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Irish Webseries ‘Cuckoo’ Wins 7 Awards at LA Web Festival
23 Apr 2014 | Del Solar Films announced that ‘Cuckoo’, a 28-minute Irish webseries, picked up seven awards in the Drama category at the LA Web Festival ceremony, which took place on March 30. 
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Kerry Training Centre to Host Special Effects Makeup Course
23 Apr 2014 | The Kerry Training Centre, in association with the National Digital Skills Centre, is set to host a week-long special effects makeup course starting June 16. 
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John Keville Selected for EFP’s Producers on the Move 2014
23 Apr 2014 | Irish producer John Keville has been selected for the European Film Promotion's (EFP) networking platform Producers on the Move 2014. 
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Applications Open for IFB’s Animated Short Film Scheme
23 Apr 2014 | Applications are now open for the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks animated short film scheme, which is co-funded by RTÉ. The next application deadline is midnight on Friday, May 2, 2014. 
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'Queen and Country' Selected for Director's Fortnight at Cannes
22 Apr 2014 | John Boorman’s latest film ‘Queen and Country’, a sequel to his Oscar-nominated film ‘Hope and Glory’, has been chosen for the prestigious Directors' Fortnight selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, which takes place next month from 15th-25th May. ‘Queen and Country’ is produced by Merlin Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and the British Film Institute. Le Pacte is handling international sales for the film. 
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Irish Feature Film ‘The Hit Producer’ Enters Post-Production
22 Apr 2014 | Irish crime thriller ‘The Hit Producer’ has entered post-production, with Michelle Doherty featuring in her first lead role. 
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‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ wins Grand Jury Prize at Nashville
22 Apr 2014 | ‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ has won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Nashville Film Festival. The win now means that the film can qualify for the Oscars. The 19 minute long doc is produced by Morgan Bushe through Fastnet and is written and directed by Ciaran Cassidy. 
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‘Calvary’ and ‘Starred Up’ Screen at Independent Film Festival, Boston
22 Apr 2014 | The Independent Film Festival of Boston and Irish Film Festival, Boston, are partnering up to co-present two critically acclaimed Irish features: ‘Calvary’ and ‘Starred Up’. 
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Irish Filmmakers, Actors and Industry Professionals travel to Boston for Irish Film Festival
22 Apr 2014 | The 14th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston sold out houses all weekend. This year’s festival took place from March 20th to 23rd and screened over thirty Irish films. Full details can be found at www.irishfilmfestival.com 
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‘Jimi: All is By My Side’ to open Seattle International Film Festival
22 Apr 2014 | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’, starring Outkast’s Andre Benjamin in the title role, has been selected to open the Seattle Film Festival on May 15. The film is a biopic based on the life of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, who himself hailed from Seattle. John Ridley, who wrote and directed the film and recently won an Oscar for his screenplay for ‘12 Years a Slave’, is scheduled to attend the event. 
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Northern Irish Documentary ‘Road’ gets UK Distribution
22 Apr 2014 | Directed, written and produced by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt, sports documentary ‘Road’ has been acquired for distribution in the UK by indie distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment. The deal was negotiated with British sales banner The Works International. It is hoped that the film will have a release in June. 
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Daily Bite: New ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Footage; Ciarán Foy to Direct ‘Sinister’ Sequel; and Trailer for Gleeson’s ‘The Grand Seduction’
22 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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'Jimmy’s Hall' in Official Selection for Cannes
17 Apr 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. 
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'The Sea' Sets Sail for Irish Cinemas this Friday
16 Apr 2014 | Nominated for four IFTAs, including Best Film and Best Leading Actor, and winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for Sinéad Cusack, ‘The Sea’ is a drama about a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood as he tries to accept the deaths of those he loved as a child and as an adult. John Banville wrote both the original Man Booker Prize-winning novel and the adapted screenplay, while Stephen Brown directed the film in his feature debut. 
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Darklight Festival 2014 to take place April 24-27
16 Apr 2014 | Darklight is a festival dedicated to independent creativity in Ireland. The four day festival demonstrates new cinematic practises and creative technology, celebrating and encouraging new work and giving a platform to emerging filmmakers and artists. It will take place in Smithfield, Dublin, from April 24th to 27th. 
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‘Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About’ TX 22.20 21 April on BBC NI
16 Apr 2014 | After leaving Northern Ireland in 1983, comic-actor of stand-up, TV and film, Michael Smiley returns his roots after more than 30 years to indulge in his greatest passion: cycling. Three-part TV series ‘Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About’ is a Green Inc Film and Television production for BBC One Northern Ireland made with the support of Northern Ireland Screen Agency. The first episode will air next Monday. 
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Irish Film ‘Covet’ to Premiere in Arizona
16 Apr 2014 | Irish writer/director Liam O Mochain’s short film ‘Covet’ will receive its US premiere at the 2014 Arizona International Film Festival on Monday, April 21 in Tucson, Arizona. The film will screen in the Irish Shorts Programme. 
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Daily Bite: Leonardo DiCaprio for thriller ‘The Revenant’; Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Re-Team for New Comedy; Final Trailer for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’; Trailer for ‘If I Stay’
16 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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150 Jobs Announced for Mayo Based Irish TV Station
15 Apr 2014 | Irish TV’s founders Pierce O'Reilly (CEO) and Mairead Ní Mhaoilchiaráin (MD) have announced that up to 150 jobs are to be created with Ireland’s first ever international satellite television channel when it extends broadcasting hours next month. 
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IFTA Winning TV Productions helmed by Female Directors and Producers
15 Apr 2014 | This year’s IFTAs saw a number of wins for female directors and producers in television production. 
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