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From the Archive: Lenny Abrahamson

From the Archive: Lenny Abrahamson

| December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ross Whitaker talks to director Lenny Abrahamson about his evolution as a filmmaker and his latest film ‘Frank’.

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From the Archive: Lens Flair - an interview with Director of Photography PJ Dillon

From the Archive: Lens Flair – an interview with Director of Photography PJ Dillon

| December 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steven Galvin caught up with PJ Dillon to discuss his craft, working on ‘Ripper Street’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ and his work on the Irish sci-fi feature ‘Earthbound’, which was released in cinemas earlier this year.

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From the Archive: From the Biscuit Tin to the Big Screen

From the Archive: From the Biscuit Tin to the Big Screen

| November 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

Once home movies and now national treasures, Tony Tracy takes us through some vintage homemade cinema from the Irish Film Archive.

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From the Archive: Finding the Cinematic Story in History

From the Archive: Finding the Cinematic Story in History

| November 5, 2013 | Comments (2)

Díóg O’Connell compares ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ to ‘The Magdalene Sisters’, arguing that, in order to draw due attention to historical events, filmmakers must learn to subordinate factual accuracy to the creation of the emotional structure required by good storytelling.

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From the Archive: Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins: A Look at Bernard Herrmann

From the Archive: Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins: A Look at Bernard Herrmann

| October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

His career bridged Welles and Scorsese, taking in Hitchcock, Truffaut, and DePalma along the way. Lir Mac Cárthaigh explores the life and work Bernard Herrmann, one of the greatest film composers of all time.

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From the Archive: Five Ways To Kill Your Script

From the Archive: Five Ways To Kill Your Script

| October 15, 2013 | Comments (2)

Film Ireland gets some not-to-be-ignored advice from James Bartlett, story analyst to the Sundance Institute amongst other illustrious organisation.

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From the Archive: What do you do with actors?

From the Archive: What do you do with actors?

| October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Actor/director Vinny Murphy talks about directing actors.

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From the Archive: Breaking (Down) the Budget

From the Archive: Breaking (Down) the Budget

| September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Conor McMahon talks to directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself about the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking.

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From the Archive: How To Get Ahead in Acting?

From the Archive: How To Get Ahead in Acting?

| September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Gordon Gaffney talks to the Gaiety School of Acting, actor’s agent Maureen McGlynn and casting directors Thyrza Ging and Maureen Hughes.

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From the Archive: Graham Linehan - Master of Comedy

From the Archive: Graham Linehan – Master of Comedy

| September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

How does comedy writer extraordinaire Graham Linehan do it? An IFTA ‘In Conversation With…’ interview gave Ross Whitaker the low-down…

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From the Archive: Paul Webster takes a look at the Irish post-production scene.

From the Archive: Paul Webster takes a look at the Irish post-production scene.

| August 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

In recent years, Ireland has become a hub for post-production facilities and has garnered an international reputation for excellence. Paul Webster spoke to some of the leading names in post-production in Ireland.

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From the Archive: I Was One of the Hollywood 10

From the Archive: I Was One of the Hollywood 10

| August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Before the gurus, before the weekend seminar, there was J.H. Lawson. Mark McIlrath casts an eye over one of the greatest guides to screenwriting ever published.

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From the Archive: Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild: Claire Dix

From the Archive: Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild: Claire Dix

| July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steven Galvin caught up with award winning filmmaker Claire Dix to find out about her approach to writing.

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From the Archive: I Write Screenplays

From the Archive: I Write Screenplays

| July 16, 2013 | Comments (2)

You want to be a screenwriter? You want to have an agent? A few words of cautionary advice.

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From the Archive: Interview with Brendan Gleeson and writer/director director John Michael McDonagh on 'The Guard'.

From the Archive: Interview with Brendan Gleeson and writer/director director John Michael McDonagh on ‘The Guard’.

| July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Here’s a chance to check out Emmet O’Brien‘ interview with Brendan Gleeson and writer/director director John Michael McDonagh.

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From the Archive: Steve Woods on the succesful graduates from Ballyfermot College of Further Education

From the Archive: Steve Woods on the succesful graduates from Ballyfermot College of Further Education

| June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steve Woods, in his own right a historic figure in the world of Irish animation, looks back on a very special crop of graduates from Ballyfermot College of Further Education.

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Interview: John Moore

Interview: John Moore

| June 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steven Galvin talks to John Moore, the Irish director of the latest instalment of Die Hard.

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From the Archive: Neil Jordan on The Company of Wolves

From the Archive: Neil Jordan on The Company of Wolves

| May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

‘The Company of Wolves’ was one of the darkest, most daring, and deeply layered cinematic fairy tales ever created. Pavel Barter talks to director Neil Jordan about the making of his 1984 cult classic.

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From the Archive: Paddy Breathnach Interview

From the Archive: Paddy Breathnach Interview

| May 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

‘Shrooms’ director Paddy Breathnach talks to Sheena Sweeney about his influences, the mushrooming Irish film industry and the magic of a little encouragement.

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From the Archive: Degeneration Gap

From the Archive: Degeneration Gap

| May 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

Bob Quinn shares his thoughts on the state of filmmaking in Ireland in the early years of the 21st century.

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Interview: Director Sé Merry Doyle talks about new film 'Dreaming The Quiet Man'

Interview: Director Sé Merry Doyle talks about new film ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man’

| June 13, 2012 | Comments (1)

Director Sé Merry Doyle talks to Charlene Lydon about his new film ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man’, which is released in cinemas this Friday.

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Issue 132 Spring 2010 Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild: Terry McMahon

Issue 132 Spring 2010 Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild: Terry McMahon

| May 30, 2012 | Comments (2)

With over a hundred Fair City episodes under his belt and several screenwriting awards, Terry McMahon talks about every writer’s Holy Grail: completion.

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Film Ireland 136 Spring 2011: Best of Both Worlds 'Citadel' and 'Outcast'

Film Ireland 136 Spring 2011: Best of Both Worlds ‘Citadel’ and ‘Outcast’

| March 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

With Ciarán Foy’s ‘Citadel’ gaining rave reviews stateside after its premiere at the SXSW festival, we revisit our ‘Best of Both Worlds’ article from Film Ireland 136 Spring 2011.

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Film Ireland 133 Summer 2010: Spotlight on ‘Pyjama Girls’

| March 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The TV premiere of ‘Pyjama Girls’ takes place on RTÉ 1 at 10:15pm on Tuesday March 13th

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Film Ireland 139 Winter 2011: Areaman Productions on the Sony PMW-F3

Film Ireland 139 Winter 2011: Areaman Productions on the Sony PMW-F3

| February 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

Ahead of the masterclass in Filmbase on 6th March, Areaman Productions take a look at the impressive Sony PMW-F3.

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Chinese Film Festival

Chinese Film Festival

| February 5, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Chinese Film Festival kung fued it’s way onto Dublin screens on Friday with the opening-night screening of Bodyguards and Assassins, followed by a wine reception at the IFI.

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Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival asks 'What is a cinema?"

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival asks 'What is a cinema?"

| February 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is held annually, from Thursday 26th May through to Sunday 29th, drawing an estimated 2,000 attendees and screening over 200 films. This year we challenge the notion of ‘what is a cinema’.

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SAVAGE - Special Mention at Leeds International Film Festival

SAVAGE – Special Mention at Leeds International Film Festival

| November 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Brendan Muldowney’s debut feature ‘Savage’ picked up a Special Mention in the Méliès Competition at the recent Leeds International Film Festival

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'Swansong, The Story of Occi Byrne' on release in selected cinemas on Friday 10th September

'Swansong, The Story of Occi Byrne' on release in selected cinemas on Friday 10th September

| September 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

The feature film ‘Swansong, Story of Occi Byrne’, written and directed by Conor McDermottroe, goes on release in the Light House Cinema, Dublin and in select cinemas in the Sligo/Leitrim area from today Friday 10th September.

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ISSUE 133 - My Brothers

ISSUE 133 – My Brothers

| July 23, 2010 | Comments (3)

Paul Fraser talks to AMANDA SPENCER about his feature directorial debut, which opens this year’s Fleadh.

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