Green Screen: Irish Film Distilled
19th October 2012 – 26th October 2012
The Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) are gearing up for a week-long celebration of new and some classic irish cinema for QFT Belfast in October.
QFT AND JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS & BUSINESS
‘I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough, we must
apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.’ Leonardo Da Vinci
These words from one of the greatest artists in history could well
be used to describe what has happened to the film industry in Ireland,
north and south, in recent times. We are becoming a land of saints and
scholars and filmmakers. Irish Film has won almost every major award
available and The Smart Economy Report identifies the arts, cultural
and creative industries as key and primary economic contributors.
Northern Ireland Screen continues to promote Northern Ireland as
a centre for independent film, selling our locations, funds and facilities
to the global industry. According to the Irish Film Board statistics, in 2008,
18% of all tourists visited as a result of having viewed Irish film with
around £360 million in tourist expenditure attributed to this.
Beyond the facts and figures though, there is the romance. ‘The
cinema hall used to be a sacred place, where people used to know
each other, to spend time together, to smile and to dream.’
‘Seems there are Irish people everywhere or people who want to
be’ Million Dollar Baby.
This will certainly be the case at QFT,19-26 October 2012.
QFT Green Screen: Irish Film Distilled
With the assistance of: Northern Ireland Screen; Irish Film Institute; Arts Council Ireland; Irish Film Board
GREEN SCREEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF THE SNAPPER + TALK WITH STEPHEN FREARS, RODDY DOYLE AND LYNDA MYLES GREEN SCREEN: BEST IRISH FILM
GREEN SCREEN: BUDAWANNY GREEN SCREEN: GETTING A FOOT ON THE INDUSTRY LADDER
GREEN SCREEN: GRABBERS GREEN SCREEN: JUMP
GREEN SCREEN: ME AND ME DAD + IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN AND KATRINE BOORMAN GREEN SCREEN: MICKYBO AND ME
GREEN SCREEN: NATURAL GRACE GREEN SCREEN: NEW IRISH SHORTS 1
GREEN SCREEN: NEW IRISH SHORTS 2 GREEN SCREEN: NORA
GREEN SCREEN: PILGRIM HILL GREEN SCREEN: SANCTUARY
GREEN SCREEN: SILENCE GREEN SCREEN: THE ENIGMA OF FRANK RYAN
GREEN SCREEN: THE GOOD MAN GREEN SCREEN: THE SWELL SEASON
GREEN SCREEN:THE LYNCH PIN – SUSAN LYNCH IN CONVERSATION