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Director Stephen Fingleton and actor Martin McCann talk ‘The Survivalist’
12 Feb 2016 | Conceived as an idea by writer/director Stephen Fingleton as far back as 2010 (after watching the documentary ‘Collapse’ which deals with the premise of unsustainable energy), ‘The Survivalist’ is finally released to cinemas and On Demand today. 
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Paul Duane Speaks to Film In Cork’s Production Club
12 Feb 2016 | Film In Cork’s next Production Club session takes place on February 18th in the RTE Cork Studios with filmmaker Paul Duane. 
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Screen Training Ireland inviting applications for Training Co-Ordinator Panel
12 Feb 2016 | Screen Training Ireland, the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry, are inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to form a panel of co-ordinators whose function will be to co-ordinate training courses being delivered to the industry. 
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Festival Round-Up
12 Feb 2016 | The first feature from Plain Sailing Films ‘Shoebox Memories’ selected for Dingle, ‘Vultures’, funded by Northern Ireland Screen, selected for the Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington and the Seventh Annual Takeover Film Festival to ‘take over’ the Queens Film Theatre next week. 
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IFTA’s Television Lecture Series to welcome Sky Managing Director of Content Gary Davey
11 Feb 2016 | As part of their Television Lecture Series, the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) will welcome Sky Managing Director of Content Gary Davey as guest speaker at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on Thursday 18th February. 
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StudioCanal acquires UK rights to Irish co-pro doc ‘The Land of the Enlightened’
11 Feb 2016 | Films Boutique has sold Irish co-produced documentary ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ to StudioCanal for UK distribution. 
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Berlin 2016: Mark Cousins film ‘Stockholm My Love’ acquired by Fortissimo
11 Feb 2016 | Fortissimo Films has acquired the global rights (excluding the UK and Sweden) to ‘Stockholm My Love’ helmed by Northern Irish director Mark Cousins. 
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Call for Applications for Screen Training Ireland’s VFX: Script To Screen
11 Feb 2016 | Applications for Screen Training Ireland’s VFX: Script to Screen are now being accepted with the deadline falling on Friday, 15th April. 
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Emer Reynolds – Making The Cut
11 Feb 2016 | Winner of back-to-back IFTA Awards in 2014 and 2015, editor Emer Reynolds talks to IFTN about she got into the film and television industry. 
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Martin McDonagh’s next film to start shooting in April in the US; Film4 and Fox Searchlight to finance
10 Feb 2016 | ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, the new film from Oscar-winning Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh, is set to start shooting in April in North Carolina with Film4 and Fox Searchlight set to finance the feature. 
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Element Pictures to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ director Yorgos Lanthimos
10 Feb 2016 | Irish production company Element Pictures, currently Oscar nominated for Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’, are set to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos to make ‘The Killing of A Sacred Deer’. 
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John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ added to 2016 SXSW slate along with four Irish shorts
10 Feb 2016 | John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ has been added to the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, screening in the Festival Favourites category. Four Irish shorts have also been added into the SXSW programme this year. 
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Day-long colloquium to address gender equality in Irish film to take place in March
10 Feb 2016 | “Women in the Irish Film Industry: Moving from the Margins to the Centre”, an event designed to tackle the issue of gender inequality in the Irish film industry, will take place on Friday, March 4th at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 
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Irish Animated series ‘Puffin Rock’ wins two Kidscreen Awards in Miami
10 Feb 2016 | Animated kids series ‘Puffin Rock’ won two awards for Best New Series and Best Animated Series at the Kidscreen Awards last night. 
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Oscar nominated Irish film 'Room' takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office
09 Feb 2016 | Lenny Abrahamson's 'Room' has passed the €1 million mark at the Irish Box-Office and has now expanded to over 60 cinemas in Ireland where it is expected to continue to perform strongly across all sites in the run up to the Oscar’s on February 28th. 
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The Irish at the European Film Market 2016
09 Feb 2016 | The European Film Market is one of the largest and most important film markets internationally and the Irish are building on their golden year of 2015 by having a large number of titles screening and selling in 2016. 
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Casting Round-Up
09 Feb 2016 | Pierce Brosnan set to star in ‘Across the River and Into the Trees’, Colm Meaney cast in Young Shakespeare pilot ‘Will’ and Brendan Gleeson set to travel to Australia to star in ‘Mr Cranky’. 
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Making The Cut: Piers McGrail – DoP of ‘Glassland’ and upcoming ‘Tomato Red’
09 Feb 2016 | Probably one of the most sought after DoP’s in Ireland at the minute, we chat to 2015 IFTA nominee Piers McGrail on how he got into the industry. 
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Submissions currently being accepted for 2016 IFTA Film & Drama Awards
08 Feb 2016 | Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2016 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which will take place on Saturday 9th April at the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin. 
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Documentary asking ‘Who Is Dervla Murphy’ to open in Irish cinemas on April 23rd
08 Feb 2016 | Mixed Bag Media documentary ‘Who Is Dervla Murphy’, which looks at the life of the titular travel writer, will open in Irish cinemas from April 23rd. 
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