Category: Back Issues Articles
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.
Once home movies and now national treasures, Tony Tracy takes us through some vintage homemade cinema from the Irish Film Archive.
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.
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.
How does comedy writer extraordinaire Graham Linehan do it? An IFTA ‘In Conversation With…’ interview gave Ross Whitaker the low-down…
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.
Steven Galvin caught up with award winning filmmaker Claire Dix to find out about her approach to writing.
From the Archive: Interview with Brendan Gleeson and writer/director director John Michael McDonagh on ‘The Guard’.
Here’s a chance to check out Emmet O’Brien‘ interview with Brendan Gleeson and writer/director director John Michael McDonagh.
From the Archive: Steve Woods on the succesful graduates from Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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.
‘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.
Director Sé Merry Doyle talks to Charlene Lydon about his new film ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man’, which is released in cinemas this Friday.
With over a hundred Fair City episodes under his belt and several screenwriting awards, Terry McMahon talks about every writer’s Holy Grail: completion.
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.
The TV premiere of ‘Pyjama Girls’ takes place on RTÉ 1 at 10:15pm on Tuesday March 13th
Ahead of the masterclass in Filmbase on 6th March, Areaman Productions take a look at the impressive Sony PMW-F3.
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’.
Brendan Muldowney’s debut feature ‘Savage’ picked up a Special Mention in the Méliès Competition at the recent Leeds International Film Festival
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.