Waterford-based film An Cailín Ciúin announced as Irish entry for Best International Feature at Oscars

Waterford-based film An Cailín Ciúin could be heading all the way to the Academy Awards.

The film has been selected as Ireland’s entry for Best International Feature Film at next year’s Academy Awards after being put forward by the Irish Film and Television Academy’s (IFTA) Irish selection committee.

An Cailín Ciúin or The Quiet Girl is based in An Rinn and stars young Catherine Lynch and Waterford's own, Carrie Crowley.

Based on Foster by Claire Keegan, the story centres upon a young girl sent to live with relatives in rural Ireland in 1981, where she is welcomed with open arms.


Bankside Films has recently picked up the world rights to the movie that's broken records for a film set in Irish.

It's broken box office records by pulling in more than €800,000 - beating the previous record for an Irish-language film, which was €164,000, set by Arracht in 2020.

An Cailín Ciúin picked up seven Irish Film and Television Awards earlier this year.