Aidan Duffy

Aidan Duffy

Director and screenwriter in Dublin, Ireland

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Aidan's Bio


Aidan Duffy is an award-winning writer/director based in Dublin, Ireland.

His breakthrough short film Mirrorman (2011); in which he also starred, had it's world premiere at the Short Film Corner of the 64th Festival de Cannes, was nominated for best screenplay at the Underground Cinema awards in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin and won the L.A. Diversity Film Festival's Ichi-Go Ichi-E award "for the film which encapsulates supreme uniqueness, creativity, and innovation". It made it's TV premiere on the Shortscreen programme of Irish state broadcaster RTÉ.

Nostalgia.exe (2014) premiered at the Short Film Corner of the 67th Festival de Cannes and competed for the Grand Prix Irish at the 59th Cork International Film Festival, where it was announced that the event had been added to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's prestigious list of Oscar-qualifying festivals. The short competed in French subtitled form at the 2nd Festival Courts des Îles, Tahiti, French Polynesia, and also screened on RTÉ's Shortscreen.

Duffy's most recent short film The Observation Level (2015) was picked up for international distribution by French company Gonella Productions at the 68th Festival de Cannes in an overall deal which included Nostalgia.exe (2014) and Mirrorman (2011). It won the Jury Award at the 2nd Pink City International Film Festival in Jaiipur, Rajasthan, India. It's American premiere took place at the International Peace and Film Festival at the historic Russian-American Community Center in Orlando, Florida, and it reached the semi-finals of the 2016 Global Short Film Awards which held events in New York and Cannes. The Observation Level also aired as "Short Of The Week" on Shorts HD channel.


Aidan's Credits

The Randomer (2016)
Casting Director/Script Supervisor
Filmbase/Naji Bechara, Caoimhe Clancy, Iseult Imbert

The Observation Level (2015)
Writer/Executive Producer/Producer/Director
Aidan Duffy

Citizen Vader (2014)
Lead Actor/Writer/Director
Aidan Duffy

Nostalgia.exe (2014)
Writer/Executive Producer/Producer/Director
Constant Motion Pictures/Aidan Duffy

Mirrorman (2011)
Lead Actor/Writer/Executive Producer/Producer/Director
Aidan Duffy

Vienna (2006)
Writer/Executive Producer/Producer/Director
N/A

Christ On A Bike (2005)
Art Director/Writer/Director
St. Kevin's College/Aidan Duffy

Living Death: A Day In The Life Of Dracula (2004)
Director Of Photography/Camera Operator
Trinity College Dublin/Graham Tugwell


Aidan's Awards

The Observation Level - Jury Award, 2nd Pink City International Short Film Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (2015)

Mirrorman - Ichi-Go Ichi-E Award "for the film that encapsulates supreme uniqueness, creativity, and innovation", L.A. Diversity Film Festival, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. (2014)


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