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Sky Road TV & Film Festival Calls for Pitches for Documentary
29 Aug 2014 | In a unique and exciting opportunity, TG4 are offering aspiring filmmakers a chance to pitch their ideas to make a 25 minute documentary worth €25,000 at the inaugural Sky Road TV & Film Festival in Clidfen, Co. Galway. Participants will pitch to commissioning editors on stage at the Festival in either the Irish or English language. 
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5th Underground Cinema Film Festival Programme
26 Aug 2014 | The Underground Cinema has announced its line-up for the 5th Underground Cinema Film Festival, to be held in Dun Laoghaire from September 11th to 14th. The festival will feature a host of home-grown talent, Irish feature films and a large selection of shorts (with six short programmes in all) from around the world. 
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Trailer for ‘’71’ Released
22 Aug 2014 | The official trailer for the highly-anticipated thriller ‘’71’ has been released. ‘’71’ stars Jack O’ Connell (‘Skins’, ‘Starred Up’) as a young British soldier who is accidentally abandoned by his unit during a riot in Belfast in 1971. Trapped for the night and unable to distinguish friend from foe, the soldier must survive alone and find a means of escaping. 
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‘Song of the Sea’ to have World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
22 Aug 2014 | Song of the Sea’, the new animated feature film from Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon, and ‘Miss Julie’ starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain (see full story here), will both have their World Premieres at the internationally renowned Toronto International Film Festival next month. 
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Irish Film New York to honour Jim Sheridan
19 Aug 2014 | Jim Sheridan will take part in an on-stage conversation at the fourth annual Irish Film New York (IFNY), set to run from October 3-5. There will also be a retrospective on the director’s work. 
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IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival this September
15 Aug 2014 | Featuring two world premieres and seven Irish premieres, the IFI Stranger than Fiction programme for 2014 includes a new film from Kim Longinotto, a profile of notorious Irish-American crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, a profile of the late, great film critic Roger Ebert and the world premiere of ‘Showrunners’ which reveals the writer/producer masterminds behind quality U.S television. There will be a host of Q+As with Irish and international guest directors and a series of industry special events presented in partnership with the Irish Film Board. 
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Film Festival Round-Up
15 Aug 2014 | Irish films continue to travel the globe via film festivals. Some have been specially chosen for screenings while others have received award nominations and even wins. 
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Shorts Round-Up
12 Aug 2014 | Irish short films continue to be selected for film festivals, win awards and secure distribution deals around the world… 
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New Website for Ardmore Sound
06 Aug 2014 | Ardmore Sound, the film and television sound post facility, has relaunched its website. 
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'The Stranger' in Competition
06 Aug 2014 | Neasa Ní Chianáin's new feature documentary, The Stranger, which had its World Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, has been selected for screening in the Semaine de la Critique (Critics Week) competition at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland next week. 
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Film Festival Round-Up
31 Jul 2014 | IFTN takes a look at festival stories of Irish interest from around the world. This week’s round-up includes prize wins for fantasy film ‘The Legend of Longwood’ and animated short ‘Coda’, as well as on the reception of ‘Let Us Prey’ for its North American premiere. 
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Irish Shorts at the GAZE LGBT Dublin Film Festival
29 Jul 2014 | Following the announcement of a ‘Best of Irish’ Double Bill to feature the Dublin premiere of ‘African Pride’ and an exclusive sneak peek at footage from ‘The Queen of Ireland’, GAZE continues to support Irish film and proudly presents another programme of LGBT shorts this year. The six short films to be screened at the 2014 festival are ‘Coming Out Of the West’, directed by Cian Tracey, ‘Me First’ by Leanne Byrne, ‘I Am’ by Anna Rodgers, ‘Who Am I To Feel So Free’ by Dylan Hennessey, ‘Becoming Kiki’ by John Corcoran, and ‘The Usual’ by Ruth McNally. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival – Deadline for entries
28 Jul 2014 | Reminder! The deadline for entering your short animated film for Dublin Animation Film Festival is 5PM today
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Dublin Premiere of ‘African Pride’ at GAZE
28 Jul 2014 | The winner of the Best Human Rights Documentary at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh this month, ‘African Pride’, is to have its Dublin Premiere. RTÉ journalist Laura Fletcher’s independent directorial debut examines homophobia in South Africa’s townships. 
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World Premiere of ‘Miss Julie’ at Toronto International Film Festival
25 Jul 2014 | ‘Miss Julie’ makes its World Premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs from 4th to 14th September. Toronto is on a par with other premiere world film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The festival has a highly competitive selection process and is considered a great launch pad for the North American market. 
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Irish Film & TV Industry at Comic-Con 2014
25 Jul 2014 | Comic-Con 2014 kicked off yesterday with more than 130,000 people attending the event in San Diego. The four day festival, celebrating comic books, film, TV, video games and more, will see studios present previews of their latest projects. The convention goes on until Sunday. 
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‘Let Us Prey’ Gets Asian Premiere
21 Jul 2014 | ‘Let Us Prey’, directed by Brian O’Malley in his feature debut, had its Asian premiere at the recent 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The horror film received its premiere on Saturday (19th July) night and will also screen later today and on the 25th July. 
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Shorts Round-Up: ‘Ghost Train’ at International Film Festivals; ‘Daisyhouse’ Tells Stories of Former Homeless; ‘Coda’ Screens at the IFI
18 Jul 2014 | There is positive news for Irish shorts all around… 
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Films at Tread Softly… Festival
15 Jul 2014 | The third Tread Softly festival, celebrating the link between Sligo and the Yeats family, will take place this year 27th July – 8th August. The many dimensions of this family of famous artists will be brought to life over two weeks of theatre, exhibitions, cinema, music, literary events, talks and tours, alongside a programme of children’s events. 
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Young Media Explorers 2014
14 Jul 2014 | Creative Europe Desk Ireland - MEDIA Office is delighted to be partnering with the Irish Film Institute on the Young Media Explorers Programme which is part of the IFI Family Film Festival which runs from July 17th until July 20th 2014. 
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