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IFTN offices closed from Monday August 3rd until Monday, August 10th
31 Jul 2015 | The IFTN offices will be closed from Monday, August 3rd until Monday, August 10th . Please send any breaking news stories to info@iftn.ie. Have a great bank holiday weekend and summer holidays from IFTN! 
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Soap Series: Interview with ‘Ros na Rún’ director Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta
31 Jul 2015 | This summer IFTN is taking a closer look behind the scenes of Ireland’s soaps – continuing our series we talk to Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta – director of TG4 Irish-language soap ‘Ros na Rún’. 
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Ripple World Pictures’ coming of age drama ‘Moon Dogs’ currently shooting in Scotland
31 Jul 2015 | Irish co-production ‘Moon Dogs’, described as a coming of age road trip drama, has commenced its shoot in Scotland. 
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Focus Features board David Gleeson penned action film ‘Down To A Sunless Sea’; Morgan Freeman attached to star
31 Jul 2015 | US distribution company Focus Features have boarded action film ‘Down To A Sunless Sea’, a script written by Irish screenwriter David Gleeson. 
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Northern Ireland Screen announce recent Short Film Scheme’s decisions
31 Jul 2015 | Northern Ireland Screen has announced the decisions from its Short Film Call, Access Shorts scheme and Shorts to Features scheme. A total of 16 awards have been made. 
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Lenny Abrahamson's 'Room' set for October 16 release in the US
30 Jul 2015 | Lenny Abrahamson’s new drama ‘Room’ will be released in New York and Los Angeles on October 16, before a full nationwide rollout on November 6th. 
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Irish documentary ‘Marathon Men’ wins Italian Festival prize
30 Jul 2015 | Irish documentary ‘Marathon Men’ has won the special jury award at the 36th Rassegna Cinematicrafica Internazionale film festival in Italy. 
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Elaine Sperber and Greg Maguire appointed to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen
30 Jul 2015 | Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the appointment of Elaine Sperber as the new Vice-Chair of Northern Ireland Screen and Professor Greg Maguire as Board Member after an open competition. They have been appointed with effect until 31 December 2018. 
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RTS opens Craft & Design Awards 2014-2015 and launches new Director Category
30 Jul 2015 | The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014-2015. The Awards recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production, from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects. 
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Toronto Fest to feature Irish films ‘Room’, ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘The Lobster’
29 Jul 2015 | Three Irish films have been selected to screen at the world renowned Toronto International Film Festival this year, which is due to run from September 10 to 20. 
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Plans progress with new film and TV studio in Limerick; long term lease of former Dell Factory signed
29 Jul 2015 | The newly established Troy Studios have announced that Heads of Agreement have been signed with Limerick City and County Council, subject to planning permission, for a long term lease of the former Dell Factory in Limerick - with the announcement welcomed by Minister Heather Humphreys TD. 
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Irish co-production ’11 Minutes’ selected to screen in competition at Venice
29 Jul 2015 | Irish co-production ’11 Minutes’ has been selected to screen in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which will run from September 2nd to 12th. 
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Tadhg O’Sullivan’s ‘The Great Wall’ to be released at the IFI
29 Jul 2015 | Tadhg O’Sullivan’s new film ‘The Great Wall’, which looks at the enclosure of Europe by a system of walls and fences and captures the life of those on the perimeter, is to be exclusively released at the IFI from August 21st. 
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Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ wins screenplay award in Japan
29 Jul 2015 | Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’, which is currently showing in cinemas, was the winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival in Japan. 
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Ulysses adaptation ‘Bloom’ starring Stephen Rea launched on VOD
28 Jul 2015 | Irish film ‘Bloom’, released to cinemas in 2003, has today been launched on VOD (Video On Demand) making it available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video for the first time. 
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Festival Round-Up
28 Jul 2015 | The Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival calls for Irish feature documentaries and announces special 'Made in Louth/Meath' strand, five Irish shorts to screen at the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in the UK and 10th anniversary of ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ is celebrated at this year’s GAZE International LGBT Film Festival. 
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Irish Language Broadcast Fund accepting applications until Friday 4th September
28 Jul 2015 | The Irish Language Broadcast Fund has confirmed that it is accepting applications with a deadline of noon on Friday 4th September. 
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Magamedia’s ‘Eipic’ Filming
27 Jul 2015 | Filming has commenced on TG4's new teen musical drama Eipic on location in Woodford, Co. Galway. 
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Pictiúir Paradiso: Writer/director/producer Paddy Slattery on the films that shaped him
24 Jul 2015 | Nurturing his own little Paddywood down in the wilds of Offaly, Paddy Slattery has been behind, besides and generally all over some of the finest Irish shorts of recent years, including James Fitzgerald’s recent IFTA-nominated ‘Skunky Dog’ (2014) Tristan Heanue’s ‘Today’ (2015) and his own award-winning trio, ‘The Moment’ (2010), ‘Runner’ (2012) and ‘Sojourn’ (2014). 
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BAFTA Crew 2015 participants features six crew members from Northern Ireland
24 Jul 2015 | The BAFTA Crew 2015 participants have been revealed and six crew members based in Northern Ireland have been included; five returning with one new member. 
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