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Soap Series: Interview with ‘Ros na Rún’ director Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta
31 Jul 2015 | This summer IFTN is taking a closer look behind the scenes of Ireland’s soaps – continuing our series we talk to Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta – director of TG4 Irish-language soap ‘Ros na Rún’. 
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Pictiúir Paradiso: Writer/director/producer Paddy Slattery on the films that shaped him
24 Jul 2015 | Nurturing his own little Paddywood down in the wilds of Offaly, Paddy Slattery has been behind, besides and generally all over some of the finest Irish shorts of recent years, including James Fitzgerald’s recent IFTA-nominated ‘Skunky Dog’ (2014) Tristan Heanue’s ‘Today’ (2015) and his own award-winning trio, ‘The Moment’ (2010), ‘Runner’ (2012) and ‘Sojourn’ (2014). 
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Pictiúr Paradiso: Actor and Writer Patrick McDonnell on the films that shaped him
17 Jul 2015 | He’s one of Ireland’s funniest men, but there’s more to Patrick McDonnell than making people laugh. As he mixes ever more drama in with his comedy, the acclaimed actor/writer reveals the films that shaped him. 
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IFTN talks to You’re Ugly Too’ director Mark Noonan and actor Aidan Gillen
15 Jul 2015 |  
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Actor Barry Ward talks to IFTN at the Galway Film Fleadh
15 Jul 2015 | IFTN were at the Galway Film Fleadh last week where they caught up with Barry Ward, lead actor of ‘Pursuit’ and ‘Blood Cells’ which both screened at the festival. 
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Five Minutes with ‘The Survivalist’ lead actor Martin McCann
14 Jul 2015 | IFTN were at the Galway Film Fleadh last week where they caught up with ‘The Survivalist’ lead actor Martin McCann. 
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‘The Survivalist’ writer/director Stephen Fingleton talks to IFTN
13 Jul 2015 | IFTN were at the Galway Film Fleadh last week where they caught up with Northern Irish writer/director Stephen Fingleton - whose debut feature ‘The Survivalist’ screened to a very positive response on Friday, July 10. 
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Pictiúr Paradiso: IFTA-winner Terry McMahon on the films that shaped him
10 Jul 2015 | The man behind the IFTN-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ takes us through those films that shaped him. 
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Filmmaker Johnny O’Reilly on ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’ – screening at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 11
06 Jul 2015 | The Galway Film Fleadh kicks off this week with one of the key titles screening at the festival being Moscow-based Irish director Johnny O’Reilly’s second feature ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’. 
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An Idiot’s Guide to becoming a Multi-Oscar nominated Irish Animator - Interview with Cartoon Saloon's Paul Young
29 Jun 2015 | With not one but two Oscar nominations under their belt, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon are clearly doing something right. But, how do the numbers add up? Paul Byrne gets the lowdown from Paul Young, the producer behind ‘The Secret Of Kells’, ‘Song Of The Sea’ and TV’s ‘Puffin Rock’... 
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SDGI Executive Director Birch Hamilton on The Director’s Finders Series
26 Jun 2015 | With the Director’s Finders Series now in its’ 10th year, IFTN talked to Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Executive Director Birch Hamilton on the success of the scheme so far. 
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Pictúir Paradiso: ‘Father Ted’ co-creator Arthur Mathews on the films that shaped him
26 Jun 2015 |  
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Interview with DoP James Mather – IFTA winner for ‘Frank’
19 Jun 2015 | Fresh off winning an IFTA Award for shooting ‘Frank’, IFTN caught up with DoP James Mather to talk about his work on Lenny Abrahamson's film. 
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Interview with IFTA-winning ‘Queen and Country’ composer Stephen McKeon
12 Jun 2015 | Landing the IFTA last month meant that composer Stephen McKeon was two for two on John Boorman projects at the annual Irish Academy’s Awards ceremony. 
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DoP Seamus Deasy talks John Boorman’s ‘Queen and Country’ – in cinemas June 12
11 Jun 2015 | With John Boorman’s ‘Queen and Country’ released to cinemas this week (June 12), IFTN caught up with cinematographer Seamus Deasy to talk about his work on the film and working with the very distinguished auteur Boorman for the sixth time. 
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Paddy Slattery on his WB Yeats’ inspired ‘Sojourn’
11 Jun 2015 | With ‘Sojourn’, Offaly’s answer to Orson Welles, the mighty Paddy Slattery, let’s one of Ireland’s most loved poets be his guide and inspiration. IFTN’s Paul Byrne pulls up a toadstool. 
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IFTN Interviews Filmmaker Joe Lee; Director of documentary ‘Fortune’s Wheel’
09 Jun 2015 | Joe Lee’s latest documentary ‘Fortune’s Wheel’ follows the extraordinary true story of Bill Stephens, a lion-tamer in Dublin in the 1950s. The film reveals what happened when one of his lionesses escaped into the streets of Fairview in November 1951, as well as the tragedy that followed. 
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The Horror & The Ecstasy
08 Jun 2015 | With own clever little horror flick ‘Let Us Prey’ picking up rave reviews, Irish filmmaker Brian O’Malley reveals his Top Five scary movies to IFTN. Oh, and his Top Five not-so-scary movies too. 
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Filmmaker Ciarín Scott talks “career-changing” IFTA win
29 May 2015 | On a night filled with loud applause at the recent IFTA Film & Drama Awards, one of the biggest cheers rang out when ‘In A House That Ceased To Be’ was announced the winner of the George Morrison Feature Documentary IFTA. 
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Interview with ‘The Canal’ actress Kelly Byrne
11 May 2015 | With ‘The Canal’ currently in Irish cinemas after a lot of buzz in the US, IFTN talks to actress Kelly Byrne about her well-reviewed role on writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s acclaimed Irish horror film. 
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