soul of a Tree

Best Animation 2016:
Hugo Bumfeldt

Best Student Award 2016:
Offside

Best Score 2016:
Connection Lost (The Tinder Opera)

Best Irish Narrative 2016:
Homecoming