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Irish films ‘Sing Street’, ‘Love and Friendship’ and ‘The Lobster’ set for release in the US
19 Apr 2016 | ‘Sing Street’, the musical from writer and director John Carney (‘Once’, ‘Begin Again’), went on release in the US last week and is one of three Irish films to be released in US cinemas in the coming months. ‘The Lobster’, which won the Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival last year and Sundance hit ‘Love and Friendship’ will also be released in the US on May 13th. 
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IFTA nominated ‘The Survivalist’ to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 15th
13 Apr 2016 | Northern Irish film ‘The Survivalist’ will be released by Bulldog Film Distribution on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 15th. 
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Speakers Announced for Screen Training Ireland Marketing and Distribution Mentorship Programme
13 Apr 2016 | Screen Training Ireland and UK based We Are The Tonic have announced the speaker line up and participating creative teams for “Find Your Audience”, a cutting edge Marketing and Distribution Mentorship Programme focused on building audiences for Irish Films. 
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Element Distribution acquires Irish/UK rights to Ken Wardrop’s IFTA nominated ‘Mom and Me’
08 Apr 2016 | Element Pictures Distribution has acquired the Irish and UK rights to Ken Wardrop’s acclaimed ‘Mom and Me’, which is nominated for an IFTA for Best Documentary at this weekend’s ceremony (April 9th). 
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Irish and Northern Irish companies at MIPTV 2016
05 Apr 2016 | MIPTV takes place this week in Cannes and the Ireland on Screen (in partnership with Enterprise Ireland) stand will play host to a number of Irish and Northern Irish companies attending the Market. 
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RTÉ sells eight titles to Australian broadcasters ahead of MIPTV in Cannes
01 Apr 2016 | RTÉ has sold eight of its headline titles to Australian broadcasters ahead of next week’s MIPTV in Cannes. 
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Wildcard acquires Bobby Sands documentary for release later in the year
22 Mar 2016 | Wildcard Distribution has acquired ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’, which has just been officially selected for the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, the largest documentary film festival in North America. Irish documentaries 'Mattress Men' and 'The Land of The Enlightened, currently nominated for an IFTA, will also screen at the festival. 
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US release date given to Irish film ‘The Lobster’
18 Mar 2016 | Irish film ‘The Lobster’ will be released to US cinemas on May 13th, being distributed by A24, the same company who released Oscar-nominated Irish film ‘Room’. 
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St Patrick’s weekend will see three Irish films hit cinemas
16 Mar 2016 | In what is extremely apt timing, St Patrick’s weekend will see the release of three Irish films to cinemas, as well as a re-release of an old classic and a slew of Irish films airing on television, including the small screen premiere of Paul Mercier’s ‘Pursuit’. 
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Michael Collins’ to be re-released in 60 cinemas across Ireland from March 18th
16 Mar 2016 | Warner Bros. Pictures will re-release the award-winning historical epic ‘Michael Collins’ period in a new digital format from March 18th. The film will be screened in 60 cinemas across Ireland. 
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'The Legend of Longwood' to be released on DVD on March 25th
15 Mar 2016 | Element Pictures Distribution are to release fantasy film 'The Legend of Longwood' on DVD on March 25th. 
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RTÉ secures multiple international deals for Liam Neeson narrated '1916' documentary
10 Mar 2016 | RTÉ has signed deals for RTÉ One's documentary series ‘1916’, narrated by Oscar nominated actor Liam Neeson, to major broadcasters in the UK, Australia, France, Spain and Denmark. 
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International deal for John Michael McDonagh’s ‘War on Everyone’
08 Mar 2016 | John Michael McDonagh’s crime comedy ‘War on Everyone’ has landed an international deal after screening at Berlinale last month. 
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Mary McGuckian’s ‘The Price of Desire’ gets Irish/UK release date
08 Mar 2016 | Distributor Munro Films has acquired the UK and Irish rights for ‘The Price of Desire’ and plan to release the film in both areas on May 27. 
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Northern Irish series ‘The Secret’ to play for buyers at MIPDrama Screenings
08 Mar 2016 | Three-part ITV drama ‘The Secret’, which shot in Northern Ireland last year with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, is one of only 12 series that will be screened for buyers and press at the first MIPDrama screenings, taking place on April 3. 
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Two-part documentary series on Irish revolution gets international distribution
07 Mar 2016 | Two-part documentary series ‘Revolution in Colour’ has been acquired by British Pathé, who plan to turn the series into a 90 minute feature film before releasing the film internationally on their new video on demand television channel. 
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Protagonist reveal large number of EFM sales for Irish co-pro ‘Love & Friendship’
04 Mar 2016 | Protagonist Pictures have revealed deals closed from the European Film Market at Berlinale next month, with Irish co-production ‘Love & Friendship’ selling in over 15 regions. 
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A24 to set new US release date for Irish film ‘The Lobster’
02 Mar 2016 | A24 have postponed the planned US release of March 11th for Irish film ‘The Lobster’. 
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IFTA-winning TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’ sells to BBC
01 Mar 2016 | All 80 episodes of TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’ have been acquired by BBC Worldwide in a deal understood to be over €500,000. 
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Cinema release date given for Northern Irish documentary ‘I Am Belfast’
25 Feb 2016 | After opening last year's Belfast Film Festival and screening in the BFI London Film Festival and other international film festivals, ‘I am Belfast’ will be released by the BFI in selected cinemas and on BFI Player from 8 April 2016, followed by a DVD/Blu-ray release on 20 June. 
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