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Irish Film Festival, Boston announces details of 2015 Festival
02 Mar 2015 | Irish Film Festival, Boston has announced its line-up for the 15th annual Irish film festival. The film festival takes place March 19th to 22nd, 2015 in Somerville, MA. 
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Sister Act
02 Mar 2015 | Moone Boy may have put both of them on the map, but Sarah White and Clare Monnelly have very different ideas about acting. 
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National Youth Film School call for applicants for workshops designed for future filmmakers
02 Mar 2015 | The National Youth Film School are now accepting applications for workshops specifically designed for young people interested in pursuing a career in filmmaking or television. 
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RTÉ One and RTÉ2 Call for New Ideas for Format Farm 2015
27 Feb 2015 | RTÉ One and RTÉ2 are have announced this year’s call for Format Farm ideas. Format Farm is an established RTÉ business initiative to support the production and broadcast of original TV formats for both Irish audiences and export. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ writer/director Terry McMahon talks to IFTN about new film ‘The Dancehall Bitch’
27 Feb 2015 | As ‘Patrick’s Day’ continues its successful run across the country, its writer/director Terry McMahon reveals details of his next film, ‘The Dancehall Bitch’, exclusively to IFTN. 
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Irish composer Patrick Cassidy nominated for ASCAP Award for ‘Calvary’ score
27 Feb 2015 | Irish composer Patrick Cassidy has been nominated for an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award for his work on the IFTA-winning black comedy ‘Calvary’. 
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Awards for ‘Roy’ and Boj’ at the 2015 Kidscreen Awards
27 Feb 2015 | The JAM Media production ‘Roy’ and the Kaveleer Productions series ‘Boj’ have both won awards at the 2015 Kidscreen Awards. 
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Festival Round-Up
27 Feb 2015 | JDIFF will feature 17 Irish titles at this year’s festival, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to speak at US Film Festival SXSW next month and the DIT Film Festival releases details of this year’s festival. 
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Deadline for 2015 Frameworks Short Film Scheme Announced
27 Feb 2015 | The deadline for the Irish Film Board short animation scheme Frameworks, now in its 20th edition, has been announced. Applications will be accepted until 1pm Wednesday, 15th April 2015. 
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FilmOffaly/Filmbase ShortSpace Screening & Information Night to be held on March 5th
27 Feb 2015 | After celebrating their fifth birthday anniversary of the film commission and launch of the Discount Vendor Scheme last year, The FilmOffaly team will be returning to Filmbase this Thursday, 5th March 2015 to take part in ShortSpace. 
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IFTN talks to casting director Maureen Hughes
26 Feb 2015 | As one of Ireland’s most renowned casting directors – finding actors for films and television shows such as ‘Once’, ‘Six Shooter’, ‘Raw’, ‘Noble’, ‘This Must Be The Place’, ‘Love/Hate’ and ‘Charlie’ – the work of Maureen Hughes has undoubtedly been an integral cog in the rise of Irish screen actors on the international scene over the past 10 years. 
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Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund marks 10th Anniversary
26 Feb 2015 | Northern Ireland Screen has been managing the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) since its inception in 2004 with the first television projects funded in March 2005. On Thursday, 26th February, a number of industry practitioners, former trainees and Irish language enthusiasts will gather in the Linen Hall Library to mark the achievements of the fund over the past 10 years. 
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Son of the Father
26 Feb 2015 | One of our finest comic actors, Peter McDonald talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of ‘Moone Boy’, the renaming of ‘The Stag’ and throwing his Oscar weight around. 
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‘Glassland’ sells to Benelux, Scandinavia and Hong Kong after EFM Market in Berlin
26 Feb 2015 | After a very positive response to its’ world premiere at Sundance 2015, Irish crime drama ‘Glassland’ has proven quite a commodity at the European Film Market in Berlin also. 
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Blue Moon
25 Feb 2015 | Deirdre O’Kane has always had a reputation for telling it like it is, onstage or off. Here she talks frankly to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of Moone Boy, Noble causes, and betting the house. 
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‘Moone Boy’, Baz Ashmawy’s ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ and Graham Norton nominated for RTS Awards
25 Feb 2015 | This year’s Royal Television Society Award (RTS) nominations have been announced with Irish comedy ‘Moone Boy’, Baz Ashmawy’s ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ and Irish comic Graham Norton all receiving nods for this year’s awards show which will be held on March 17th in London. 
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New Spongebob film to be made available in Irish language in cinemas nationwide
25 Feb 2015 | Paramount Pictures Ireland, in association with TG4, have announced that ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ will be available for the first time through the Irish language in Irish cinemas nationwide. 
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JDIFF officially launches programme for 13th festival
25 Feb 2015 | The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) programme was officially launched on February 25th – with Festival director Gráinne Humphreys announcing that over 130 films will screen from 38 countries including Korea, Denmark, US, Brazil and Russia. 
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AIB commissions hour-long GAA documentary to be shown on TV3 on March 12th
24 Feb 2015 | In what is a first for an Irish bank, AIB has commissioned an hour-long documentary that will be shown on TV3 as part of its ongoing sponsorship of the GAA Club Championships and its ongoing #TheToughest campaign. 
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Paul Duane’s ‘Very Extremely Dangerous’ released on DVD and iTunes
24 Feb 2015 | ‘Very Extremely Dangerous’, a documentary funded by the Irish Film Board is now available worldwide on iTunes and DVD. 
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