The Arts Council is
pleased to announce that Yvonne McDevitt is the successful recipient of its 2021 Authored Works award.
Authored Works is an
Arts Council initiative which is designed to provide film artists with the creative and
editorial freedom to make an authored cultural film work. The successful project will premiere at the
IFI in 2023.
The Arts Council
wishes to congratulate Yvonne McDevitt on this film award and we look forward
to seeing the film reaching Irish and international audiences on its
and producer: Yvonne McDevitt
KNOCK KNOCK is an
artist-led film treatment of the Direct Provision system in Ireland.
A returning Irish émigré has a supernatural encounter with an Rwandan refugee
An Authored Film work exploring Contemporary Irish Identity, Diaspora,
Immigration and Geopolitics.
McDevitt is a
multi-award-winning Irish artist and filmmaker working primarily in non-fiction
and experimental cinema with an interest in human history, interdisciplinary
filmmaking and new technologies. She has an extensive background in theatre and
was awarded a Jerwood Directors Award
at the Young Vic Theatre in 2002, and the Judith E. Wilson Drama Fellowship, at the University of
Her most recent feature documentary film White City (2017) captures a unique
perspective of Donald J. Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Her feature film Two Graves (2013) and her previous
short films Horse (2014), Time (2015) and Blindness (2016) have premiered and
screened at major international film festivals including, Galway Film Fleadh,
East End Film Festival London and Festival de Cannes. Yvonne was also selected
for Berlinale Talents at the
64th Berlin International Film Festival in 2014 and was awarded the French Language Scholarship at
the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, 2018. Her latest short film BНУТРИ (Inside) was completed in 2020 and premiered at the Festival de Cannes in
2021. Her latest feature film MYRRH shot
in Valais, Switzerland is due for release in 2022. She is Film
Artist in Residence at UCC for 2022.
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