All aboard the skylark. The new issue of Film Ireland is out now and is jam-packed with all the latest from the world of Irish film!

This issue focuses on this year’s wonderful Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and highlights the finest current Irish films on offer.

We also bring you the best of German-Irish co-production and the Irish Film board have shipped over 200 copies to give out at their stand at Berlinale The Berlin International Film Festival.

We talk to James Hickey of the IFB and continue our guild features on directors, writers and cinematographer. And much, much more… What else could any lover of Irish film want?

Ross Whitaker talks to James Hickey, the new CEO of the Irish Film Board, about funding, film and finding an audience.

Festival director Gráinne Humphreys looks forward to, and back on, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival with Brogen Hayes.

Paul Webster talks to Michael Garland, one of the producers of Death of a Superhero, a new German-Irish co-produced feature and Ian Fitzgibbon, its director.

Paul Lynch talks to the filmmakers behind a new German-Irish co-production, Saving the Titanic.

Niamh Creely takes a look at the Arts Council’s art documentary scheme Reel Art and talks to Oonagh Kearney, director of one of this year’s three features.

Steven Galvin catches up with Emile Dinneen in the editing room as he put the final touches to Nightdancers in time for JDIFF.

Shane Kennedy talks to actor and this year’s presenter of the IFTAs, Simon Delaney

Shane Perez reports on the Galway Film Centre’s interview with celebrated American TV-writer Vince Gilligan.

Niamh Creely talks to filmmaker Michael Lavelle about his experiences shooting a short film in Germany.

Film Ireland talks to Marc-Ivan O’Gorman, filmmaker and director of the first Irish film Festival of India.

Director Shimmy Marcus on making films in The Factory.

DOP Robbie Ryan discusses his approach to film work.

Writer Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde tells us about his experiences as a co-writer on the screenplay for this new Irish film.

Maeve Clancy explores the world of Post-Production in Film Ireland’s comic page.

Paul Lynch explores why superheroes movies are no longer films for our times.

And our Regulars include:

Up Close with Brendan Gleeson & My Inspiration with Ivan Kavanagh

Your Updates for all the latest news, awards and screenings.

Spotlight on Frank Berry, director of Ballyman Lullaby

On Set – a report from the set of the BBC’s Being Human


Reviews: Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, Dreams of a Life, Ballymun Lullaby

Festivals – all the latest reports & previews

Filmbase News











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