The annual IMTV Awards took place recently in The Sugar Club, with the award for Video of the Year going to Lisa Hannigan for the video, “Little Bird” directed by Myles O’Reilly.
The awards acknowledge the best independent Irish music videos of the year.
The awards were hosted by Daniella Moyles, with live music on the night coming from The Peakin’ Trippers, Ham Sandwich, The Gorgeous Colours, The Riptide Movement and The Hot Sprockets.
ECHOGRAM capped off a busy few months winning the award for Sexiest Video for “Conspiracy”, directed by Shaun O’Connor. The Minutes picked up two awards for Best Group Video, “Black Keys” directed by Biba Logan, and Best Live Video, “IMTOD” directed by Simon Eustace. Lisa Hannigan also picked up a second award with “Knots”, directed by Myles O’Reilly, being voted Best Female Video.
Other awards on the night went to Ham Sandwich for Most Original Concept (“Ants”), James Vincent McMorrow for Best Male Video (“Sparrow and the Wolf”), I Draw Slow for Best Styled Video (“Goldmine”) and Funeral Suits for Best Production/SFX (“Florida”).
The Viewers’ Choice Award went to King Kong Company for “Acetate”, directed by John Loftus. Vincent Gallagher was voted Best Director.