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Sundance Update: Fox Searchlight acquires ‘Brooklyn’ for worldwide distribution in $9m deal
28 Jan 2015 | Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’, after the film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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Sundance Update: ‘Strangerland’ to be distributed in the US by Alchemy
26 Jan 2015 | The Irish/Australian co-production ‘Strangerland’ has been acquired for US distribution by Alchemy after screening at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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2015 Sundance Festival kicks off as Gerard Barrett eyes up next project
23 Jan 2015 | Five Irish films and co-productions - ‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘The Hallow’, ‘The Visit’ and ‘Brooklyn’ - will all screen over the next week at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film - with 'Glassland' director Gerard Barrett slated to direct an adaptation of the novel 'Brain on Fire'. 
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‘You’re Ugly Too’ nominated for Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival
23 Jan 2015 | The new Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ starring Aidan Gillen has been nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, where the film will have its world premiere. 
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Submissions now being accepted for 2015 Fingal Film Festival
20 Jan 2015 | The Fingal Film Festival have announced that they are now accepting submissions for the fourth instalment of their annual event, which will take place in Movies@Swords during the month of September. 
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Stephen Fingleton talks to IFTN – writer/director of Oscar-shortlisted ‘SLR’
13 Jan 2015 | Just about ready to break on to the international scene with dystopian thriller ‘The Survivalist’ (his debut feature film starring Martin McCann) set to be released to the world, writer/director Stephen Fingleton talks to IFTN about his short film ‘SLR’, which has been shortlisted for the 2015 Oscar for Best Short Film. 
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Thousands Oppose Budget Cuts To NI’s Film Festivals & Creative Learning Centres
12 Jan 2015 | Over 4,000 people have backed a public campaign against cuts threatening the future of Northern Ireland’s leading film festivals and Creative Learning Centres in Derry~Londonderry, Belfast and Armagh. 
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Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Frank’ to begin nationwide tour as part of First Fortnight Festival
06 Jan 2015 | First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival, this week extends to selected venues nationwide as part of two weeks of arts events aimed at challenging mental health prejudice and discrimination. 
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First Irish Animation Awards @ Dingle to be held next March
22 Dec 2014 | Animation Ireland has announced the first Irish Animation Awards @ Dingle. 
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Les Arcs European Film Festival Celebrates Irish Film
22 Dec 2014 | Last weekend, the sixth edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival wrapped having included a focus on Ireland with the goal of celebrating the country’s cinematic beauty, history, and filmic opportunities. 
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World Premiere of ‘You’re Ugly Too’ at Berlin Film Festival 2015
17 Dec 2014 | Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The film was selected as part of the Generation section. 
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Moe Dunford to Receive Shooting Star Award
11 Dec 2014 | Moe Dunford – who has most recently starred in the award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ – is one of ten European actors to receive a Shooting Star award in Berlin on 7th February, as part of the Berlin International Film Festival. 
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‘A Turning Tide in the Life of Man’ to Premiere at Arcs European Film Festival
10 Dec 2014 | Donegal-based company Lugh Films along with South-Wind Blows and Idée Originale will release their latest documentary co-production in two formats, a cinema version entitled ‘A Turning Tide in the Life of Man’ (110 min) and television version entitled ‘Big Fish Small Fish’ (52 min). 
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‘Brooklyn’ chosen to premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival
09 Dec 2014 | Irish film ‘Brooklyn’ - starring Saoirse Ronan (‘Atonement’, ‘Byzantium’) and Domhnall Gleeson (‘Frank’, ‘Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens’)– will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. 
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Shorts Round-Up
05 Dec 2014 | Irish short films become available for streaming, and get screenings and wins at film festivals around the world… 
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‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’ and ‘The Visit’ Selected for Official Competition at Sundance
04 Dec 2014 | Three Irish films and co-productions - ‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’ and ‘The Visit’ – have all been selected for official competition at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film. 
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Galway Film Fleadh now accepting feature submissions for 2015
04 Dec 2014 | Following on the heels of Galway’s designation as a UNESCO City of Film, the Galway Film Fleadh, the premier platform for New Irish Cinema, is now accepting feature submissions for the 2015 edition of the festival, which will run from 7th - 12th July. 
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‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ Selected for Slamdance
03 Dec 2014 | The Slamdance Film Festival, launched as an alternative to Sundance, has unveiled its narrative and documentary competition line-ups for the 2015 festival taking place January 23rd-29th 2015. The festival, which has included showings of such notable titles as Oren Peli’s ‘Paranormal Activity’, will celebrate its 21st anniversary. It takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City and will include 13 world premieres, two North American premieres and three US premieres. 
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Submissions for the 15th Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition now open
28 Nov 2014 | The Belfast Film Festival have announced that submissions are now open for the short film competition of their festival, which will run from the 16th – 25th April, 2015. 
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Interview with Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, Speaker at 2014 VFX Summit
26 Nov 2014 | With credits including such blockbuster films as ‘Gravity’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Visual Effects artist Kyle McCulloch, who is based in London working for VFX giants Frame Store, will be speaking at the 2014 VFX and Animation Summit which takes place in the Science Gallery on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November. 
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