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Channel 4 Announces 'Derry Girls' As Biggest Series In Northern Irish History
21 Feb 2018 | Channel 4 have announced that Lisa McGee’s hit comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is officially the most successful series ever launched in Northern Ireland. 
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Director Mark Cousins Named As New Chair of Belfast Film Festival
21 Feb 2018 | Filmmaker Mark Cousins has been named as the new Chairperson of the Belfast Film Festival. Cousins, who is from Belfast is an internationally acclaimed filmdirector, writer, critic, and presenter. 
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Shooting Wraps on David Jackson's feature 'Christmas Perfection'
21 Feb 2018 | Principal photography wraps on 'Christmas Perfection', after three weeks of shooting across Dublin and Wicklow with Avoca Handweavers serving as the film’s main location. 
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Coco Television's 'Room to Improve' Celebrates Record Viewing Figures On RTÉ One
21 Feb 2018 | 722,000 people tuned in to watch COCO Television’s ‘Room To Improve’ on RTE1, Sunday night. With a staggering share of 51%, the hugely popular show saw Dermot Bannon make his way to Donegal to work on Daniel and Majella O’Donnell’s home. 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched Over 1 Million Times On Channel 4 Facebook
20 Feb 2018 | The full speech, which was posted on Facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday, February 17th, has since been picked up by a number of platforms including Channel 4 News. 
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William Fitzgerald Announced as New Programmer Ahead of 30th Galway Film Fleadh
20 Feb 2018 | The Galway Film Fleadh today announced at the Berlinale that William Fitzgerald has been appointed as the new festival programmer. He takes over from Gar O’Brien who has stepped down after seven years in the role. 
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Kino Lorber Secure North American Rights for 'Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect'
20 Feb 2018 | Wavelength Pictures have confirmed that Kino Lorber will handle North American rights for Mark Noonan’s documentary ‘Kevin Roche: The Quite Architect’. 
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'Black 47' Enjoys Successful World Premiere At Berlin International Film Festival
20 Feb 2018 | Lance Daly’s highly anticipated ‘Black 47’ has been warmly received by critics following its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival last week. 
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A Successful 26.5% Share for IFTA with Deirdre O'Kane at the Helm
20 Feb 2018 | A successful 26.5% share for IFTA late night broadcast on RTÉ closing off the high-powered Saturday night entertainment viewing that starts with TV3’s very popular Ireland’s got Talent show which received a 21% share on Saturday 17th February. 
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St. Patrick’s Festival Announce Rex Ingram Screening Accompanied By Live Original Score
19 Feb 2018 | St. Patrick’s Festival is set to return from the 15-19th March this year, and have announce a number of interesting events for lovers of the arts. Celebrating a wealth of Irish talent, tradition, and history, a special screening of Irish director Rex Ingram’s ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is set to screen at St. Patricks Cathedral – March 15th. 
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Minister Madigan Congratulates The 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards' Winners
19 Feb 2018 | Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, T.D. has congratulated all winners of tonight’s 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards (IFTAs). 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched over 95,000 on IFTA Facebook
19 Feb 2018 | Full speech posted on facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTE One on Saturday 17th February. 
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Deirdre O'Kane's IFTA Opening Monologue - in Full
19 Feb 2018 | Deirdre O'Kane's funny and powerful monologue at the IFTA Ceremony does not shy away from controversy. 
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Ros Hubbard Receives Spotlight Casting Director Award at IFTA
19 Feb 2018 | Ros Hubbard is the legendary Irish casting director, who, together with her husband John, founded and has run Hubbard Casting since 1976. 
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Galway Film Centre Announce ‘Science On Screen’ Information Day
19 Feb 2018 | This year, Galway Film Centre with CÚRAM, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway are offering funding to filmmakers interested in producing a documentary that engages with research into cardiovascular illnesses and stroke, currently underway at CÚRAM. 
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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins 5 BAFTAs
19 Feb 2018 | Following on from their Golden Globe success Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ picked up five BAFTA Awards at last night’s ceremony in London. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2018 Winners
16 Feb 2018 | The 2018 Film & Drama Awards took place last night, Thursday, February 15th at the Round Room of the Mansion House. 
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Contemporary Horror 'The Cured' To Open in Irish Cinemas on April 20th
16 Feb 2018 | The smart and scary horror ‘The Cured’ starring Oscar-nominated Ellen Page (‘Juno’, ‘Inception’) along with Irish acting talent Sam Keeley (‘Anthropoid’, ‘What Richard Did’) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (‘The Infiltrator’, ‘Love/Hate’) will open in Irish cinemas on Friday 20th April. 
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Open Casting for Film Extras in Cork, Limerick & Galway
16 Feb 2018 | MovieExtras.ie are holding Open Casting days in Cork, Limerick & Galway on the 20th, 21st & 22nd February. 
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19th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announce Call For Irish Films
14 Feb 2018 | The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces ‘Call for Entries’ for Irish films. The 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will take place from April 26 – May 3, 2018, showcasing more than 350 films from around the globe in the pristine coastline of Southern California’s Newport Beach. 
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