Director, Cinematographer and Producer David Kinsella has been making powerful, award-winning documentaries about social issues for the last eight years.
In 1981 David Kinsella won the Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the year, at the age of 16. In 1991 he moved to Norway. During his career he has won a total of 58 major awards for his documentary work in both photo and film, including 4 times Press Photographer of the year in Norway and 3 times Press Photographer of the year in Ireland.
In 2006 David Kinsella directed, filmed and edited his first film Love Letters from a children’s prison. The film was nominated by the American Film Institute for Best feature length film documentary of 2006. Love letters from a children’s prison was also the most successful Norwegian documentary in 2006.
In 2008 David Kinsella’s A Beautiful Tragedy was nominated for the prestigious Norwegian Amanda award for best documentary.( Amanda is the Norwegian Oscar for film ) In 2009 David Kinsella was again nominated for a Amanda for best documentary for his Killing Girls. 2009 David Kinsella won the prestigious Jury award at the 2009 Aljazeera International documentary Film Festival in Doha Qatar and both the European Grand Prix for best documentary in the Golden Chest festival in Bulgaria, and the overall Grand Prix award at the Egyptian Film Institutes 13th Ismalia International festival for documentaries and short films.
To this date David Kinsella’s project pilots have over 4.1 million subscribers in Youtube and David Kinsella.com, with an average of 2000 views each day. The latest film Killing girls had over 900 pages of comments before the film was finished. Recently David Kinsella has been invited by the cultural department of North Korea to discuss the production of a feature length film.
2011 CRONOGRAF Int. Doc Film Festival. Chisinau Moldova. “Killing Girls” nominated for best International documentary film 2010 12th Madurai Film Festival, India. A Beautiful Tragedy nominated for best film. 2010 Film & TV-festivalen ”NORTHERN CHARACTER” Murmansk, Russia 16.-18. “TO BUILD A MEMORY UPON ONESELF” First Prize 2010. Film & TV-festivalen ”NORTHERN CHARACTER” Murmansk, Russia 16.-18. SPECIAL PRIZE For best Editing. “TO BUILD A MEMORY UPON ONESELF” 2010 Nordox Nordic Documentary Festival Beijing, China. Killing Girls nominated best film. 2010 Saratov Sufferings Saratov, Russia. Killing Girls awarded the Saratov state award. 2010 Prvi Kadar Int. fest for documentary films Sarajevo, Killing Girls nominated for best film 2010 VDFF International Doc fest. Vilnius Lithuania. Killing Girls nominated for best film 2010 Saratov Sufferings Saratov, Russia. Killing Girls nominated for best film 2010 Rwanda International film festival A Beautiful Tragedy nominated for best film. 2010 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival, special screening of A Beautiful Tragedy 2010 57h Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival. Killing Girls nominated for the Golden Medal of Belgrade. 2010 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece. Special screening of Killing girls 2009 Golden Chest Int film fest. Bulgaria. Killing Girls wins the European Grand Prix for best documentary.Share: