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Line Up for the 24th Galway Film Fleadh announced

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Last week in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, the programme for Ireland’s premier film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, was unveiled. Among festival staff, industry professionals and film entusiasts, Festival Programmer Gar O’Brien said at the launch “This year is without doubt a banner year for Irish film…alongside the usual mix of the best in world cinema and documentaries”. The 24th edition of the festival, which takes place from 10-15th July, has a line-up that includes 1...

LA Irish Film Festival 2011

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LOS ANGELES IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2011  PROGRAM AND TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN THE STEVE BRENNAN TRIBUTE AWARD TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN Los Angeles Irish Film Festival 2011 Program OPENING NIGHT Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7pm TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN PERFORMANCE BY JUDITH MOK SPECIAL SCREENING OF "THE GUARD" Director: John Michael McDonagh Producers: Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe Writer: John Michael McDonagh Cast...

Irish Film & Television Awards Celebrations

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  Pierce Brosnan, Saoirse Ronan, Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattrall and Joely Richardson Join Irish Film & Television Awards Celebrations The Irish film and television industry celebrated its 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards at a gala ceremony held in Dublin's spectacular Convention Centre on Saturday 12th February. In what was a glittering night for the Irish film and television industry the IFTA Awards saw a host of filmmakers, actors and producers walking the red ...

The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit

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The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit by Ron Gilbert I have attended this festival from the beginning and it has grown in leaps and bounds. Last night was the best one yet. Even though we are in the heart of Hollywood at the Linwood Dunn Theatre, if feels like Ireland, The beautiful and gracious festival director and founder, Lisa McLaughlin fills the atmosphere with her smile and charms us all. .Even in these difficult times sponsors like the Irish ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Jury Head

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By Liza ForemanThe Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that the award-winning Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan will be the Jury President for the International Competition at the 23rd TIFF. Jordan's films have been honored with numerous awards worldwide including the Oscar (The Crying Game), and BAFTAs for (Crying Game, The End Of The Affair). Company Of Wolves, his second film, was selected for the first year of TIFF's Competition section in 1985. The 23rd edition of the Tokyo Int...

Which is your favorite indie movie of the last 3 decades? IFTA has an answer and offers TOP 30 selection

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent FilmsTM from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today.    IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world's most important companies in independent film and television. Sin...

IFTA's election of 30 MOST independent features

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today. IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world’s most important companies in independent film and television. Since 1981, IFTA members have ...

Galway Film Fleadh to screen best in Irish and World Cinema

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Galway Film Fleadh (pronounced " FLAH" meaning feast or festival in Irish) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 22nd annual Fleadh, which runs July 6-11th, 2010 in Galway, Ireland. The Fleadh is excited to present 100 feature films, 115 shorts films, eight World Premiers and 53 Irish Premieres during the six-day Fleadh. "We are thrilled to continue our tradition of offering the very best in world cinema and Irish films. The diversity of the Fleadh's offerings is...

Estes Park Film Festival Opening Night Party & Film

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Join us at the Historic Park Theatre as we celebrate the opening of our 4th annual film festival! This is your chance to meet and mingle with the filmmakers, special guests, and other film enthusiasts. Tickets are $30 until September 10th and $35 starting September 11th. Reserve your spot at this event now and save! Our opening night film, (The Eclipse), will play immediately after the party at approx. 8:30 PM! (Food and Drinks will be provided by the Park Theatre) Visit http://epffopeningpart...

The Eclipse makes its Colorado Premiere at the Estes Park Film Festival

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The Eclipse (Special Pre-Release Screening) – Fresh from its premier at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, “The Eclipse” is an exquisite and life-affirming atmospheric drama about the redemptive quality of love. In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts. Written & Directed by: Tony Award-nominated writer/director Conor McPherson / Starring Ciarán Hinds (Munich), Iben Hjejle (High Fidelity) & ...

The Irish Film Institute announces a major cinema expansion and redevelopment

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The Irish Film Institute is delighted to announce a major redevelopment of its landmark Old Quaker Meeting House premises on Eustace Street in Temple Bar. Plans have been unveiled to create a third cinema in addition to the existing two cinema screens, a major overhaul of the existing public areas, and significant development of the IFI's Irish Film Archive allowing better access to the archive's collection for the IFI's audience, film researchers and students.  Speaking of the redevelopmen...

The Irish Film Institute announces a major cinema expansion

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The Irish Film Institute announces a major cinema expansion and redevelopment The Irish Film Institute is delighted to announce a major redevelopment of its landmark Old Quaker Meeting House premises on Eustace Street in Temple Bar. Plans have been unveiled to create a third cinema in addition to the existing two cinema screens, a major overhaul of the existing public areas, and significant development of the IFI’s Irish Film Archive allowing better access to the archive’s collection for th...

In Bruges review

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The closing film of the Titanic Festival in Budpest, "In Bruges", was another eye-opener. Directed by Martin McDonagh and set almost entirely in the beautiful Belgian canal city of Bruges, this is one where it's hard to tell whether it's a violent comedy, or a spoof on violence, or a comical violence film about two hard-boiled Irish hit men on the lam in Belgium. Our hero, handsome Irish charmer Colin Farrell, sporting a heavy growth of five-o'clock shadow throughout and constantly lamenting th...

In Bruges by Martin McDonagh: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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In Bruges by Martin McDonagh Directed by: Martin Mc Donagh Written by: Martin Mc Donagh Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy   Synopsis: Mr. McDonagh makes his feature directorial debut on the film, from his own original screenplay. His plays (which include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman) have brought him two Olivier Awards and four Tony Award nominations. He wrote and directe...

In Bruges review Festival Film of the year nominee

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"If I'd grown up on a farm and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't, so it doesn't." - Colin Farrell as Ray, IN BRUGESIN BRUGES, written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker and award-winning playwright, Martin McDonagh, had its world premiere Thursday night. Cast includes Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fienne. This highly original and brutally funny film tells the story of two hit men who, after a badly botched job in London, are ordered by their boss to sit tig...

Hunger review, Festival Film of the Year Nominee

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SYNOPSIS:Inside Belfast's Maze prison in the early 80s, IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) faces the brutality of the system and clashes with the Catholic priest (Liam Cunningham) as he determines to keep fasting in an effort to trigger change in the classification of IRA prisoners not as criminals but as Prisoners of War. Given better perspective 25 years or so after the events depicted, Hunger is a feast of cinema, albeit harrowing and confronting. Steve McQueen is an unconven...

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Bruno Chatelin to speak at Screen Leaders EU 2008

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Screenleaders is a strategic company development programme devised for experienced owner/managers working in film, television production, animation and post-production facilities.The programme is designed to enhance business expertise in the key areas of personal management, strategic planning and opportunities in the international marketplace. What makes Screen Leaders unique and very effective is that we consult with the participating companies to ensure that the content is custom designed to ...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Screen Leaders EU 2008

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Screenleaders is a strategic company development programme devised for experienced owner/managers working in film, television production, animation and post-production facilities.The programme is designed to enhance business expertise in the key areas of personal management, strategic planning and opportunities in the international marketplace. What makes Screen Leaders unique and very effective is that we consult with the participating companies to ensure that the content is custom designed to ...

Adaptation Festival offers a Roddy Doyle retrospective on Screen

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The IFI and Cinema North West presents a major retrospective of the author’s film works taking place in Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim from 12th- 14th SeptemberThe 4th Adaptation Festival focuses on Roddy Doyle, one of Ireland’s most successful and celebrated writers. He is admired for his imaginative and authentic portraits of contemporary Irish life and the rare talent of being able to write novels, drama and screenwriting. Adaptation will include a broad range of Doyle’s film works and will al...

Sarah Glennie to head the Irish Film Institute

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The Board of The Irish Film Institute is delighted to announce Sarah Glennie as DIRECTOR OF THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE. She will take up the full time position in Autumn 2008, before which time she will work with the IFI on a consultative basis. In the transition period, IFI operations will continue to be managed by Annmarie Gray, Acting Director and Head of Finance and HR.Sarah has fourteen years experience in the cultural realm, most recently as Director of the Model Arts and Niland Gallery in S...

Sundance FF Opens Tonight With IN BRUGES

Thursday, January 17---------------The build up is over and it's now time to begin the Sundance Film Festival marathon. The Festival, which runs through January 27th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, opens this evening with the world premiere of  IN BRUGES, the directorial debut of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. The film, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is, according to the Festival release, "a twisted tale of two London hit men who ar...

IN BRUGES To Open 2008 Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, November 20---------------If it's Thanksgiving, then it must be time for the Sundance Film Festival to begin announcing the fims for its 2008 edition, which runs from January 17 to 27th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. IN BRUGES, the directorial debut of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh will open the Festival on January 17th. The film, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is, according to the Festival release, "a twisted tale of two L...

Corona Cork Film Festival Programme to Set the Screen Alight

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The 52nd Corona Cork Film Festival which takes place from October 14-21 has announced its bumper packed line up which includes world premieres, big budget films, innovative independent films, international documentaries, drive-ins, an Irish showcase and short films from all over the world.Re-named Corona Cork Film Festival, title sponsorship has been taken up by leading drinks distributors Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium for its Corona Extra premium bottled beer brand.Michael Barry, MD of Barry Fitzwi...

Interview with Cillian for The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley won Ken Loach the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, and its star, Cillian Murphy reckons that’s just where the credit should go, with a film that tackles a pivotal moment in Irish/British history. For a Cork-born lad, it’s very close to home, he tells Andrew L. Urban.Cillian (pronounced with a K) Murphy arrived in Sydney on a Monday morning from the North American premiere of The Wind That Shakes The Barley at the Toronto film festival, via a short Los...

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