Dundalk native and film-maker Aislinn Clarke was recently named as the winner of the second Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.
The prize is awarded by the same body that hands out the Oscars each year.
Aislinn won the award on the back of her debut feature-length film ‘The Devil’s Doorway’, which explores a very dark chapter of Irish history through the genre of horror.
Aislinn spoke to one of our reporters about her recent award win, about her film ‘The Devil’s Doorway’, and about some of the obstacles that prevent women from entering film-making.
Our reporter, Diarmuid Pepper, began by asking Aislinn to describe the award and how she felt to have won it: