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New Boy

Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle this poignant and comedic short film deftly captures the experience of being the new boy in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy.
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Awards and nominations

Best International Short Film - Audience Award
14 Oct – 21 Oct | Ireland
Best Irish Short Film
27 Oct – 3 Nov | Ireland
Special Mention - Fiction
26 Nov – 2 Dec | Albania
Audience Award
26 Nov – 2 Dec | Albania
Best Short Film
17 Feb | Ireland
Best Short Film - Professional Panel
28 Mar – 30 Mar | France
Best Short Film - Audience Award
28 Mar – 30 Mar | France
Best Short Film
2 Apr – 6 Apr | United States
Best Narrative Short Film
23 Apr – 4 May | United States
Indie Junior Best Film
Indielisboa: International Independent Film Festival
24 Apr – 4 May | Portugal
Best Short Film - Jury Prize
22 May – 15 Jun | United States
Best Short Film
21 Jun – 25 Jun | Iran
Award for Short Film Promoting Human Rights
25 Jul – 10 Aug | Australia
Best Short Film
5 Aug – 10 Aug | United States
Narrative Special Jury Prize
30 Aug – 1 Sep | United States
Best Film
21 Sep – 28 Sep | United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
17 Oct – 26 Oct | United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
Amiens International Film Festival
7 Nov – 16 Nov | France
Best of Fest
13 Nov – 23 Nov | United States
Best Short Film
Listapadik: Minsk International Festival of Cinema for Children and Youth
21 Nov – 28 Nov | Belarus
Best Short Film
13 Nov – 30 Nov | United Kingdom
NOMINATION
Best Live Action Short Film
22 Feb | United States
Audience Award - Parents
27 Feb – 15 Mar | United States
Best Narrative
25 Mar – 29 Mar | Australia
Best Short Film
25 Mar – 29 Mar | Australia

Previous screenings

2007
6 Sep – 10 Sep | Dingle, Ireland
14 Oct – 21 Oct | Cork, Ireland
Best International Short Film - Audience Award
27 Oct – 3 Nov | Tralee, Ireland
Best Irish Short Film
26 Nov – 2 Dec | Tirana, Albania
Audience Award
Special Mention - Fiction
2008
Berlinale: Berlin International Film Festival
7 Feb – 17 Feb | Berlin, Germany
17 Feb | Ireland
Best Short Film
28 Mar – 30 Mar | France
Best Short Film - Professional Panel
Best Short Film - Audience Award
2 Apr – 6 Apr | Vail, United States
Best Short Film
10 Apr – 19 Apr | Belfast, United Kingdom
23 Apr – 4 May | New York, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
Indielisboa: International Independent Film Festival
24 Apr – 4 May | Lisboa, Portugal
Indie Junior Best Film
22 May – 15 Jun | Seattle, United States
Best Short Film - Jury Prize
21 Jun – 25 Jun | Hamedan, Iran
Best Short Film
25 Jul – 10 Aug | Melbourne, Australia
Award for Short Film Promoting Human Rights
5 Aug – 10 Aug | Providence, United States
Best Short Film
30 Aug – 1 Sep | Seattle, United States
Narrative Special Jury Prize
21 Sep – 28 Sep | New York City, United States
Best Film
17 Oct – 26 Oct | Williamstown, United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
Amiens International Film Festival
7 Nov – 16 Nov | Amiens, France
Best Short Film - Audience Award
13 Nov – 30 Nov | Belfast, United Kingdom
Best Short Film
13 Nov – 23 Nov | St. Louis, United States
Best of Fest
Listapadik: Minsk International Festival of Cinema for Children and Youth
21 Nov – 28 Nov | Minsk, Belarus
Best Short Film
2009
12 Feb – 15 Feb | Boulder, United States
22 Feb | United States
27 Feb – 15 Mar | New York, United States
Audience Award - Parents
25 Mar – 29 Mar | Gympie, Australia
Best Short Film
Best Narrative
20 Apr – 26 Apr | Grande Prairie, Canada

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Related news

New Boy has received a new award at Heart of Gold International Film Festival. | more...
26 April 2009
New Boy has received a new award at Heart of Gold International Film Festival. | more...
26 April 2009
New Boy has received a new award at New York International Children's Film Festival. | more...
16 March 2009
The 2009 Oscar-nominated live-action and animated short films are now available to download. | more...
17 February 2009
New Boy has received a new award at Manhattan Short Film Festival. | more...
29 September 2008
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 Apr 2009