Irish Rising Star shortlist revealed

Four nominated for new talent award

LONDON -- Actress Sarah Bolger, writer-director Lance Daly, actor Michael Fassbender and writer Enda Walsh are on the shortlist to be this year's Rising Star winner, the Irish Film Board and the Irish Film snd Television Academy said Tuesday.

The winner will be announced Feb. 14 at the Irish Film and Television Awards Ceremony.

Selected by a special jury and sponsored by the IFB, the Rising Star nod aims to highlight new talent working in all areas of the Irish film industry.

Bolger's resume includes an outing in "The Spiderwick Chronicles," while Daly wrote and directed "Kisses." Fassbender starred in the Walsh-penned script for "Hunger," the Bobby Sands biopic.