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‘Love & Friendship’ writer/director Whit Stillman: “Ireland is the best place I have ever shot a film”
26 May 2016 | With Irish film ‘Love & Friendship’ hitting cinemas on May 27th, IFTN catches up with writer and director Whit Stillman. 
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IFB Chief Executive James Hickey Welcomes Announcement for New Film Studios in Dublin
26 May 2016 | The Irish Film Board has welcomed plans to establish film studios in Dublin which are said to be in the advanced stage of development and backed by many Hollywood studios. 
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Animation Base Camp 2016 supported by Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet
26 May 2016 | Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to support the Animation Base Camp - an initiative of Once Were Farmers and The Animation Centrifuge, in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation, Creative Scotland, and Midtnorsk Filmsenter. 
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Stephen Gaffney’s horror ‘Red Room’ set to shoot in Chancery Inn
26 May 2016 | The Chancery Inn has been chosen as one of the shooting locations for ‘Red Room’, the gruesome horror feature from Stephen Gaffney’s Deep Web Films. 
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Creative Europe Announces Details of its New Financial Guarantee Facility
26 May 2016 | The Creative Europe Programme has earmarked €121 million for a financial mechanism acting as insurance to financial intermediaries - a Financial Guarantee Facility. 
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New 180,000 sq ft Film Studio reportedly planned for Dublin’s South Docklands
25 May 2016 | A new Hollywood backed Film Studio, which will be located in the former Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend, is reportedly in the advanced stage of development. 
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Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s ‘Atlantic’ wins the 2016 SDGI Director’s Finders Series
25 May 2016 | Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s ‘Atlantic’ has been announced the winner of the 2016 SDGI Director’s Finders Series, providing the director with the opportunity to showcase his feature film at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in LA on June 17th with the aim of securing a US distribution deal for the film. 
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10 Irish films announced for 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival taking place next month
25 May 2016 | Irish talent will be at the fore at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival with 10 Irish films included in the programme which was announced this morning. 
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Eileen Gray biopic ‘The Price of Desire’ and companion doc ‘Gray Matters’ released to cinemas this weekend
25 May 2016 | Eileen Gray, a universally lauded Irish furniture designer, feminist icon, architect and pioneer of the Modern Movement (known as the Irish Mother of Modernism) in architecture whose influential contribution to 20th century architecture was almost entirely wiped from history, will see not one but two films released about her life this weekend. 
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Deadline Approaching for Marketplace at 2016 Galway Film Fair
25 May 2016 | Applications are closing soon for the Marketplace at the 2016 Galway Film Fair, taking place during the 28th Galway Film Fleadh (Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July 2016). 
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Deadline extended for Northern Ireland Screen’s Short to Features Scheme
25 May 2016 | The deadline for Northern Ireland Screen's Shorts to Features scheme has been extended to 5pm on Friday 3rd June. 
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Thousands of extras audition as fifth season of 'Vikings' set to begin filming next month
24 May 2016 | Thousands of extras turned up for auditions for Irish drama series ‘Vikings’ this week, as the show prepares to shoot an extended fifth season beginning next month. 
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Gabriel Byrne announced for new season of ‘Marco Polo’ on Netflix
24 May 2016 | Netflix has announced that Irish actor Gabriel Byrne will play the part of Pope Gregory X in the second season of Marco Polo which launches on Netflix on 1 July. 
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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ begins shooting in France; Irish actors Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Barry Keoghan starring
24 May 2016 | Warner Bros. Pictures has commenced principal photography on the epic action thriller ‘Dunkirk’ in Dunkirk, France. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (‘Interstellar’, ‘Inception’, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, Irish actors cast in the film include Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and the recently announced Barry Keoghan. 
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Galway City of Film continues 100 Years of Irish Cinema with Irish Shorts celebration
24 May 2016 | Galway City of Film continues its 100 Years of Irish Cinema programme with a celebration of the Irish Short Film as Indie Cork programmer Mick Hannigan has put together a selection of his favourite Irish Short Films. This programme will be screened at An Taibhdhearc, Galway city at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, June 18th. 
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Irish At Cannes: Robbie Ryan shot films ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ‘American Honey’ the big winners in 2016
23 May 2016 | If the world needed further evidence that Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan is one of the best DoP’s around, look no further than Cannes 2016. 
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Fergal Reilly’s ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ currently nesting at top of US Box Office
23 May 2016 | ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, co-helmed by Irish director Fergal Reilly, has earned over $39m in it’s opening weekend in the US and has beaten out competition from the likes of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Neighbours 2’ and ‘Nice Guys’ in getting to the top of the box office in the states. 
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NCFA calls on Minister Heather Humphreys for All-Party approach to National Cultural Policy
23 May 2016 | The National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) has called on Minister Heather Humphreys to submit the long-awaited national cultural policy, Culture 2025, to the Joint Committee for Arts, where it can be discussed and finalised on an all-party basis. 
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Festival Round-Up
20 May 2016 | Paul Mercier and An Pointe Productions ‘Pursuit’ has been selected for Shanghai’s Jackie Chan Action Movie Week while the renowned Sydney Film Festival will this year present an extended Irish focus to celebrate Irish filmmakers recent success on the international stage. 
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Screen Training Ireland to host The Development Toolkit: An Advanced Programme for Development Personnel
20 May 2016 | The Advanced Development Programme, in association with the Irish Film Board, was designed in response to industry feedback requesting a comprehensive skills-enhancement scheme for Development Executives and others working in development. 
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