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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MAN ON BRIDGE Preview | May 23 2014

What began as a project that collects photos and tells the story of Arthur Fields, a street photographer who stood on O’Connell Bridge for fifty years, has grown into something much bigger than originally imagined. The scheme was launched at the end of March with over 4000 images received in six weeks via the online

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The Irish at CANNES 2014 | May 15 2014

The most famous film event in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, and its market, Le Marché du Film, open this week. The Irish film industry will be well represented there, with two films in official selection and a host of others selling in the market. JIMMY’S HALL, directed by Ken Loach, will have its

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CDN Animation Co. Heads To Dublin | May 7 2014

Canadian animation producer Mercury Filmworks is to establish a European beachhead with a new production studio in Dublin, Ireland. Mercury Filmworks Europe is set to open in fall 2014. There’s no word on initial projects out of the Irish operation. But Ottawa-based Mercury has also named former Teletoon executive and TIRFF Board Member, Alan Gregg,

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Domhnall Gleeson in STAR WARS 7 | May 3 2014

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson has revealed he is “still struggling to come to terms with” his role in the upcoming Star Wars 7 film. “It all happened really quickly for me,” he told Dublin radio show 2FM. “It was like the day before and then I’m at a table reading with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford

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Sheridan To Direct Lockerbie Drama | Apr 28 2014

Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to write and direct a movie about the 1988 Pan Am terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which left 270 passengers and town residents dead. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is said to be developing a script with Irish screenwriter Audrey O’Reilly (Honor Bright, In Loving Memory). Sheridan, who previously directed the

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JIMMY’S HALL headed to Cannes | Apr 17 2014

Shot on location in Leitrim and Sligo, ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ tells the story of Jimmy Gralton, who set up a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of civil war. Ken Loach’s previous film ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’, which was shot in Cork and starred Cillian Murphy, won the

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Irish Female Talent Shines at IFTAs | Apr 15 2014

This year’s IFTAs saw a number of wins for female directors and producers in television production. While women have been behind the scenes of Irish film and TV production since their inception, being awarded for their work has been a significant and praiseworthy development for the industry. Anna Rodgers won Best Director in the Television

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