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Avatar Post Production Expands Facilities
19 Aug 2014 | For any feature film, while visuals are important, an excellent soundtrack is indispensable. It can make or break a film. IFTN spoke with Avatar Audio Post Production about their expertise in the area, their recent work and technological developments they have made to improve their services in providing a distinguished and exceptional audio soundtrack. 
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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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Places Available in Animation & Games Production Courses in DKIT
19 Aug 2014 | The Section of Creative Media in DKIT has some places remaining on two new year-long part-time certificates in 3D for Games and 2D/3D Digital Animation Production, starting in late September 2014. 
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Film Limerick - Closing Date Approaches
18 Aug 2014 | Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes has announced details of their 2014 Bursary Award, ‘Film Limerick’. 
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Idris Elba to Join Irish Director Jim O’Hanlon’s Debut
11 Aug 2014 | Idris Elba ('Luther', 'Prometheus', 'Thor') will star in and produce ‘A Hundred Streets’ (originally called ‘One Square Mile’), the feature debut of Irish director Jim O'Hanlon. The feature, which also stars Gemma Arterton (‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Byzantium’), Adam Bakri (‘Omar’) and Franz Drameh (‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘Now is Good’), has begun production. 
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Youth Production Crew Call-Out for Northern Ireland’s First Christmas Feature Film ‘The Christmas Star’
31 Jul 2014 | Cinemagic has launched its search for a young film production crew and film music crew for the film ‘The Christmas Star’, Northern Ireland’s first Christmas feature film made by young people under the guidance of industry professionals. 
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Jim Sheridan's ‘In America’ to be adapted for TV Series
21 Jul 2014 | Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to adapt his 2002 film 'In America' into a series for the small screen. ‘In America’, which starred Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger and Djimon Hounsou, followed an Irish immigrant family as they tried to adjust to life in the USA with little money. Sheridan is in discussions with a leading American network network about the project, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States. 
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The Radharc Awards 2014 Call for Entries
17 Jul 2014 | The Radharc Trust is delighted to announce details of the Radharc Awards 2014 to be presented on the 22nd October 2014 and now calls for entries of documentary films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc. 
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Directors of ‘GOT’ Season 5 revealed
17 Jul 2014 | Following last week’s report that Michael Slovis was confirmed as one of the directors for Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’, the remaining helmers for the upcoming season have been revealed. Five directors have been selected and each will direct two episodes of the upcoming season of the hit HBO series. 
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Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron for Dublin press junket to promote ‘Planes’ sequel
17 Jul 2014 | As a lead up to their latest animation release, ‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’, Disney Pictures are delighted to announce they will be hosting director Bobs Gannanway and producer Ferrell Barron for a press junket in the Merrion hotel on Thursday 24th July from 10:30am – 1:00pm. 
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The Snackbox Sessions Event
15 Jul 2014 | The Snackbox Sessions is a networking event for filmmakers by filmmakers about the business of filmmaking. It’s an evening of conversation and audience led questions with some of the film industry’s leading decision makers. So, whether you’re a film student wanting to learn more about the business, a fledgling writer or filmmaker trying to get your film made, a film buff with a love of all things celluloid, or an industry pro with a desire to meet new and emerging talent within the film industry, this event is for you. 
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IFI Horrorthon Announces 2014 Dates and Call for Entries
11 Jul 2014 | The Irish Film Institute (IFI) has confirmed the dates for its 17th edition of its annual horror fest as October 23-27 2014. The IFI has also announced that it would like to invite submissions for the short film section of this year’s festival. 
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‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates Emmy Nominations
11 Jul 2014 | Announced yesterday, ‘Game of Thrones’, which is filmed in Northern Ireland and is now in production for its fifth series, has received a commendable 19 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. It beat series ‘Fargo, which got 18 nominations, and ‘American Horror Story: Coven’, with 17, to receive the most nominations for the 66th annual primetime ceremony. 
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Michael Slovis to Direct Episodes of ‘GOT 5’
07 Jul 2014 | ‘Breaking Bad’ director Michael Slovis has joined the ‘Game of Thrones’ directing team and has been given two episodes to helm in the show’s fifth season. Slovis directed four episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ (‘Kafkaesque’, ‘Cornered’, ‘Live Free Or Die’, ‘Confessions’) and was the director of photography on more than 20 episodes of the hit AMC show. 
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Interview with Brendan Muldowney, Director-Writer of 'Love Eternal'
04 Jul 2014 | ‘Love Eternal’, the second feature from Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney following his haunting ‘Savage’, will be released in cinemas in Ireland today. Based on the Japanese novel ‘In Love with the Dead’ by Kei Oshi, the feature follows a lonely young man who becomes obsessed with death and tries to understand life by coming closer to death. 
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Cinemagic Search for Young Filmmaker Talent
30 Jun 2014 | Filmmakers aged 4-25 from the UK and Ireland are being invited to submit their short films to the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition which honours the best of young filmmaking talent across different categories, from best script to best director. 
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New Digital Media Production course in National Digital Skills Centre
26 Jun 2014 | This Digital Media Production course provides its students with the opportunity to learn and develop real-world production skills in a broad range of media disciplines. The content of the course covers design, digital imaging, photography, sound, video, digital publishing and media project management. 
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Expressions of Interest sought for Audiovisual Content Dedicated Studio Infrastructure
20 Jun 2014 | The Irish Film Board in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that they are seeking expressions of interest from promoters, owners and franchisees in relation to the provision of dedicated audiovisual content studio facilities in Ireland, including sound stages and related structures. 
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Interview with the Directors of ‘Road’
12 Jun 2014 | ‘Road’ is a feature-length documentary narrated by Liam Neeson about two generations of brothers who compete in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of motorcycle racing. William and Michael Dunlop followed in the footsteps of their father Robert and uncle, Joey Dunlop, to compete in road racing, for which Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places left in the world where the sport survives. The documentary reveals how a combination of skill and good or bad luck can lead to success or tragedy. 
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Acclaimed Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra Returns to Filmbase
04 Jun 2014 | Filmbase will once again welcome Hollywood studio consultant Pilar Alessandra to give an intensive Scriptwriting Masterclass. The class will be on character and dialogue for film and TV, and follows Alessandra’s hugely popular On the Page Masterclass hosted in April 2013. Alessandra is best-known for being director of the Los Angeles writers’ studio, host of the ‘On the Page’ podcast and author of ‘The Coffee Break Scriptwriter’ book. 
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