Who We Love had its North American premiere at the prestigious LGBTQ+ Outshine Film Festival in Miami where it was awarded the Best Feature Audience Award runner up in May.
This was followed up with a New York screening where the film was a New York Times Weekend Arts Pick. Amy-Joyce and director Graham Cantwell attended the screening and a Q&A at the New York Irish Centre on Sat June 11th, along with US cinematographers The Ray Sisters, with thanks to CraicFest and Culture Ireland.
At home in Ireland the film screened at the Catalyst International Film Festival. The Irish Film & Television Academy hosted a special Academy Screening and Q&A with director/co-writer Graham Cantwell, co-writer Katie McNeice, and actors Clara Harte, Dean Quinn and Amy-Joyce Hastings at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin on 4th July 2022.
Who We Love was screened as part of a five-city Australian tour at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra from 25 August – 25 September presented by Irish Film Festival Australia, where Cantwell, Harte and Hastings took place in a remote Q&A for the Australian premiere in Sydney.
Recently Who We Love screened at the blue riband LGBT event – the Iris Prize Festival in Wales on October 15 with Cantwell, McNeice, Harte and Hastings attending as guests of the festival.
The 2022 IFTA Irish Film & Drama Awards aired on on Virgin Media Television on Saturday 12th March with the Award for the Best Supporting Actress – Film category presented by Colin Farrell. Amy-Joyce Hastings was nominated in the category for Who We Love alongside Caitriona Balfe for Belfast, Carrie Crowley for An Cailín Ciúin, Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter, and Ruth Negga for Passing.
“It is my great privilege to be able to announce the nominees and the winner of the best supporting actress this year… an incredible year of work … globally lauded performances that are raw and empathetic and just show true mastery of their craft.” – Colin Farrell, IFTA Awards Ceremony 2022
The Awards Ceremony was a hybrid in studio / virtual event, with Who We Love receiving a total of six nominations including Best Film. The Dean Hotel hosted the nominations party for Who We Love in April with a follow up evening presentation hosted by the Academy taking place at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel on May 13th 2022.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has received an Irish Film & Television Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Film for her performance as Oonagh in Who We Love. Fellow nominees include Caitriona Balfe for Belfast, Carrie Crowley for An Cailín Ciúin, Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter, and Ruth Negga for Passing.
Who We Love received a total of six nominations for the 2022 IFTA Awards including Best Film for producers Graham Cantwell and Edwina Forkin, Best Director for Graham Cantwell, Best Script for co-writers Cantwell and Katie McNiece, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor for Dean Quinn, and Best Score for composer Joe Conlan.
The awards ceremony will be broadcast on Virgin Media Television on Saturday 12th March with the Award for the Best Supporting Actress category presented by Colin Farrell.
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