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‘Mattress Men’ and ‘Crash & Burn’ editor John Murphy on not “taking short cuts with real life”
27 May 2016 | It has been a hell of a year for Irish documentaries; Colm Quinn’s ‘Mattress Men’ and Seán Ó Cualáin's ‘Crash and Burn’ (both cut by Murphy) are both selected for the 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest next month, with ‘Mattress Men’ screening last month to extremely positive reviews at Hot Docs in Toronto. 
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10 Irish films announced for 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival taking place next month
25 May 2016 | Irish talent will be at the fore at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival with 10 Irish films included in the programme which was announced this morning. 
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Deadline Approaching for Marketplace at 2016 Galway Film Fair
25 May 2016 | Applications are closing soon for the Marketplace at the 2016 Galway Film Fair, taking place during the 28th Galway Film Fleadh (Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July 2016). 
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Irish At Cannes: Robbie Ryan shot films ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ‘American Honey’ the big winners in 2016
23 May 2016 | If the world needed further evidence that Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan is one of the best DoP’s around, look no further than Cannes 2016. 
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Festival Round-Up
20 May 2016 | Paul Mercier and An Pointe Productions ‘Pursuit’ has been selected for Shanghai’s Jackie Chan Action Movie Week while the renowned Sydney Film Festival will this year present an extended Irish focus to celebrate Irish filmmakers recent success on the international stage. 
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Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition now accepting entries
20 May 2016 | Since its inception in 2005, The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition has emphasised good writing as the backbone of the audio-visual sector and provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry. 
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Ian Fitzgibbon’s ‘Dark Lies The Island’ one of only 12 films selected for Paris co-production Village
19 May 2016 | The line-up for the 2016 Paris Co-Production Village has been unveiled, with Ian Fitzgibbon’s ‘Here Lies The Island’ one of only 12 entrants this year. 
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Irish At Cannes: Ellen Page cast in Tilted Pictures and David Freyne’s ‘Third Wave’
16 May 2016 | More news from Cannes where Oscar nominated actress Ellen Page (‘Juno’) has been cast in Irish film ‘Third Wave’, directed by Irish filmmaker David Freyne and produced by Tilted Pictures. 
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Irish At Cannes: Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers cast in WWII film ‘The 12th Man’
16 May 2016 | Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has been cast in Harold Zwart’s WWII film ‘The 12th Man’. 
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Irish At Cannes: Irish documentaries going to market and selling in 2016
13 May 2016 | Irish documentaries have so far this year had a very significant presence at festivals such as Hot Docs, Sundance and the upcoming Sheffield Doc/Fest with the renowned Cannes proving no different. 
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Irish At Cannes: Robert Sheehan cast in ‘Mortal’ helmed by ‘Trollhunter’ director
12 May 2016 | The news is coming thick and fast from France – Irish actor Robert Sheehan has just been cast in the fantasy adventure film ‘Mortal’, which is expected to shoot this summer in Norway. 
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The Irish at Cannes 2016
10 May 2016 | The 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow (May 11-22) with the Irish once again fielding a very strong contingent at the globally renowned event. 
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Irish co-pro ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ selected for AFI Docs
10 May 2016 | Irish documentary ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ has been selected for the American Film Institute’s annual AFI Docs, which takes place June 22-26. 
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Irish at Cannes: Screening times for five Irish films showing at Cannes
10 May 2016 | The screening times for the five Irish titles showing at Cannes this year have been revealed. 
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Irish at Cannes – Irish Pavilion has Moved
10 May 2016 | The Irish Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival will have a new home in the International Village this year. 
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'The Young Offenders' September Release Confirmed
09 May 2016 | The new Irish comedy The Young Offenders, which will have its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this July, will be released in cinemas nationwide this coming September. 
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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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Irish film ‘Traders’ wins award in Brussels
06 May 2016 | ‘Traders’, the debut feature by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, produced by Coco with funding from the IFB, has won the 7th Orbit Award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. This jury award recognises work that is radical, innovative and controversial. 
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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 and has been nominated for the Student Documentary Award. 
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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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