Category: Exclusives

Local Films for Local People - Archive Screenings at Thoor Ballylee @ Galway Film Fleadh

Local Films for Local People – Archive Screenings at Thoor Ballylee @ Galway Film Fleadh

| August 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Deirdre de Grae reports from the IFI Local Films for Local People event screening at Thoor Ballylee which took place as part of the 30th Galway Film Fleadh.

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Liam O Mochain: Writer/Director of ‘Lost & Found’

Liam O Mochain: Writer/Director of ‘Lost & Found’

| July 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Writer/Director Liam O Mochain talks to Film Ireland about his film, which was 5 years in the making and has now made its way into cinemas.

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Shane Conaty, Co-Director of 'The Comeback'

Shane Conaty, Co-Director of ‘The Comeback’

| July 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its screening at the Galway Film Fleadh, Shane Conaty talks to Film Ireland about the fascinating journey of ‘The Comeback.’

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Martin Beirne: Writer/Director of 'Around Here'

Martin Beirne: Writer/Director of ‘Around Here’

| July 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

Martin Beirne tells Film Ireland about writing and directing his debut feature.

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Brian Lally, Director of 'The Curious Works of Roger Doyle'

Brian Lally, Director of ‘The Curious Works of Roger Doyle’

| July 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

Brian Lally spoke to Gemma Creagh about his retrospective look at five decades of celebrated composer and the “godfather of Irish electronic music” Roger Doyle.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Disappear

Watch Irish Short Film: Disappear

| July 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

Writer/Director Shaun O Connor tells us about the evolution of the project – from idea, to radio play to short film.

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Capital Irish Film Festival: Colin McIvor - Director of 'The Zoo'

Capital Irish Film Festival: Colin McIvor – Director of ‘The Zoo’

| May 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

John Collins spoke to Colin McIvor, whose film ‘Zoo’ opened this year’s Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington D.C.

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Alan Gilsenan, Writer / Director of 'Unless' & 'The Meeting'

Alan Gilsenan, Writer / Director of ‘Unless’ & ‘The Meeting’

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio met up with filmmaker Alan Gilsenan to chat about his two films set for Irish cinemas this year.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Twilight

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Twilight

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

Fionn Warren enters ‘Twilight’, Pat Collins’ latest documentary.

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Irish Film Review: The Lodgers

Irish Film Review: The Lodgers

| March 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio gets gothic.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Good Favour

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: Good Favour

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio wanders into Rebecca Daly’s haunting parable.

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Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Image You Missed

Review of Irish Film @ ADIFF 2018: The Image You Missed

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Síomha McQuinn takes a look at Donal Foreman’s documentary ‘The Image You Missed’, which explores the complexities of a father/son relationship.

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Garret Walsh, Director of 'The Observer Effect’

Garret Walsh, Director of ‘The Observer Effect’

| March 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Anthony Assad caught up with director of ‘The Observer Effect’, Garret Walsh, ahead of his dark thriller’s Dublin premiere.

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Sean Clancy. Writer / Director of 'Locus of Control'

Sean Clancy. Writer / Director of ‘Locus of Control’

| March 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its screening at Filmbase, Sean Clancy tells us about his dark comedy about decision and control.

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Review: Lady Bird

Review: Lady Bird

| February 22, 2018 | Comments (0)

This is Aoife O’Ceallachain’s hometown,

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Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF Festival Director

Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF Festival Director

| February 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio caught up with festival director Grainne Humphreys to get a heads-up on this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival. 

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Paul Power, Director of 'For When I Die'

Paul Power, Director of ‘For When I Die’

| February 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

Director Paul Power talks to us about his film, ‘For When I Die’, which screens at the 2018 Audi Dublin Film Festival.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Staccato

Watch Irish Short Film: Staccato

| February 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Director Eoghan McQuinn gives us the low-down on how the film came together.

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Review: Black Panther

Review: Black Panther

| February 13, 2018 | Comments (2)

Gemma Creagh, leader of the Dora Milaje, prevents a world war.

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Irish Short Film Review: Ours

Irish Short Film Review: Ours

| February 2, 2018 | Comments (0)

June Butler takes a look at Heather Grogan’s short film ‘Ours’.

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Early Irish Cinema: Censoring the Fairies: Finn Varra Maa, the Irish Santa Claus and the Military Authorities in January 1918

Early Irish Cinema: Censoring the Fairies: Finn Varra Maa, the Irish Santa Claus and the Military Authorities in January 1918

| January 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Early Irish Cinema takes a trip to the theatre to experience an Irish Christmas pantomime.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Radha

Watch Irish Short Film: Radha

| January 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

‘Radha’ is a 22-minute drama with horror elements. Director Nicolas Courdouan spoke to Film Ireland about the story behind the film.

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Actor Barry Ward, 'Maze'

Actor Barry Ward, ‘Maze’

| January 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh caught up with actor Barry Ward ahead of the Maze’s release on DVD

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Kerry Film Festival - Lies we Tell

Kerry Film Festival – Lies we Tell

| January 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry checks out ‘Lies we Tell’ at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Irish Short Film Review: Lily

Irish Short Film Review: Lily

| January 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen takes a look at ‘Lily’, Graham Cantwell’s short film about a girl with a secret, who is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life. 

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Watch Irish Short Film: Fallen Bird

Watch Irish Short Film: Fallen Bird

| January 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

‘Fallen Bird’ is a short documentary portrait of Irish artist, Eric Boylan.

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Early Irish Cinema: Idealizing Everything Irish: The Film Company of Ireland Releases Rafferty’s Rise in late 1917

Early Irish Cinema: Idealizing Everything Irish: The Film Company of Ireland Releases Rafferty’s Rise in late 1917

| January 9, 2018 | Comments (0)

Denis Condon explores the particular case of the 1917 lost comedy ‘Rafferty’s Rise’.

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Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

Review of Irish Film @ Cork Film Festival: Michael Inside

| January 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Loretta Goff takes a look at Frank Berry’s tale of Michael, a luckless 18-year-old who is misfortunate to be sent to prison.  

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Review: Lady Bird

Review: Lady Bird

| January 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its February release here, and to celebrate Saoirse Ronan’s Golden Globe win, James Bartlett takes a look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’.

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Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 31 - A Giant Pile of Falsehoods

Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 31 – A Giant Pile of Falsehoods

| December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

In this end of year peachy pod, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm reflect on 2017 and pick out their top movies, plus their worst moments – including Richard’s newly diagnosed persicaphobia.

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