Award-Winning COMEDIES at Stockfish! - Stockfish Film Festival

Award-Winning COMEDIES at Stockfish!


Three comedies have been chosen for Stockfish 2020 that combined have so far received 39 award nominations. Statistically comedies haven’t been the most successful when it comes to winning awards and nominations in film festivals. These three however have caught the attention of festival juries worldwide.

Extra Ordinary

First off is Extra Ordinary, co-directed by Enda Loughman and Mike Ahern, which has had it’s audience laughing out loud from start to finish. The story is about a woman who works as a driving instructor but has a special gift of seeing beyond this world. Even though not too keen on her extraordinary talent she decides to help a possessed little girl.

The script is said to be brilliantly written and combined with phenomenal acting and great directing the outcome seems to win the audiences hearts along with number of awards. So far the film has brought home 10 wins out of 14 nominations last year.

It Must Be Heaven

Next is It must be heaven about a Palestinian man who decides to escape his homeland to look for a new home. However it doesn’t seem to matter how far he travels or where he goes. Something always reminds him of Palestine.

It’s the award winning director Elia Suleiman who writes, directs and acts in the film. He must be in heaven because, so far, he has bagged 9 award nominations and 3 wins, one of being the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes.

Give Me Liberty

Last but not least is the American independent film Give me liberty by Kirill Mikhanovsky. Yet another comedy from last year with great many awards but it has 5 wins out of 13 nominations.

It follows a medical transport driver in Milwaukee, America’s most segregated city. He is one of those people who wants to please everyone and just can’t say no. When riots break out he stands before a very difficult decision which no people pleasing type of person should ever have to make.

Three perfect opportunities for the film buffs to get their “not as much of a film buff” friend to accompany them to the cinema. Everyone loves a good comedy.