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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. 
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IFTA Winning TV Productions helmed by Female Directors and Producers
15 Apr 2014 | This year’s IFTAs saw a number of wins for female directors and producers in television production. 
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Fassbender, Gleeson & Abrahamson to attend European Premiere of ‘Frank’
15 Apr 2014 | Director Lenny Abrahamson and co-stars Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson will attend the European premiere of their new film ‘Frank’ in Dublin next week. The screening will take place on Thursday April 24th at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield. The film is about a wannabe musician Jon (Gleeson) who joins an alternative electronic group led by the mysterious Frank (Fassbender). 
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Interview with Ronan Hill – Production Sound Mixer for ‘GOT’
15 Apr 2014 | It is only the second week of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4, airing now on HBO and Sky Atlantic, and already the series is generating record-breaking ratings. Behind every great production is a great production team, and one of those elements is sound. IFTN caught up with Ronan Hill, production sound mixer on all four seasons of the show so far, to discuss his recent win at the IFTAs, what elements go into sound mixing, and about the hit TV series. 
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Interview with Nick Ryan – Winner of the George Morrison Documentary Feature IFTA
11 Apr 2014 | ‘The Summit’, a documentary feature charting the tragic 2008 K2 expedition during which Limerick mountain climber Ger McDonell and other mountaineers died, won the George Morrison Documentary Feature Award at the IFTAs last week. IFTN spoke with Nick Ryan after his win at the IFTAs to find out how he felt having won the award, what were the difficulties of making ‘The Summit’, and what are his next moves as a director and producer. 
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Screen Training Ireland Partner with VFXAI to deliver VFX Programme
08 Apr 2014 | Screen Training Ireland part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is delighted to partner with the VFX Association of Ireland (VFXAI) on its European training programme, ‘VFX: Script to Screen’. With the formation of VFXAI, Egg Post Production and Piranha Bar will join Windmill Lane and Screen Scene in lending their talent, support and expertise to the programme. VFXAI was established to promote Ireland nationally and internationally as a VFX centre of excellence. 
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Galway Film Centre offers Short Film Script Award
08 Apr 2014 | The Galway Film Centre, in association with RTÉ, has announced its annual competition for the best film script, which will grant two awards of €9500 for the two winners to fund their short films. The competition is now open for 2014, with a few extra conditions added this year. 
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Kerry Training Centre Tralee to host Cinematography Masterclass with Daniel Pearl ASC
04 Apr 2014 | The Kerry Training Centre (Tralee) is looking for expressions of interest for a Cinematography Masterclass with Daniel Pearl ASC. The course runs for a week (12-16 May) in Tralee/Killarney as a follow-up to “The Dawn” Workshop, a Feature Lighting Masterclass with Mo Flam. 
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Irish Nominees for BAFTA Television Craft Awards
24 Mar 2014 | The nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Television Craft Awards have been announced with several Irish industry professionals confirmed as nominees. The awards honour the very best of the behind-the-scenes talent working in television. This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 27 April at the Brewery in East London. 
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John Carney’s Feature ‘Begin Again’ to close Tribeca
21 Mar 2014 | Formerly known as ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’, ‘Begin Again’, written and directed by John Carney, will close the 13th Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th. It will screen at BMCC Tribeca PAC. 
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GRAND DESIGNS
07 Mar 2014 | Ever wondered what it would be like to do the graphics on a Wes Anderson film? So did Dublin-based Annie Atkins as she headed out to the Alps to work on ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’... 
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Jim Sheridan to receive Distinguished Screenwriter’s Award
20 Feb 2014 | Jim Sheridan’s many writing credits include ‘My Left Foot’, ‘The Field’, ‘Into the West’, ‘In the Name of the Father’, ‘The Boxer’ and ‘In America’, the majority of which he also directed. 
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‘Once’ director John Carney, Bono and The Edge team up to make ‘Sing Street’
07 Feb 2014 | Feature film ‘Sing Street’, which was announced this week in Berlin, will see Dublin-born John Carney (the director-writer of ‘Once’ and ‘Can a Song Save Your Life?’) collaborate with Bono and the Edge. The singer and lead guitarist of U2 have had lifelong ties with Carney. They will be involved in the film’s music as well as in other aspects of the film which are to be confirmed. 
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Irish Titles Screen in Berlin
07 Feb 2014 | Last week, IFTN reported that Calvary, The Food Guide to Love and Last Hijack were to be screened in the Official Selection of the Berlin Film Festival (see here), which commences today and continues until the 16th February. Five Irish titles will also screen at the European Film Market (EFM). 
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Ireland at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival
28 Jan 2014 | The 36th Festival and 29th Market of this year’s International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand will take place from the 31st January to the 8th February. It has been described as ‘the Cannes of short film.’ 
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Morgan O’ Sullivan, ‘Vikings’ Executive Producer, speaks to IFTN
24 Jan 2014 | It was almost a year ago that ‘Vikings’, shot in Co. Wicklow, with approximately four hundred Irish people involved in its production, premiered on the History Channel in the USA. Now the highly anticipated series will see its first Irish screening on RTÉ2 this Sunday at 9.30 p.m. 
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Sundance Round-Up
24 Jan 2014 | This year’s Sundance marked the 30th anniversary of the long-revered Utah-based film festival. For Irish cinema, it was also a distinctive festival. 
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Element Pictures announce a First Look Deal with Lenny Abrahamson
20 Jan 2014 | After the world premiere of ‘Frank’, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, last night, Element Pictures announce a first look deal which covers film and television projects for Abrahamson to write, direct and produce. 
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Q&A with Irish Filmmaker Kealan O'Rourke
26 Nov 2013 | National Film School graduate Kealan O’Rourke - best known for his animated short ‘The Boy in The Bubble’ – is now attached to several major films in development including 'Bolivar', 'Emily the Strange', and 'The Houdini Box'. 
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The Factory, Dublin, Launch Cornerstone Initiative
13 Nov 2013 | Dublin-based training institution The Factory will offer five filmmakers the chance to shoot a professional-standard promo for a proposed micro-budget feature film, IFTN has learned. 
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