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Last night a PJ saved my life
23 Jan 2015 | One of Ireland’s most successful funnymen, thanks to the likes of TV hits ‘Naked Camera’ and ‘Next Week’s News’, PJ Gallagher talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about his crippling stage fright, the subject of his Reality Bites documentary. 
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IFTA Announces Details of Upcoming Events
23 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced details of five events that will be held throughout February and March – with topics ranging from television trends to music on the screen and guests including Oscar nominee Whit Stillman, Casting Director Maureen Hughes, and IFTA winning documentary filmmaker Maurice Sweeney. 
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Oscar nominee Whit Stillman to Participate In Conversation with IFTA Academy Members
23 Jan 2015 | IFTA have announced that they will be hosting an evening In Conversation…with Whit Stillman on February 3rd. 
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BAI awards funding of €1.4 million to education and animation projects
23 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced the award of €1.414 million to 25 education and animation projects, through its Sound & Vision funding scheme. The package of recommendations was ratified by the Authority at its meeting on January 22nd. 
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Minister Humphreys highlights growth potential of animation sector on visit to Oscar nominees Cartoon Saloon
23 Jan 2015 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has said recent improvements made to the Section 481 Film Tax Relief offer significant potential for further growth in the Irish animation sector in 2015. Minister Humphreys was speaking as she visited the Oscar-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, in Kilkenny. 
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IFTN talks to Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – Creator/Producer of ‘Nelly and Nora’
23 Jan 2015 | With Irish animation company Geronimo Productions announcing this week that their new pre-school cartoon ‘Nelly and Nora’ will be premiering on RTÉjr on February 2nd, IFTN caught up with the series creator and producer – Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – to talk about the new show. 
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2015 Sundance Festival kicks off as Gerard Barrett eyes up next project
23 Jan 2015 | Five Irish films and co-productions - ‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘The Hallow’, ‘The Visit’ and ‘Brooklyn’ - will all screen over the next week at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film - with 'Glassland' director Gerard Barrett slated to direct an adaptation of the novel 'Brain on Fire'. 
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‘You’re Ugly Too’ nominated for Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival
23 Jan 2015 | The new Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ starring Aidan Gillen has been nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, where the film will have its world premiere. 
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New Tile Films Documentary ‘An Long Chaillte’ to air on TG4
23 Jan 2015 | A new Tile Films documentary ‘An Long Chaillte’ – which uncovers the mystery of a 400-year-old shipwreck – will air on TG4 on Wednesday, 28th January at 9.30pm. 
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Gorilla Post upscales to bigger premises on Merrion Square
23 Jan 2015 | Creative post-production company Gorilla Post has moved premises from their previous space on Herbert Lane to a 3,500 square foot custom-designed new facility on Merrion Square. 
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Making The Cut: Career advice from the cast and crew of ‘The Fall’
22 Jan 2015 | With the CAO deadline fast approaching (1st February), IFTN has scanned the archives to gather key advice from the cast and crew of the IFTA-winning ‘The Fall’, the critically acclaimed Belfast-set police procedural starring Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. 
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Cork Film Centre under threat after government cuts funding
21 Jan 2015 | The Cork Film Centre, a resource based organisation focused on developing, promoting and facilitating the advancement of filmmaking in the southern half of Ireland, is under threat of closure following the decision by the Arts Council not to provide funding in 2015. 
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Screen Training Ireland re-launching ASSET Initiative
21 Jan 2015 | Screen Training Ireland is re-launching its ASSET initiative, and to mark Irish Design 2015, is broadening the fund to include specialist skills in design for physical production, including Art Department, Costume, and Make-Up. 
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20 jobs announced as Irish TV open Munster Regional Office
21 Jan 2015 | Twenty new jobs will be created following the launch of Irish TV’s new Munster Hub in Tralee. 
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Interview with Michael Lennox – Director of Oscar-nominated ‘Boogaloo and Graham’
20 Jan 2015 | With Northern Irish short film ‘Boogaloo and Graham’ - the Troubles-set tale of two young boys being given two chicks to mind by their soft-hearted father – getting nominated for an Oscar, IFTN caught up with its’ director Michael Lennox to talk Oscars, working with kids and animals, and the rise of Northern Irish filmmakers on the world stage. 
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Gavin O'Connor talks about role on hit RTÉ show ‘Charlie’
20 Jan 2015 | Playing the controversial Roscommon politician Sean Doherty in RTE’s acclaimed series Charlie ‘was just a dream role’ Gavin O’Connor tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Submissions now being accepted for 2015 Fingal Film Festival
20 Jan 2015 | The Fingal Film Festival have announced that they are now accepting submissions for the fourth instalment of their annual event, which will take place in Movies@Swords during the month of September. 
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New Website Donegal Film Office launched to promote filmmaking in County Donegal
20 Jan 2015 | The Donegal Film Office has launched a new website, aiming to promote and attract filmmaking in the county. 
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Geronimo Productions’ ‘Nelly and Nora’ to premiere on February 2nd
20 Jan 2015 | Irish animation company Geronimo Productions have announced that their new series ‘Nelly & Nora’ will premiere on RTEjr from February 2nd. 
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IFB and RTÉ release five new original online dramas for the new season of Storyland
20 Jan 2015 | Five new original dramas have been launched this week by RTÉ and the Irish Film Board for the new season of Storyland, a commissioning platform to identify new and emerging creative talent in Ireland. 
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