Northern Ireland

Baftas 2015: NI film Boogaloo and Graham wins British short film award

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Media captionThe films director, Michael Lennox, praised the Northern Ireland film industry

A film from Northern Ireland has won a Bafta at the 2015 awards ceremony.

Boogaloo and Graham, is set in 1970s Belfast. It is about two young boys who discover the facts of life with the help of their pet chickens.

The prize for British short film went to the team of Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney.

Another Northern Ireland native with Bafta success is Shane Kelly, originally from Sixmilecross, County Tyrone.

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Image caption Boogaloo and Graham, set in 1970s Belfast, has won a Bafta for British short film

He moved to Texas 14 years ago and for the past 12 years, he worked as director of photography on Boyhood, which won best film.

The Bafta ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, is the biggest awards event in the British film calendar.

Boogaloo and Graham has also been nominated an Oscar.

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