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If 2015 was golden year for Irish fictional films, 2016 may be golden year for Irish documentary
06 May 2016 | If 2015 was the golden year for Irish drama films (with ‘Room’ and ‘Brooklyn’ dominating the international awards scene), then 2016 is shaping up to be a golden year for Irish documentaries. 
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Picture Lock for Mark O’Connor’s crime drama ‘Cardboard Gangsters’
06 May 2016 | Mark O’Connor’s highly anticipated crime drama ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ has been picture-locked and is now entering the post-production phase, IFTN has learned. 
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Four Irish documentaries announced for 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest
05 May 2016 | The competition titles for the 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest have been revealed with Irish documentaries ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’ and ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ both selected in competition for the festival’s grand jury prize while 'Mattress Men' and 'Crash and Burn' will also screen. Short film 'The Grey Area' is also screening. 
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Hot Docs: Fine Point launches €500k Silver Fund with Toronto Based Fadoo Productions
05 May 2016 | News from Hot Docs in Toronto where Northern Ireland production company Fine Point Films has teamed up with Toronto based Fadoo Productions in a new development initiative called ‘The Silver Fund’ which has the potential to invest up to (US) $500,000 (£345,000) over two years in documentaries, with up to (US) $50,000 (£35,000) available per project. 
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Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund announce latest funding round decisions
05 May 2016 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) has announced its latest funding decisions for 2016. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and film with a total of 18 projects being awarded. 
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Brown Bag Films wins two Daytime Emmy Awards for ‘Peter Rabbit’
05 May 2016 | Brown Bag Films are celebrating even more Daytime Emmy success following two wins in Los Angeles recently for their acclaimed children’s animated series ‘Peter Rabbit’. 
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Michael Fassbender to star as serial killer in ‘Entering Hades’
04 May 2016 | Irish actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to star as an Austrian serial killer in ‘Entering Hades’. 
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Guth Gafa now accepting Irish feature documentary submissions
04 May 2016 | Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an extended programme of film and events at the earlier dates of 3-7 August in Kells, County Meath. 
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Sound Editing Programme to be held at EGG Post Production later this month
04 May 2016 | Screen Training Ireland and the Galway Film Centre are partnering once again and are now seeking participants for a Sound Editing programme, tutored by Patrick Drummond, Aza Hand & Michelle McCormack. 
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Cinemagic returning to Dublin this month
04 May 2016 | For the past nine years Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival has given young people in Dublin the chance to immerse themselves in the world of TV and film culture and to learn from some of the industry’s most established names. The 2016 Festival is divided into a junior and senior programme with events running from 9- 22 May across the city. 
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Greasán na Meán running workshop with ‘Ros Na Rún’ to develop new Irish language writers
04 May 2016 | Greasán na Meán in association with acclaimed Irish language soap ‘Ros Na Rún’ are running a workshop later this month in order to find and develop new Irish language writers. 
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Irish actor Gabriel Byrne nominated for Tony Award
03 May 2016 | Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, whose film ‘Louder Than Bombs’ is currently showing in Irish cinemas, has been nominated for a Tony Award for his lead performance in Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. 
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Simon Fitzmaurice documentary ‘It’s Not Yet Dark’ unveiled for Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket
03 May 2016 | Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 10-15) has revealed the titles that will pitch for funding at the 11th edition of its MeetMarket initiative with Kennedy Films and Newgrange Pictures feature ‘It’s Not Yet Dark’ the only Irish selection. 
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Irish horror ‘Midnight Man’ remade by ‘Dallas Buyers’ Club’ Producer
03 May 2016 | ‘Midnight Man’ is the first Irish feature film in 106 years of Irish cinema to get an American remake. The new version of the Irish horror will star icons of the genre, ‘Freddy Krueger’ actor Robert Englund (‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’) and Lin Shaye (‘Insidious’). 
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Northern Ireland Screen Feature Documentary Call for Entries
03 May 2016 | Northern Ireland Screen is currently applications for the Feature Documentary Development Call. The aim of the call is to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. 
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Steven Davenport Named as IFB Inward Production Manager
29 Apr 2016 | Steven will be responsible for the promotion of Ireland as a location for film and television production and will be the first port of call for local and international producers looking to film on location in Ireland. 
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Director Maurice Sweeney on shedding the “hagiography of Padraig Pearse” in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ set to air on TV3 over three consecutive nights this weekend, we talk to director Maurice Sweeney about the series, which takes an imagined look at what would have happened had Padraig Pearse been afforded a trial after 1916. 
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Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill talks 'Atlantic'; in cinemas April 29th
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Atlantic’ hitting cinemas on Friday, April 29th, we talk to filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill. 
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‘Trial of the Century’ writer Hugh Travers talks to IFTN
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to lead writer Hugh Travers about the conception of the three part series. 
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Irish actress Amy Shiels cast in Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot
28 Apr 2016 | Irish actress Amy Shiels (‘Cowboys & Angels’, ‘Citadel’, ‘Slaughter’) has been cast in David Lynch’s upcoming ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot, scheduled to premiere on Showtime in 2017. 
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