In the immortal words of Kool & the Gang: ‘Celebrate good times, come on.’
In this issue we celebrate this year’s Galway Film Fleadh with a host of features celebrating the many new Irish films that are set to screen at the Fleadh. We also celebrate the fact that Film Ireland has now been in print for 25 years! Yes, it’s our birthday. And we mark the occasion in this issue with a look back over 25 years of the magazine providing some fascinating snapshots of Irish film history.
‘So bring your good times. And your laughter too’
and enjoy another mighty issue of Film Ireland. Available now just for you…
In this issue, we feature:
Paul Webster talks to directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn about recreating the ’70s Belfast punk scene in their new film, Good Vibrations.
Song for Amy
Steven Galvin catches up with director Konrad Begg as he prepares for his new film’s premiere at this year’s Fleadh.
A Dangerous Documentary
Ross Whitaker talks to Paul Duane about his latest documentary Very Extremely Dangerous.
Niamh Creely talks to Gerard Barrett about his debut feature, which is set in his home county, Kerry, and due to screen at this year’s Fleadh.
All The Elements
Ross Whitaker talks with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures about their current success and their plans for the future
Yes we McCann
Gemma Creagh chats with Belfast actor Martin McCann about being Bono, his buddies and his role in James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer, which closes this year’s Fleadh.
Martin Cusack reports from Ireland’s first symposium on the legendary filmmaker John Ford.
Sundance London 2012
Emmet O’Brien reports from the inaugural Sundance London Film and Music Festival.
25 Years of Film Ireland
We celebrate our birthday by taking a look over the last 25 years
Sound of Silence
Niamh Creely talks to director Pat Collins about his film, Silence, which is screening at this year’s Fleadh.
Life through a Lens
Steven Galvin talks to Ciarán Tanham, president of the Irish Society of Cinematographers (ISC), about his recent project, A Kiss for Jed.
The Write Stuff
Claire Dix has written and directed two award-winning short films. After recently winning the Zebbie for Best Short Film Script for her short film Downpour, Steven Galvin caught up with her to find out about her approach to writing.
Mark O’Connor lays out his vision for a new cinematic movement in Ireland.
And all our Regulars, including
Up Close – with John Ford, plus Ian Palmer on ‘My Inspiration’.
Your Updates – all the latest Irish film news.
On Set – a report from the set of Black Ice.
Spotlight – on Norah McGettigan’s Sanctuary.
Reviews – Charlie Casanova, Barbaric Genius, A Kiss for Jed, John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man.
Festivasl – all the latest festival reports & previews.
ShortSpace – the latest ShortSpace short film news, plus Neil O’Driscoll on ‘How I Short’.
Filmbase News – ll the latest from Filmbase.
MEDIA Desk – news & dates to keep in your MEDIA Diary.
Equipment – we take a look at Final Cut X.
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