TIRFF 2015 Dates | Sept 30 2015

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Irish Film Festival will take place on Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th. All screenings will take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto. Have Irish film suggestions? Email us at infotirff@gmail.com. See you at our 5th birthday party!

DRACULA UNTOLD & The Giant’s Causeway | Sep 19 2014

The Giant’s Causeway has been transformed into an eerie Transylvanian mountain. And the glorious Italian Garden at Mount Stewart doubles up as the grounds of Dracula’s castle. Some of the scenes in the forthcoming Dracula Untold movie may look a little familiar to Northern Ireland viewers – after they were shot at a host of

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HERE WAS CUBA gets Grierson Nom | Sep 17 2014

Seeing off stiff competition, an entirely Irish-produced documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Here Was Cuba, has been nominated for a Grierson Award. The film, broadcast in the UK by More 4 under the title “Kennedy’s Nuclear Nightmare”, tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how in October 1962 the earth teetered on

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Good Luck Katie Blundell | Aug 18 2014

Sending best wishes to Katie Blundell, TIRFF sponsored Toronto Rose at this year’s festivities…you can watch her progress live via RTE Player. From dancing on a barrel with a brush, to kissing a fish and that infamous onscreen proposal last year, ‘The Rose of Tralee’ has become one of Ireland’s most watched TV Shows with

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Titanic Studios gets £14m Extension | Aug 14 2014

Titanic Studios, the production facilities in Northern Ireland where ‘Game of Thrones’ is shot, is to add two stages as part of a £14 million (€17.5 million) upgrade. The facilities, which sit on an eight-acre site in Belfast, received the greenlight for the expansion plans from Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H. Durkan on Tuesday.

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CALVARY makes strong US debut | Aug 6 2014

The critically acclaimed film from John Michael McDonagh has taken an average of $18,000 per screen – the highest screen average for any independently released film this weekend in the United States according to indiewire.com. Following on from its €1.6 million Irish box office early this year, Calvary has had a strong opening weekend at

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MISS JULIE to prem at TIFF 2014 | July 25 2014

‘Miss Julie’ makes its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs from 4th to 14th September. Toronto is on a par with other premiere world film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The festival has a highly competitive selection process and is considered a great launch pad for the

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Galway Film Fleadh Awards 2014 | July 15 2014

On Sunday 13th July, the 26th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony, which took place before the screening of closing film ‘An Bronntanas’, was attended by its stars John Finn and Dara Devaney, and director Tom

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PILGRIM HILL Director Gets Fleadh Premiere | June 24 2013

Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland’ will have its World Premiere this July as part of the 26th Galway Film Fleadh. The film will receive an Irish release afterwards this autumn. ‘Glassland’ tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, who in an effort to

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Galway Film Fleadh Preview | June 18 2014

Five eagerly awaited films from Irish directors are confirmed for the Fleadh. Patrick’s Day (Terry McMahon) Patrick’s Day follows the story of Patrick (Moe Dunford), a warm-hearted twenty six year old virgin schizophrenic, who falls in love with a soon-to- be redundant, alcoholic air-hostess, Karen. Maura, who is Patrick’s obsessive mother, has a need to

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