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Irish Animation Award Winners 2017
29 Mar 2017 | Animation Ireland’s second awards ceremony sponsored by RTÉjr, the Irish Film Board & Animation Skillnet was held in Dingle last weekend (25th March).
It acknowledged the outstanding creative talent within the Irish animation, visual effects and gaming industries. 
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“When they go to Dingle they get inspired,” Students Win Several Awards at Dingle Animation Festival
28 Mar 2017 | Ballyfermot College of Further Education animation students celebrate after scooping several awards at the annual Dingle Animation Festival held at the Dingle Skellig Hotel over the weekend. 
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‘Lost & Found’ from Paradox Pictures to screen at TIFF Kids International Film Festival
27 Mar 2017 | The short film written and directed by Liam O’Neill is set to screen four times at the Toronto-based festival, which runs from April 7th-23rd. 
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Cinemagic Film and Television Festival runs from May 5th-14th in Dublin
27 Mar 2017 | The annual programme returns for its 10th anniversary this year, with a hundred events and diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people. 
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Galway Film Fleadh Irish Shorts & Feature Submissions Deadlines
22 Mar 2017 | The annual festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious in Irish film’s yearly calendar of events, with a dedicated Irish Shorts stream nurturing up and coming creative talent. 
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Patt Shortt to attend Dingle International Film Festival 2017 ‘Twice Shy’ Screening
21 Mar 2017 | The ‘Killinaskully’ and ‘Smalltown’ actor recently completed filming on Morgan Bushe’s ‘Belly of the Whale’ and also starred in Declan Recks’ ‘The Flag’ last year. Another of his 2016 feature film titles is ‘Twice Shy’ from Tom Ryan, which is due to screen on Sunday March 26th, in the final leg of the four-day programme. 
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Dingle Film Festival set to close with ‘The Secret Scripture’
16 Mar 2017 | The tenth instalment annual festival in Dingle, Co. Kerry running from Thursday March 23rd to Sunday March 26th will close with Jim Sheridan’s IFTA-nominated ‘The Secret Scripture,’ starring Jack Reynor (Sing Street) and Rooney Mara (Carol). 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actress in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony less than four weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actress in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s nominations once again showcases the high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actresses portraying deeply immersive roles of women across both home and international drama screens. 
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IFTA-nominated Writer/Director Natasha Waugh talks ‘Terminal’
13 Mar 2017 | As one of the most highly contested categories in this year’s Film & Drama Awards, the short film line-up is a key indication of the calibre of upcoming talent in Ireland, and the muscle with which young filmmakers are handling difficult, topical issues. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Best Drama Nominations #IFTA17
10 Mar 2017 | The Irish Academy this week announced the line-up of nominees for the upcoming 2017 awards ceremony, which will take place on Saturday April 8th in the Mansion House, Dublin. 
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Dublin Crime Feature ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ wins Best Film at Manchester Film Festival
09 Mar 2017 | Mark O’Connor’s title is produced by Richard Bolger of Five Knight Films and took three major prizes at the recent festival, for Film of the Festival, Best Film and Best Actor for leading man John Connors. 
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Sky Vision & Altice Studio to Co-Produce Neil Jordan’s Drama ‘Riviera’
09 Mar 2017 | The original ten-part series written by Jordan and John Banville (Albert Nobbs) is set in the Côte d’Azur and will air on Sky Atlantic in Ireland, the UK and more later this year, following its world premiere at Mip-TV next month. 
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‘In Loco Parentis’ to screen at San Francisco International Film Festival
09 Mar 2017 | The feature length documentary from Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane will screen at the sixtieth instalment of the festival, which runs from April 5th-9th. 
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Oscar-winning Irish Filmmaker Ben Cleary leads Irish titles at Tribeca Short Film Slate with ‘Wave’
08 Mar 2017 | The ‘Stutterer’ writer/director’s latest project, which he co-directs with TJ O’Grady-Peyton will screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival running from April 19th-30th. 
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Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon for The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) Committee
08 Mar 2017 | In a bid to support the production of feature length animation projects in the Flemish region, a fund of €750,000 will be dedicated annually to a single majority-produced project. 
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Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum to continue in Cannes with Irish Project, ‘Extraordinary’
07 Mar 2017 | The inaugural forum ran from February 16th-18th in Amsterdam with Irish talents Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken producing the project, from director/writers Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman. 
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The Irish Film Festival, Boston Announces its Awardees & Line Up
06 Mar 2017 | Irish Film Festival, Boston is pleased to announce the awardees for the 17th Annual BIFF awards and its line up of over thirty Irish films to screen in Boston at this year’s event. 
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IFTN chats with the team behind ADIFF Best Irish Short ‘Lily’
06 Mar 2017 | The multi award-winning project from ‘Callback Queen’ director Graham Cantwell tackles the combined themes of bullying and LGBT youth in the short form. 
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Tribeca 2017 Programme includes Irish titles ‘Pilgrimage’, ‘The Farthest’ , ‘Elián’ & ‘No Stone Unturned’
03 Mar 2017 | The upcoming festival which runs from April 19th-30th will open with documentary title ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ from Clive Davis, with Irish documentary and drama also set to take centre stage in the Viewpoints and Spotlight Documentary streams. 
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Celtic Media Festival Reveals Nominees For 2017 Awards
03 Mar 2017 | The Celtic Media Festival has revealed the nominees for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence. The winners are set to be revealed at the 38th Festival in Douglas on the Isle of Man, over May 3rd – 5th 2017. 
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