7 June 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network

NFS Celebrates Recent Awards Success
01 Mar 2010 :
Bonnie & Clyde
The National Film School in IADT is this month celebrating the success of its students at both the RTS Student Television Awards and Digital Media Awards. Furthermore in conjunction with the NFS, the Irish Film Institute is screening four classic Hollywood films throughout March.

The RTS Student Television Awards, held recenlty in RTÉ, saw ‘Aunt’ directed by Narayan Van Maele and produced by David Lester Mooney walk away with the event’s Drama prize with Allyn Quigley's ‘The Christmas Ward’ (produced by Kevin Fetherston) coming in as a runner-up. ‘Pest’ by Darragh Duffy won the Animation prize, with Mark Mullery's ‘The Office Environment" and Eamonn O'Neill's "On the Quiet" as runners-up. Sean Plunkett's ‘In This Winter Sun’ was a runner-up in the Factual category. As winners, ‘Aunt’ and ‘Pest’ now go forward to the final selection for the RTS Student Television Awards and they will also represent Ireland in the Celtic Media Festival Student Awards next month. In addition, ‘Aunt’ has been selected for international competition at IndieLisboa in Portugal.

Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of the National Film School, also expressed delight in the triumph of 3rd Year Animation student, Kelley O'Sullivan, who won the Student Digital Storytelling Award with her film, ‘Cardboard Boy’ at the 2010 Digital Media Awards last week: "All this good news comes after our graduates received 21 nominations in the 7th Irish Film and Television Awards and the Minister for Education & Science announced that our new NFS Building will finally go ahead in a few months time!" He commented.

Furthermore for the month of March, in conjunction with the National Film School at IADT, the Irish Film Institute is screening four classic Hollywood films that the organisers of the event feel are essential viewing for anyone interested in cinema. IADT Lecturer, Tom Kennedy, will introduce each of the four films which include ‘The Roaring Twenties’, ‘Out of the Past’, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘The Searchers’.

‘The Roaring Twenties’, which screens on Monday March 1st, was directed by Raoul Walsh in 1939 and is set in post-World War I when Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry interfere.

Monday, March 8th will see the screening of ‘Out Of The Past’, also known as ‘Build My Gallows High’ the 1947 feature from Jacques Tourneur; director Arthur Penn will be honoured with a Monday, March 15th screening of his famous 1967 project, ‘Bonnie And Clyde’, and finally John Ford’s ‘The Searchers’ will show on Monday, March 22nd. The film, made in 1956 tells the tale of a Civil War veteran who spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians but whose motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Each screening will take place in the Irish Film Institute’s Cinema 2 at 6.30pm. There is a special ticket price of €30 (€26 for IFI members) for all four screenings. Regular admission prices apply for individual screenings.

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