John Carney with Marcella Plunkett and father Martin Carney - Guests arrive at the European Premiere of 'Once' the musical at The Gaiety Theatre - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 26th February 2013 (4 Pictures)
Michael D Higgins and Wife Sabina Coyle
Evan Walsh and Colm Gavin
Next Carney Slideshow: Way Out West Festival Day 1 - - Thursday 9th August 2012
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.