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‘The Canal’ Kills at Tribeca
24 Apr 2014 | The most talked about feature at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC this week is ‘The Canal’, written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh and posted at Egg Post Production. 
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Irish Webseries ‘Cuckoo’ Wins 7 Awards at LA Web Festival
23 Apr 2014 | Del Solar Films announced that ‘Cuckoo’, a 28-minute Irish webseries, picked up seven awards in the Drama category at the LA Web Festival ceremony, which took place on March 30. 
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'Queen and Country' Selected for Director's Fortnight at Cannes
22 Apr 2014 | John Boorman’s latest film ‘Queen and Country’, a sequel to his Oscar-nominated film ‘Hope and Glory’, has been chosen for the prestigious Directors' Fortnight selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, which takes place next month from 15th-25th May. ‘Queen and Country’ is produced by Merlin Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and the British Film Institute. Le Pacte is handling international sales for the film. 
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‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ wins Grand Jury Prize at Nashville
22 Apr 2014 | ‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ has won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Nashville Film Festival. The win now means that the film can qualify for the Oscars. The 19 minute long doc is produced by Morgan Bushe through Fastnet and is written and directed by Ciaran Cassidy. 
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‘Calvary’ and ‘Starred Up’ Screen at Independent Film Festival, Boston
22 Apr 2014 | The Independent Film Festival of Boston and Irish Film Festival, Boston, are partnering up to co-present two critically acclaimed Irish features: ‘Calvary’ and ‘Starred Up’. 
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Irish Filmmakers, Actors and Industry Professionals travel to Boston for Irish Film Festival
22 Apr 2014 | The 14th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston sold out houses all weekend. This year’s festival took place from March 20th to 23rd and screened over thirty Irish films. Full details can be found at www.irishfilmfestival.com 
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‘Jimi: All is By My Side’ to open Seattle International Film Festival
22 Apr 2014 | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’, starring Outkast’s Andre Benjamin in the title role, has been selected to open the Seattle Film Festival on May 15. The film is a biopic based on the life of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, who himself hailed from Seattle. John Ridley, who wrote and directed the film and recently won an Oscar for his screenplay for ‘12 Years a Slave’, is scheduled to attend the event. 
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'Jimmy’s Hall' in Official Selection for Cannes
17 Apr 2014 | Shot on location in Leitrim and Sligo, ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ tells the story of Jimmy Gralton, who set up a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of civil war. 
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Darklight Festival 2014 to take place April 24-27
16 Apr 2014 | Darklight is a festival dedicated to independent creativity in Ireland. The four day festival demonstrates new cinematic practises and creative technology, celebrating and encouraging new work and giving a platform to emerging filmmakers and artists. It will take place in Smithfield, Dublin, from April 24th to 27th. 
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Irish Film ‘Covet’ to Premiere in Arizona
16 Apr 2014 | Irish writer/director Liam O Mochain’s short film ‘Covet’ will receive its US premiere at the 2014 Arizona International Film Festival on Monday, April 21 in Tucson, Arizona. The film will screen in the Irish Shorts Programme. 
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Irish Comedy 'How To Be Happy’ Wins US Award
11 Apr 2014 | The Irish comedy feature 'How to be Happy', starring Brian Gleeson, has won the Best International Narrative Feature award at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey. 
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‘Jack and Ralph Plan A Murder’ to have World Premiere at LA Comedy Festival
11 Apr 2014 | Black comedy ‘Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder’ will have its World Premiere at the LA Comedy Festival. It was one of the 19 feature films selected for what is one of the largest comedy festivals in the USA, featuring film, live comedy acts and a screenplay competition. The festival runs from the 23rd of April to the 6th of May with all film screenings and live shows taking place at the Let Live Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. 
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Irish Horror ‘Limps’ to Seattle Film Festival
09 Apr 2014 | ‘Limp.’ has been selected for the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. The experimental horror feature sees a lonely man called Mr. Grot become obsessed with a co-worker to the point that he kills her and continues a relationship with the woman’s corpse. It is written and directed by Shaun Ryan (‘Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder’) and was produced through his indie production company Crooked Creations. 
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Daily Bite: Tiny Fey & Amy Poehler Reunite for Comedy Feature; Tribeca Jury Announced; Trailer for ‘Chef’
09 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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‘The Weather Report’ selected for The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival
08 Apr 2014 | Short film ‘The Weather Report’ has been selected for The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull, Co. Cork, on Friday May 23. The film’s cast includes IFTA nominee Edward MacLiam (‘Run & Jump’, ‘Holby City’) as Ted Sweeney and Marie Ruane (‘RAW’, ‘Foxes’) as Maureen Sweeney. 
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‘Dawn of the Dead’ Screening to Live Soundtrack at Belfast Film Festival
04 Apr 2014 | George A. Romero’s 1978 film, ‘Dawn of the Dead’, is now revered as one of the quintessential horror films. Tomorrow night the Belfast film Festival, which began on 27 March and goes on until 4 April, will have a very special screening of the horror favourite where it can be experienced not only on the big screen but to a live, rock soundtrack. 
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Registration Open for Irish Pavilion at Cannes
03 Apr 2014 | The Irish Film Board has announced that registration for membership of the Irish Pavilion at the 2014 Festival de Cannes is now open. Registration is only open to Irish companies or to individuals working in the Irish film industry. 
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Midas Productions Wins at Celtic Media Festival
03 Apr 2014 | The 35th Celtic Media Festival got underway yesterday in St Ives, with Ireland’s Midas Productions taking home the award in the Sport category for ‘Croí Trodach - A Fighting Heart’. 
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Silk Road Wraps in Dublin
01 Apr 2014 | The Silk Road Film Festival (SRFF), which wrapped last week in Dublin, held screenings for 7 days across the city on Asian, Arab, Persian and Middle Eastern cinema. 
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‘Begin Again’ Trailer Released
28 Mar 2014 | The first trailer for ‘Begin Again’, formerly named ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’, has just been released by The Weinstein Company. The film is directed by Dublin-born John Carney, whose previous film ‘Once’ was an Academy Award-winning musical, and whose next feature, ‘Sing Street’, is filming in Dublin this summer. 
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