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Reel Horror Show: Episode 10

Reel Horror Show: Episode 10

| December 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

To see the year off, our yuletide yetis, Ali Doyle, Conor Dowling, Conor McMahon and Mark Sheridan gathered together roasting corpses on an open fire and discussing their latest horror oglings.

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SuperPod: 2017 - A Year of Heroes

SuperPod: 2017 – A Year of Heroes

| December 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

The cybernetically reconstructed Richard Drumm is joined by antiquities dealer Paul Farren to aim fire at Justice League and Thor Ragnarock and look back on the year of Superhero and Comic Book Films.

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Our Favourite Irish Films of 2017

Our Favourite Irish Films of 2017

| December 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

2017 was another strong year for Irish film with a fine fettle of fiction and fact, reflected in our ten choices. There’s gangsters and spacecrafts – sadly not in the same film – revenge and roller skates, campaigns and epic journeys, love and painters, soul mates and pioneers. 

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'The Limit Of...' Director Alan Mulligan & Actor Laurence O'Fuarain

‘The Limit Of…’ Director Alan Mulligan & Actor Laurence O’Fuarain

| December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ahead of an IFTA screening, Gemma Creagh chatted to Alan Mulligan, the writer/director of ‘The Limit Of…’ and actor Laurence O’Fuarain who plays a man who is pushed to his limits, and beyond, in a tense thriller set against the backdrop of Ireland’s banking sector.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Photo City

| December 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff send us a snapshot of ‘Photo City’, a portrait of photography itself as told through the lens of the citizens of a place defined by the art form. 

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Kerry Film Festival - T.A.L.K: What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

Kerry Film Festival – T.A.L.K: What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

| December 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at the second discussion at T.A.L.K – What is your Film Festival Action Plan?

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Alan Maher, producer of 'Song of Granite'

Alan Maher, producer of ‘Song of Granite’

| December 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh sat down with Alan Maher of Marcie Films to discuss the ins and outs of producing Pat Collins’ Song of Granite, the life story of traditional Sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway.

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Bharat Nalluri, Director of 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

Bharat Nalluri, Director of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

| December 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Bharat Nalluri talked to Film Ireland about reinventing a classic tale for a modern audience.

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Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

Irish Film Review: Song of Granite

| December 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hannah Lemass sings the praises of Pat Collins’ ‘Song of Granite’ a film about the life of the renowned traditional sean-nós singer, Joe Heaney.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Writing Home

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Writing Home

| December 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer puts pen to paper about the romantic comedy ‘Writing Home’, made as part of the Filmbase Masters Course.

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Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

Irish Film Review: The Breadwinner

| December 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Anthony Kirby was at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to see the Angelina Jolie executive produced Irish animated film The Breadwinner, which is being tipped for Oscar success and was recently awarded Best Animated Feature by LA Film Critics Association.

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Kerry Film Festival - T.A.L.K Creative Kerry Abroad

Kerry Film Festival – T.A.L.K Creative Kerry Abroad

| December 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry was at the Creative Kerry Abroad session of T.A.L.K, a set of sessions including panel discussions, in conversation and Q& A sessions.

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Irish Film Review: Jaha’s Promise

Irish Film Review: Jaha’s Promise

| December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen learns about the life and activism of Jaha Dukureh, a Gambian anti-female genital mutilation campaigner.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: No Party for Billy Burns

| December 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff rides into town and checks out Padraig Conaty’s film about a shy and awkward, Wild West obsessed Billy Burns, whose cheerful cowboy fixation masks the scars of a childhood tragedy.

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Reel Horror Show: Episode 9

Reel Horror Show: Episode 9

| December 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

The macabre members of Reel Horror Show return to walk with you in nightmares.

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Want to Work Abroad? Panel Discussion for Filmmakers

Want to Work Abroad? Panel Discussion for Filmmakers

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Join us at Filmbase for a practical and detailed discussion about the legalities and logistics involved in moving to another country for the purposes of your career.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Lodgers

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff gets gothic at ‘The Lodgers’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Early Irish Cinema: Screening the Funeral of Thomas Ashe, September-October 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Screening the Funeral of Thomas Ashe, September-October 1917

| November 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon explores the significance of a special newsreel film of the funeral of Thomas Ashe 100 years ago.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Condemned to Remember

| November 28, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sean O’Rourke reviews Gerry Gregg’s film in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.

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Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories - Shorts Programme

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: Irish Stories – Shorts Programme

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry finds strong stories being told at the Irish Stories – Shorts Programme at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jack O’Dwyer was at the Cork Film Festival for Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera, a programme of short films made in and about Cork from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

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The Actors’ Room: Geraldine McAlinden

The Actors’ Room: Geraldine McAlinden

| November 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

In this episode of The Actors Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Geraldine McAlinden.

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Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

Review of Irish Film @ Kerry Film Festival: The Crest

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Eleanor McSherry was at the Kerry Film Festival for opening night film, ‘The Crest’, a story of family, immigration and the value of tradition and culture.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: The Man Who Invented Christmas

| November 22, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sean O’Rourke gets festive for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’, which screened at the Cork Film Festival.

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Steve Kenny, Writer/Director of 'Time Traveller'

Steve Kenny, Writer/Director of ‘Time Traveller’

| November 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Steve Kenny turns back time with Film Ireland to chat about his short film. Time Traveller is the story of a Back To The Future-obsessed 10 year-old named Martin, who is trying to build his very own DeLorean out of an old car and bits of scrap. When Martin’s family is told they are to […]

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

| November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea reviews Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell’s film about Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida coast in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for simmering US and Cuban tensions.

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Gerry Gregg, Director of 'Condemned to Remember'

Gerry Gregg, Director of ‘Condemned to Remember’

| November 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

June Butler talks to director Gerry Gregg about his film Condemned to Remember in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.

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Paul Horan, Writer/Director of 'Bless Me Father'

Paul Horan, Writer/Director of ‘Bless Me Father’

| November 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Film Ireland absolves writer / director Paul Horan ahead of ‘Bless Me Father’s screening at the Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

| November 8, 2017 | Comments (1)

Sarah Cullen rings the bell for Andrew Gallimore’s film about Irishwoman Mary Elmes, an unsung heroine of the Spanish Civil War.

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Sam Lucas Smith on Not Being Irish

Sam Lucas Smith on Not Being Irish

| November 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Film Ireland caught up with actor Sam Lucas Smith to learn about his experience as an Irish actor playing an American character and the importance of dialect training for actors.

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