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New Series sees Colin Farrell continue collaboration with ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos
21 Mar 2017 | The actor who recently received an IFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Film for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will portray former Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver North, during the real-life saga of the 1980s Iran-Contra arms scandal. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Best Script in Film Nominees #IFTA17
21 Mar 2017 | The 2017 nominees in this category see feature film debuts from Peter Foott (The Young Offenders) and both Darren Thornton and Colin Thornton (A Date for Mad Mary), with a third feature from Kevin Brodbin (The Siege of Jadotville) and a second from Juanita Wilson (Tomato Red). 
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Briefing Session to be hosted by RTÉ & Science Foundation Ireland
20 Mar 2017 | The information session which is set to take place on Monday, March 27th is specifically designed for Screen Producers Ireland members regarding the recent Call for Ideas published on the RTÉ commissioning page. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: VFX Nominations #IFTA17
16 Mar 2017 | Ed Bruce and Nicholas Murphy of Screen Scene make up three quarters of the 2017 VFX category, for their work on ‘Black Sails S04’, ‘Game of Thrones S06’ and ‘Ripper Street S05’. 
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Alcon Entertainment to adapt Shane Hegarty’s ‘Darkmouth’ for the Screen
16 Mar 2017 | The Irish author’s trilogy of children’s books began with ‘Darkmouth: The Legends Begin’ in 2015 followed by ‘Worlds Explode’ and ‘Chaos Descends’. David Pimental (How to Train Your Dragon) and Doug Sweetland (Finding Nemo) will direct the project, which his adapted by Lloyd Taylor (Pigeon Impossible). 
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Irish Writers Invited to Apply for Guiding Lights 2017, with Screen Training Ireland Support
15 Mar 2017 | The deadline to apply to the mentorship scheme, which is open to writers or writer/directors, is Tuesday, April 11th 2017.
First launched in 2006, Guiding Lights supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actor in Film Nominees #IFTA17
14 Mar 2017 | Throughout our coverage of the upcoming awards ceremony from the Irish Film & Television Academy, the calibre of 2017 nominees has been continuously impressive. 
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Science on Screen funding initiative: Application Guidelines
14 Mar 2017 | Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, are pleased to announce the return of Science on Screen, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science. The Science on Screen project will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000. 
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IFTA-nominated Writer/Director Natasha Waugh talks ‘Terminal’
13 Mar 2017 | As one of the most highly contested categories in this year’s Film & Drama Awards, the short film line-up is a key indication of the calibre of upcoming talent in Ireland, and the muscle with which young filmmakers are handling difficult, topical issues. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Best Film Nominations #IFTA17
09 Mar 2017 | The Irish Academy received a positive storm of responses yesterday when they announced the line-up of nominees for the upcoming 2017 awards ceremony, which will take place on Saturday April 8th in the Mansion House, Dublin. 
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“John Butler has captured the essence of a generation, and made a film that all can relate to” – Breaking Glass
09 Mar 2017 | North American rights to Butler’s second feature film 'Handsome Devil' have been acquired by the distributor, with a limited theatrical release planned for this Summer followed by a VOD and DVD release. 
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45 Nominations for Women in The 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards
08 Mar 2017 | As the 2017 IFTA Irish Film & Drama Awards nominations were announced at lunchtime on Wednesday 8th March International Women’s Day. It seems appropriate that we recognise and congratulate the 45 talented women who have been nominated for their working talents and contributions within the industry. 
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Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum to continue in Cannes with Irish Project, ‘Extraordinary’
07 Mar 2017 | The inaugural forum ran from February 16th-18th in Amsterdam with Irish talents Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken producing the project, from director/writers Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman. 
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IFTN chats with the team behind ADIFF Best Irish Short ‘Lily’
06 Mar 2017 | The multi award-winning project from ‘Callback Queen’ director Graham Cantwell tackles the combined themes of bullying and LGBT youth in the short form. 
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Short Film Funding Initiative First Frames launched by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office
03 Mar 2017 | The new scheme is designed to encourage and promote emerging filmmakers to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) region. 
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Call For 18-25 Year Olds For Cinemagic Dublin Short Film Academy Production Crew
02 Mar 2017 | In the lead up to the Cinemagic Dublin Festival, the Festival team is looking for young people aged 18-25, from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to be part of a production crew for a film being made during the Cinemagic Dublin Film Academy from 27th-31st March 2017. 
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EAVE Producers Workshop 2017 kicks off next month with Irish Producer Paddy Hayes
27 Feb 2017 | The Galway-based producer of Magameda is one of fifty-two producers representing forty-two countries in the scheme from the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs. 
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IFTN chats to Light House Studio Co-Founders and two-time Oscar Nominees Cartoon Saloon
24 Feb 2017 | We are all cheering for actress Ruth Negga and costume designer Consolata Boyle who are both nominated for their respected work in ‘Loving’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ at the 89th Academy Awards this Sunday, February 26th 
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Martin Scorsese will receive Award from President Michael D Higgins at special IFTA event in Dublin
24 Feb 2017 | Michael D Higgins will present Martin Scorsese with the Academy’s prestigious John Ford Award at a very special Reception event in Dublin on Saturday, immediately after the world renowned filmmaker delivers a key Masterclass with IFTA Academy Members and filmmakers. 
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Irish Talent in Contention at the Independent Spirit Awards
24 Feb 2017 | The awards acknowledge the highest achievements in independent film and see Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga and renowned cinematographer Robbie Ryan in the line-up of nominees. 
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