Competition: Win Tickets to ‘Pushtar’

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Alan Lambert’s film Pushtar screens at this month’s IFI Irish Focus on new Irish film and filmmakers on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 @ 18.30.

In the distant future climate change has devastated the Earth. Pushtar, a tundra on the outskirts of the Himalayas,
is home to a disparate settlement Among them, a breed of hypersensitive children acting as weather vanes to atmospheric changes that are guided by 8ft tall ‘Pteradogs’, and governed by a council of Elders.

Thanks to our friends at the IFI we have a pair of tickets to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, email filmireland@gmail.com with Pushtar in the subject line by 2pm Monday, 15th August when the Film Ireland Hat will consult with the elders and select a winner,

Director Alan Lambert will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Book tickets here

 

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Competition: Win ‘Glassland’ on DVD

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Glassland is now available on DVD and on demand. Featuring Toni Collette, Jack Reynor and Will Poulter, Gerard Barret’s film follows a young taxi driver (Jack Reynor) who is desperately trying to save his mother (Toni Collette) from addiction and unite his broken family.

 

“These are stories that need to be told in Ireland by Irish filmmakers and Barrett is telling them with compassion, subtlety and refreshing honesty”

Read David Gorman’s review of Glassland

 

Thanks to the good folk at Element Pictures we have 3 copies of the DVD to giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question.

 

What was Gerard Barret’s debut feature called?

 

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com before 30th August, when the Film Ireland Hat will hop in a taxi and head to the Dublin Mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

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Competition: Win tickets to the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Lethal Weapon

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Christmas has come early to Dublin as the Jameson Cult Film Club is returning for an explosive double screening of the 1987 action comedy masterpiece Lethal Weapon on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May in a secret city centre location.

 

This special screening promises to transport the audience right into the heart of all the action. The venue will be completely transformed into scenes from the movie including Riggs’s trailer house and Murtaugh’s desk at LAPD homicide Department. These free events are more than just your typical screening, as characters from the movie, live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action help to create an electric atmosphere throughout the screening.

 

After 20 years on the force, police detective Roger Murtaugh has come face-to-face with the most dangerous killing machine in Los Angeles… his new partner. So if you don’t feel ‘too old for this sh*t’, then grab your partner in crime and register for free tickets to this screening on www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie.

 

Check out this clip for the most recent Jameson Cult Film Club screening for an idea of what to expect on the night – https://youtu.be/VvP_xPBGTUs

 

Thanks to the lovely people at Jameson Cult Film Club we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to 2 lucky readers for the screening on Thursday, 21st May.

For your chance to win tickets tickets, simply answer the below question:

Who is the Lethal Weapon?

  • Martin Riggs
  • Roger Murtaugh

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by 5pm Monday, 18th May when the winner will be selected by the Film Ireland Hat despite its worries about the troubles of older age.

 

You must be over 18 to enter this competition.

Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Lethal Weapon May 20-21

Tickets to this exclusive screening are free, register now for your chance to win on www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie #JamesonCultFilmClub

 

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Competition: Win a Place on Screen Studio Series

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Filmbase & Film Ireland are spreading the creative love and that’s why we will be giving one lucky actor a chance to win a place on the Screen Studio Series 

The Screen Studio Series is a collection of masterclasses taught by top industry professionals specially designed to help actors hone their craft while giving them access to some of the best acting and professional development tutors. Topics include Creating the Charisma Factor; Interactive Voice Technique; The Art of Comedy; Improvisational Skillset; Stunt Fighting Practice; Alexander, Stanislavski and Chekhov Techniques, Self-Taping and finally The Casting Panel.

To check out the full line-up and for booking details please Click HERE>

 

To be in with a chance of winning yourself a place on the masterclasses simply answer this question:

 

Which Screen Studio Series tutor starred in Penny Dreadful?

 

Send your answer to Lynn at screenstudio@filmbase.ie by 1.30PM, Tuesday 7th April 2014 with “Comp Screen Studio” in the subject bar.

The winner will be announced on Filmbase, Facebook & Twitter.

 

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Competition: Win Tickets to Jameson Cult Film Club Screening of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’

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The interactive Jameson Cult Film Club screening is widely regarded as one of the most hotly anticipated events in the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival schedule, and this year is no different. Jameson are kicking off the 2015 series of Jameson Cult Film Club’s with Guy Richie’s iconic crime comedy, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which will be screening during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in a secret location on Monday, 23rd March.

 

One of the film’s title characters, ‘Eddy The Gambler’, aka actor Nick Moran will be present for an exclusive Q&A with the audience before the movie, hosted by Dave Fanning. The venue, which is only revealed to ticket holders, will be completely transformed into a series of sets from the movie, while live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action help to transport the audience right into the heart of London’s gritty East End.

 

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this exciting screening, simply answer the below question:

 

Nick Moran’s character Eddy in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was a

  • Chef
  • Gambler

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by lunchtime Friday, 2oth March to be in with a chance of winning. Winners will be selected by the cheeky chappy Film Ireland Hat. Winners will be contacted Friday afternoon before 5pm. And, always remember, keep your fingers out of my soup.

 

You must be over 18 to enter this competition.

 

Tickets to this exclusive screening are free, register now for your chance to win on www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie #JamesonCultFilmClub

 

Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - 23.03.15

 

 

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Competition: Win Annie Goody Bags

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To celebrate the release of Annie in cinemas this Saturday (December 20th), we have 5 Annie goody bags to give away packed full of limited edition merchandise, thanks to the good people at Sony Pictures.

To enter, please answer the following question:

Annie has a pet dog named

  1. Rover
  2. Sandy

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com before 22nd December when the Film Ireland Hat will bet its bottom dollar that the sun will come out tomorrow.

 

Cert: PG

ANNIE IS IN CINEMAS ON DECEMBER 20th

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Competition: Win a Copy of ‘Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985’ on DVD

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As part of their Christmas campaign, the festive folk at the IFI Film Shop have given us a copy of Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985 to giveaway.

From the best in Irish film and T.V. to the top DVDs of 2014, from documentaries to dramas, from serials to sci-fi – One Million Dubliners, Jimmy’s Hall, Frank, Finding Vivian Maier and Ida,  there’s hundreds of gift ideas for film lovers at the IFI Film Shop which has extended opening hours right up to Christmas Eve! There really is something for everyone, so why not pop in and check it out for yourself!

From the 10th of December they are a running a 12 days of Christmas competition via their Film Shop Twitter account (IFI_FilmShop), all you have to do is retweet to be in with a chance of winning some great film prizes e.g. newly released DVDs, iconic film posters.

Competition Offer

We have a copy of Thaddeus O’Sullivan: The Early Films , 1974-1985 to give away. The two-disc, digitally remastered DVD features five films that O’Sullivan made between 1974 and 1985, including the BAFTA nominated The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985) and a rarely shown film on Jack B. Yeats (1981), as well as authoritative versions of his RCA and BFI work from the 1970s.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Who starred as master criminal Michael Lynch in Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s 2000 film Ordinary Decent Criminal?

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by Monday, 22nd December when the Film Ireland Hat will carry out a large heist and select a winner.

Synopsis:
The Early Films (1974-1985)
Dublin-born Thaddeus O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s most distinguished cinematographers and film directors. His award-winning feature films include Stella Days, The Heart of Me, Nothing Personal and December Bride. With this new DVD the IFI Irish Film Archive brings together five of his earliest films digitally re-mastered and made available for the first time since their original, limited release 30-40 years ago. The collection represents an important and vibrant period in the 1970s and ’80s when key Irish filmmakers were working in formally experimental and critically questioning ways within what is now called the first wave of Irish cinema.

This collection traces O’Sullivan’s early endeavours as a student in London, at Ealing Art College and the Royal College of Art, where he made the experimental student works Flanagan (1974) and A Pint of Plain (1975) through to his first commercial cinema release, the BAFTA-nominated The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985) starring Brenda Fricker and Bob Hoskins. In the BFI-funded On a Paving Stone Mounted (1978) which features performances by Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Gabriel Byrne and Miriam Margolyes and his cine-essay Assembled Memories (1981) about the life and work of painter Jack B Yeats, viewers can better appreciate how O’Sullivan experimented with film to explore memory, migration and creativity.

DVD 1
Flanagan (1974, 11min)
A Pint of Plain (1975, 40min)
The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985, 28min)

DVD 2
On a Paving Stone Mounted (1978, 92min)
Assembled Memories: Jack B. Yeats, 1871-1957 (1981, 35min)
Aspect Ratio: All 4:3 except for The Woman Who Married Clarke Gable 16:9
Region: Free, Pal
Sound: Stereo
Length: Disc One 79 mins, Disc Two 127 mins
Language: English
Colour: Assembled Memories colour
All other titles black and white

EURO 21.99 includes postage and packing. Available for EURO 19.99 in person at the IFI Film Shop.

If ordering more than one copy, please call the IFI Film Shop on 01 679 5727

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Win ‘The Guarantee’ on DVD

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To celebrate the release of The Guarantee, we have 3 copies of the film to give away thanks to the good people at Wildcard Distribution.

The Guarantee, the much talked about feature film recreating the events that led up to the bank guarantee on 29th September 2008, is available to buy on DVD from Friday 28th November and  includes bonuses comprising of exclusive interviews with the cast, writer and director and also behind the scenes footage of the making of the film, following it from conception to production.

Starring Peter Coonan (Love/Hate), David Murray (‘Amber’), Gary Lydon (Calvary), Morgan C. Jones (‘Vikings’), and Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), The Guarantee is a fact-based drama that goes behind the scenes on the most pivotal night in recent Irish history, as the beleaguered government fights to keep the country’s banking system afloat. Their decision will ultimately shape the future of the nation for generations to come. Directed by Ian Power (The Runway) and adapted by Colin Murphy from his acclaimed stage play ‘Guaranteed!’produced by Fishamble Theatre Company, The Guarantee is a not to be missed film that explores a momentous time for contemporary Ireland with tension, humour, and intelligence.

In the corridors of government, we follow newly appointed Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Lydon) and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan (Murray) as the true extent of the cataclysm facing Ireland’s runaway banking system begins to dawn on them. Meanwhile, David Drumm (Coonan) frantically tries to get the ‘moolah’ to keep Anglo Irish Bank open, while Sean Fitzpatrick (Jones) pitches for state support. With the pressure on both sides building and time running out, the Taoiseach and his finance minister decide on a course of action which will have consequences that are still being felt today.

 

To be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy of the film, answer the following question:

Who directed The Guarantee?

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by lunchtime Monday, 8th December when the Film Ireland Hat will  issue a blanket €440 billion guarantee of all liabilities in the Irish banking system and select the winners. Please include a postal address.

 

The Guarantee is available to buy on DVD from Friday, 28th November in retailers nationwide, including Tesco, SuperValu, HMV, Tower Records, Golden Discs and Xtravision, and can be bought online via The Guarantee movie website and on Amazon. 

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