5 April 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
‘Spotlight: New Irish Film’ at IFI
11 Apr 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Saoirse Ronan as a vampire in 'Byzantium'.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the Irish Film Board, the IFI will showcase some new Irish films and short films across the month of April.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Irish Film Board, the IFI will showcase some new Irish films and short films across the month of April starting on April 12th with a screening of IFTA-winning ‘Pilgrim Hill’ and a Q&A session with director Gerard Barrett who won the IFTA and Irish Film Board Rising Star at the IFTA Awards Ceremony in February. Other screenings include a screening of ‘King of the Travellers’ on 18 April, followed by a Q&A with writer-director Mark O'Connor and cast members; On 26th April will see Kieron J. Walsh's Derry-based love story ‘Jump’ being screened followed by a Q&A with Mr Walsh and actress Charlene McKenna; and on April 27th a preview of Irish-Dutch co-production ‘Milo’ will be screened.

There will also be two discussions taking place with the first entitled ‘20:20 Visions: new directions in Irish cinema’ – with Dr Dióg O'Connell of IADT chairing a panel discussion with Jim Sheridan, Kieron J. Walsh, Mark O'Connor, Carmel Winters (Snap) and Juanita Wilson (As If I Am Not There).

The second panel - ‘A National Cinema in the Global Age’ takes place on 28th April, chaired by Tony Tracy of NUI Galway looking back at the achievements of the Irish film industry over the past 20 years. The spotlight season will finish with a special screening of Neil Jordan's new film ‘Byzantium’ on 28 April.

IFI Director Ross Keane said: "Throughout the year the IFI is committed to showing Irish film through a combination of new releases, Ireland on Sunday, archive screenings and pairing short films with features. However, in 2013 we also wanted to present a concentrated focus on Irish cinema to showcase some of the work being currently produced”

James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board said "We are delighted to be working on this Spotlight with the IFI, which presents an interesting and diverse range of Irish feature films from new and established directors. In particular we hope IFI audiences will enjoy the opportunity to see the wide selection of short films which reminds us of the wealth of creative talent working in the Irish film industry at the moment.”

Further information is available on the Irish Film Institute Site at www.ifi.ie


BREAKING NEWS
Primetime Emmy-nominated Feature Doc Three Identical Strangers now available on Netflix
Irish co-production Four Kids And It releases exclusively on Sky Cinema this April 3rd
Blood writer Sophie Petzal talks with IFTN
Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to air on RTÉ this spring

Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Northern Ireland Screen accepting applications for ILBF Development Funding Round
27 Mar 2020 
Screen Ireland commits to initial measures to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by COVID-19
19 Mar 2020 
A Better You set for International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020
11 Mar 2020 
Calm With Horses director Nick Rowland talk with IFTN
06 Mar 2020 
EDITOR'S PICK
Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to air on RTÉ this spring
Screen Ireland commits to initial measures to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by COVID-19
Arracht wins Best Irish Film at Dublin Film Festival; Audience Award at its UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival
Dervla Kirwan and Seána Kerslake revealed as leads for new thriller Smother
CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter