FILM AWARD TO NIKA McGUIGAN PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY IN CLONES

3 September 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The late Nika McGuigan was posthumously honoured in July with the lead actress (Film) award at the Irish Film and Television Academy film and drama awards for her final performance in the film Wildfire. Covid restrictions meant that the ceremony had to be held online. So when the film was being given its première showing in Clones on Sunday, a very poignant and brief ceremony took place before the outdoor screening. Nika’s parents Barry and Sandra McGuigan returned to their native town for the event organised by Clones Film Festival in association with the production company and Monaghan County Council. The IFTA Chief Executive Áine Moriarty handed over the award to Sandra and Barry, whose emotional speech was applauded by the invited audience at Barry McGuigan Park. Nika passed away in July 2019 aged 33 after a short illness.

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