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Brian MacEvilly wins Screenwriting Grand Prize at Nashville Film Festival
15 May 2015 | Irish screenwriter Brian MacEvilly has been declared the Overall Winner of this year's Nashville Film Festival International Screenwriting Competition. 
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Jim Sheridan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 12th IFTA Awards
08 May 2015 | The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is to honour acclaimed director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual IFTA Awards taking place in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin on Sunday 24th May 2015. 
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Applications open for Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Directors Finders Series
08 May 2015 | The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has announced details of their tenth annual Directors Finders Series, run in association with the Directors Guild of America. 
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Coming Up For Air: Interview with ‘The Canal’ Director Ivan Kavanagh
06 May 2015 | It’s a busy time for Ivan Kavanagh, with a US TV series, a horror and a western in the works. Oh, and he’s got his award-winning, critically-acclaimed hit ‘The Canal’ out this week too. Paul Byrne pulls up a pew. 
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IFTA Awards Focus: Best Sound
05 May 2015 | With the IFTA Awards season well underway and less than three weeks to go until the ceremony on Sunday, May 24, IFTN takes a look at a talent-laden Sound Category, with at least one member of all nominated projects having picked up the golden statuette before. 
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Ardmore Sound/Screen Scene Sound Team on Animated film ‘Two by Two’; in cinemas May 1st
30 Apr 2015 | With animated film ‘Two by Two – Ooops...The Ark has Gone' being released to Irish cinemas on May 1, IFTN caught up with some of the Sound Team at Ardmore Sound/Screen Scene (Niall Brady, Garret Farrell, Steve Fanagan) to talk about the very “different assignment” facing them in this international co-production. 
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Galway to host event with Oscar-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch on May 23
30 Apr 2015 | Galway City of Film, in association with Screen Training Ireland, Screenscene/Ardmore Sound, Gréasán na Meán, Big Bear Sound & Galmac, will welcome editor and sound designer, Walter Murch to Galway, on Saturday May 23rd. 
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‘An Bronntanas’ creator Tom Collins talks show-running and the future of Irish TV
24 Apr 2015 | Tom Collins has just spent ten days in sunny LA doing a course of exchange and training work-shops with some of America's leading show-runners. Amongst those participating were producers of ‘Hemlock Grove’ (Netflix), ‘Major Crimes’ (TNT), ‘Criminal Minds’ (CBS), ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (ABC Family), ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (Fox) ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Mad Dogs’ (Sony Studios for Amazon). 
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Stephen Fingleton receives Special Jury Mention at Tribeca
24 Apr 2015 | Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton has received a Special Jury Mention in the category of New Narrative Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, currently underway in New York. 
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Juliette Bonass selected for ‘Producer on the Move’ at Cannes next month
21 Apr 2015 | Irish Producer Juliette Bonass has been chosen as one of 20 film producers for the highly competitive European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Producers on the Move programme at the Cannes Film Festival next month. 
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Aerial Filming Ireland reveal details of Stock Library
21 Apr 2015 | The AFI Stock at Aerial Filming Ireland has been created by filmmakers to help filmmakers get the most out of their budget. 
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Writer/Director Frank Berry on his new film ‘I Used To Live Here’
02 Apr 2015 | Made largely with a cast of non-actors, Frank Berry’s powerful teen suicide drama ‘I Used To Live Here’ is a true labour of love. And caring. Paul Byrne talks to the noted Irish filmmaker. 
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Brown Bag Films celebrates Emmy Win and two Daytime Emmy Nominations
02 Apr 2015 | Dublin-based animation studio Brown Bag Films are celebrating an Emmy win and two Daytime Emmy nominations for their work on their 3D animated series ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’. 
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EGG Post Production’s Sound team talk to IFTN about acclaimed work on ‘The Canal’
27 Mar 2015 | Normally seen as an “invisible art" within the cauldron that is the filmmaking process, Irish horror film ‘The Canal’ (screening at JDIFF this weekend) offered the sound guys at EGG an opportunity to bring their skills to the fore of the film as writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s script was resolutely in favour of having the sound play on the emotions of the audience. 
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‘Penny Dreadful’ leads BAFTA Television Craft nominations with five
25 Mar 2015 | The nominations for the 2015 BAFTA Television Craft Awards have been announced, with ‘Penny Dreadful’ leading the way with five nominations. 
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Q&A with Pól Brennan – composer of ‘An Bronntanas’
24 Mar 2015 | Having earned an IFTA Award for his past collaboration with director Tom Collins on the acclaimed ‘Kings’ – Pól Brennan had no problem picking up the phone when Tom Collins came calling again for the Irish-language thriller ‘An Bronntanas’. 
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Winners of inaugural Irish Animation Awards at Dingle
16 Mar 2015 | The first ever Irish Animation Awards took place in Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle on Friday, March 13 with categories covering television, short films and craft awards - with 12 categories in total. 
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Tomm Moore to receive Murakami Award at Animation Dingle
13 Mar 2015 | Cartoon Saloon’s two-time Oscar nominee Tomm Moore will receive The Murakami Award at Animation Dingle. 
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Interview with Ciarín Scott – director of Christina Noble documentary ‘In A House That Ceased To Be’
12 Mar 2015 | With her documentary about Irish humanitarian and children's rights activist Christina Noble about to hit Irish cinemas (March 13) after five years in the making, IFTN talks to director Ciarín Scott. 
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Old Genre, New Tricks
12 Mar 2015 | With ‘Skunky Dog’, writer/director James Fitzgerald taps into small-town despair in the wilds of Ireland. And it’s hitting a nerve, picking up its second award just last week. Paul Byrne pulls up a couch. 
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