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Amazon Prime acquires rights to TV3’s IFTA-winning soap ‘Red Rock’
24 Nov 2015 | Amazon Prime has acquired the rights to TV3’s IFTA- winning soap ‘Red Rock’. 
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IFTA-winning short film ‘Rockmount’ now available to view online
19 Nov 2015 | Dave Tynan’s short film ‘Rockmount’, inspired by the early life of Roy Keane, is now available to view online. 
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Wildcard titles ‘Hill Street’ and ‘The Guarantee’ now available on Netflix
07 Oct 2015 | The Irish skateboarding documentary ‘Hill Street’ and the tense banking drama ‘The Guarantee’ are now available to view on Netflix in Ireland and the UK. 
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Web Series ‘Rapt’ wins Critic’s Choice Award at London’s Raindance Web Fest
30 Sep 2015 | Blinder Films’ sci-fi web-series ‘Rapt’ won the Critic’s Choice Award at this year’s Raindance Web Fest, held in London over the weekend. 
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‘Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story’ to have UK release
23 Sep 2015 | After a successful Irish release in 2014, ‘Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story’ is to have a limited release in the UK from October 9th, including screenings in London at Picturehouse Central and Manchester at the Irish World Heritage Centre. The acclaimed documentary will be released by True Films in conjunction with Picturehouse and will be available on VOD from October 23rd. 
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‘The Callback Queen’ to be released to Irish cinemas and online
04 Sep 2015 | London-set Irish romantic comedy ‘The Callback Queen’ is to be released in cinemas both north and south of Ireland and will be available on digital platforms including Amazon, Netflix and itunes later in September. 
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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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‘Glassland’ to be released on DVD and On Demand release in Ireland on July 31
20 Jul 2015 | Element Pictures Distribution has announced that ‘Glassland’ will be made available on DVD and on demand from July 31. 
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IFTA-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ now available online and on DVD
09 Jul 2015 | After a successful festival run in 2014 and a cinema release earlier this year, Terry McMahon’s powerful drama ‘Patrick’s Day’ is available on DVD and online now. 
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Northern Ireland shot ‘Robot Overlords’ to be released on DVD on August 10
02 Jul 2015 | ‘Robot Overlords’, which was partially shot in Northern Ireland in the summer of 2013, will be released on Digital HD from July 24th and on DVD & Blu-ray August 10th. 
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IFTA Industry Breakfast with Chief Executive of UPC Ireland Magnus Ternsjö
25 Jun 2015 | The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) hosted an Industry Breakfast with Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland on the morning of June 24 with IFTA Members consisting of industry representatives, distributors, stakeholders, Producers and Directors in attendance. 
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IFI Irish Film Archive publishes new Digital Preservation and Access Strategy
16 Jun 2015 | The IFI Irish Film Archive has published a new Digital Preservation & Access Strategy that outlines its response to the challenges and opportunities of archiving vast quantities of moving image material in a digital environment. 
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Irish horror ‘Let Us Prey’ hits number two on Top Horror Movies chart on U.S iTunes
29 May 2015 | Irish horror ‘Let Us Prey’ has built momentum ahead of its’ Irish/UK release by hitting number two on the Top Horror Movies chart on US iTunes. 
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Lovemovies.ie and Industry Trust for IP Awareness LOVES World IP Day 2015
24 Apr 2015 | On April 26th every year, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity. 
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IAWTV Award for Shaun Blaney, star of RTÉ Storyland series ‘Farr’
20 Apr 2015 | Shaun Blaney, who starred in RTÉ's Storyland web series, 'Farr', has won the Best Actor in a Drama Series award at the IAWTVA's. 
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Northern Ireland Screen re-launches Digital Film Archive
17 Apr 2015 | Northern Ireland Screen has re-launched its Digital Film Archive with the help of local filmmakers Mark Cousins, who used the archive extensively in preparation for his latest film ‘I Am Belfast’, and Brian Henry-Martin, who directed the Super 8 Stories that feature on the archive. 
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Still Films co-production ‘Last Hijack’ wins Emmy Award for Best Online Production in non-fiction category
16 Apr 2015 | ‘Last Hijack’, an interactive documentary produced by Submarine Channel, co-produced by Still Films and funded by the Irish Film Board, has won an Emmy Award for best online production in the non-fiction category in Cannes. 
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100Mb connection installed in Ashford Studios by Airspeed Telecom to end connection issues
16 Apr 2015 | AirSpeed Telecom, one of the leading providers of integrated licensed wireless with fibre telecommunications services to businesses in Ireland, has installed a scalable 100Mb network connection at Ashford Studios, the state-of-the-art TV and film production facility based in a broadband blackspot in Co.Wicklow. 
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LoveMovies launch new Moments Worth Paying For Trailer with ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’
16 Apr 2015 | The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, Pinewood Pictures and 20th Century Fox will launch the latest bespoke Moments Worth Paying For trailer, a collaboration on the British spy thriller ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ which champions the value of the big screen experience in their quest to reduce the impact of copyright infringement on the audio visual sector. 
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Full list of Irish films now available on UPC My Prime
25 Mar 2015 | A diverse range of Irish films are available to view as part of My Prime, a new service from UPC. Through an agreement with Element Pictures Distribution, films funded by the Irish Film Board are included as part of the service, including award-winning dramas, comedies and documentaries. 
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