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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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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