Jim Sheridan, one of the most impressive European Irish film names, a director, scriptwriter, producer and filmmaker of unforgettable film stories, spoke to the attendees from the name of the EFA. Thinking back to an event from his childhood, Sheridan pointed to the importance of television.

-Television is sometimes underestimated, we aren’t aware of how powerful moving images are. It is a great pleasure that I am chose on behalf of the EFA to be tonight at this ceremony where film art is celebrated, Sheridan pointed out.