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Interview with Oscar nominated Animator Bill Plympton – Special Guest at DAFF 2014
22 Oct 2014 | If you're not already familiar with Oscar-nominated animator, cartoonist, director, writer, and producer Bill Plympton, chances are you've seen his work and just don't know it. 
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IFTN Speaks to ‘An Bronntanas’ Producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
22 Oct 2014 | Five part TG4 series ‘An Bronntanas’ will begin its run on Thursday October 23rd, with the feature film version being put forward as Ireland’s choice for the 2015 Foreign Language Oscar and garnering good reviews. 
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‘Roy’ Series 4 Receives Two Children’s BAFTA Nominations
22 Oct 2014 | The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 23 November and will be hosted by Doc Brown. 
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Interview with Jason Figgis – Director of Irish Horror ‘The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann’
21 Oct 2014 | There are not too many people who know more about the realpolitik of making a horror film in Ireland than director, writer and producer Jason Figgis. 
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Light House Cinema to Host Afternoon with DOP Luca Bigazzi
21 Oct 2014 | Light House Cinema, Artdigiland and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura will host an afternoon with the celebrated Italian cinematographer Luca Bigazzi. The event begins at 2pm on Saturday October 25th with a Q&A hosted followed by a screening of his Academy Award-winning film, ‘The Great Beauty’. 
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Windmill Lane VFX completed all VFX for US Film ‘Young Ones’
20 Oct 2014 | Irish company Windmill Lane VFX have played an integral role in bringing Jake Paltrow’s dystopian sci-fi western ‘Young Ones’ to the big screen, creating all of the complex VXF work in the film under the supervision of Ditch Doy. 
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A Trip Down Windmill Lane: IFTN Speaks To Tim Morris of Windmill Lane Pictures Post Production
16 Oct 2014 | There are not too many people in Ireland with the knowledge of what lies in store for Nidge and Co in Season 5 of ‘Love/Hate’, making the post production crew of Windmill Lane Pictures an enviable and elite group of people indeed. 
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‘Lá Dár Saol’ Airs Friday 31st October on TG4
15 Oct 2014 | Lá Dár Saol, a Northern Ireland Screen Irish language broadcast funded production airs Friday 31st October at 5pm on TG4. 
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‘New Realities’ Forum to run as part of Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival
14 Oct 2014 | Where Irish filmmaking fits and how filmmakers can best get their work completed and delivered to as wide an audience as possible will be the subject of a one-day Film Forum as part of the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival this year. 
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Animation Round-up
14 Oct 2014 | Brown Bag Films to develop new animated comedy series ‘Gilbert and Allie’ with Cyber Group Studios, Creative Europe Media Desk Ireland in association with Animation Skillnet to host invitation only event for animators on October 29th at Lighthouse Cinema and Cartoonito and RTÉ Acquire Free TV Rights for UK show ‘Pip Ahoy!’ 
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True North Shorts Gives Opportunity to Young Filmmakers
10 Oct 2014 | Young people in Northern Ireland are being offered a unique opportunity to bring their story ideas to life on screen with the launch of BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘True North Shorts’ project. 
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IFTN interviews Des Doyle, director of ‘Showrunners’
10 Oct 2014 | With ‘Showrunners’, Irish filmmaker Des Doyle talks to the brains who hold the reigns on such shows as ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Leftovers’, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Star Trek’. Paul Byrne puts him on the couch. 
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Phantom Flex high speed camera available in Ireland for the first time
08 Oct 2014 | Crossing the Line Productions have announced that the ground-breaking Phantom Flex high speed camera is now available to hire through them in Ireland. 
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Interview with Emer Reynolds—IFTA-winning editor and co-director of ‘Here Was Cuba’
06 Oct 2014 | Directed by Emer Reynolds and John Murray and produced by Crossing The Line Productions, ‘Here Was Cuba’ tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the world teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again. 
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06 Oct 2014 | It’s the breakthrough that David Caffrey has always dreamed of, but the director of Love/Hate wants you to know there are more bullets in his chamber. 
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IFTN Interviews ‘Dracula Untold’ Director Gary Shore
01 Oct 2014 | For ‘Dracula Untold’, Luke Evans (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’) takes on one of the most iconic roles of all time. The film marks the feature debut of Dublin director Gary Shore, who first established himself as a high-end commercials director and a director to watch out for following his short ‘The Draft’ and his faux film trailer for ‘The Cup of Tears’. 
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Actor and filmmaker base ‘The Factory’ re-opens as ‘Bow Street’
30 Sep 2014 | After five years at their Barrow Street headquarters, The Factory has been rebranded and renamed as Bow Street, a venue to find future talent for the big and small screen, and is now located in Smithfield. 
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Stubborn Kind of Fella
30 Sep 2014 | As he prepares to tour the country with Unbreakable - about blind paraplegic Mark Pollock - filmmaker Ross Whitaker talks to IFTN about filmmaking, friendship and the future of documentary. 
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Animation Masterclass with Kyle Balda to be held in association with the Dublin Animation Festival
29 Sep 2014 | A 3D animation masterclass will be held with Kyle Balda at the Dublin Animation Film Festival on the 18th October. The day-long event invites participants who are working as animators in the sector and who have a good understanding of animation generally. 
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Toronto Irish Film Festival & Chicago Irish Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions
29 Sep 2014 | The Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF) and the Chicago Irish Film Festival (CIFF) return in 2015 to once again celebrate the very best of Irish cinema. 
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