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Blood writer Sophie Petzal talks with IFTN
30 Mar 2020 | We caught up with award-winning writer Sophie Petzal to find out more about penning the second season of Virgin Media Televisions’ original Irish drama series, Blood, picking up a Writers’ Guild of Britain Award, writing for established characters and the process of introducing new ones, and what advice she would give to aspiring writers. 
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Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to air on RTÉ this spring
30 Mar 2020 | RTÉ has announced that it will be airing Normal People, the Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel for the BBC. 
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Bow Street host Online Short Film Festival
30 Mar 2020 | Bow Street Academy, The National Screen Acting School of Ireland, is hosting an online short film festival featuring performances from their many alumni in award winning short films. 
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Northern Ireland Screen accepting applications for ILBF Development Funding Round
27 Mar 2020 | In light of the current production constraints because of Covid-19 the ILBF in conjunction with TG4, BBC Gaeilge and RTÉ is seeking applications from Irish language production companies for projects that can be developed in both the short and long term. 
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RTÉ and Macalla Teo launches daily virtual classroom for primary school children
27 Mar 2020 | RTÉ has announced a new Home School Hub across its television and online platforms, which will provide primary school children with fun daily lessons from the comfort of their homes. 
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Irish feature Be Good Or Be Gone to have its World Premiere at the 18th Garden State Film Festival
27 Mar 2020 | The New Jersey festival has shut down all attended events in the wake of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, but has opted to instead move its programme schedule to an online viewing platform. 
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Lorcan Finnegan and Imogen Poots discuss Vivarium with IFTN
26 Mar 2020 | We caught up with Irish director Lorcan Finnegan and lead actor Imogen Poots of the new Sci-Fi thriller Vivarium to find out more about being selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, taking on challenging characters, and working with Jesse Eisenberg and Jonathan Aris. 
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Northern Ireland Student Television Award winners announced by Royal Television Society
25 Mar 2020 | The winners of the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards have been announced and will be invited to this year’s RTS NI Programme Awards, where their work will be showcased in front of the top professionals across the screen industries. 
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Trailer released for HBO series Run starring Domnhall Gleeson and Merritt Wever
24 Mar 2020 | Run, written and produced by Vicky Jones (Killing Eve, Fleabag), starts on Wednesday, 15th April on Sky Comedy and NOW TV. 
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Calm with Horses to receive Irish & UK digital release on April 27th
23 Mar 2020 | The film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 and recently made its Irish Premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival earlier this month. 
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Winners announced behind closed doors for Youtube Kids Animation Dingle Student Awards 2020
23 Mar 2020 | Although Animation Dingle 2020 came to a halt last week when it was decided to cancel the Festival in respect of health and safety and in the wake of Coronavirus, the Festival arrange for an alternative awards presentation to be held online so that the winners could be announced. 
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Winners announced for inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival 2020
23 Mar 2020 | The inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival opened behind closed doors in Limerick this March presenting a film programme that prioritised stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera. 
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Irish sci-fi thriller Vivarium to release online across major digital platforms next Friday, March 27th
20 Mar 2020 | Lorcan Finnegan’s sci-fi thriller Vivarium starring The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg and Green Room’s Imogen Poots and written by Garret Shanley will be available across a number of digital platforms including: iTunes / Apple TV, Amazon, Sky Store, Microsoft Store, Playstation, Virgin, Google Play, Rakuten, BT, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player. 
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Screen Ireland commits to initial measures to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by COVID-19
19 Mar 2020 | Screen Ireland has been monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic on a daily basis and recognises that this represents an unprecedented challenge for the Irish creative screen industries. 
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Irish comedy-drama The Last Right available on digital from March 30th
19 Mar 2020 | From Director Aofie Crehan in her feature film debut, The Last Right is a heart-warming and bittersweet comedy-drama of friendship, family and finding home. 
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Belfast Film Festival cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns as A Bend In The River sells out
13 Mar 2020 | The Colin Brodericks’ film had sold out at its world premiere at the Belfast Film Festival before the entire festival was postponed due to recent developments with the Coronavirus pandemic. 
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TG4’s Finné, RTÉ’s Laura Brennan: This is Me and BBC's Line of Duty nominated for the 41st CCF Torc Awards
13 Mar 2020 | TG4 has recvevied a total of six nominations at the 41st Celtic Media Fesctival, which takes place in Quimper, Brittany, this coming June. 
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Rosie set for TV premiere on RTÉ One this St. Patrick’s Day
13 Mar 2020 | Paddy Breathnach’s “enormously powerful and deeply affecting” film Rosie will receive its Irish television premiere this St Patrick’s Day on RTÉ One at 9.30pm. 
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Jack Reynor's debut short film Bainne to air on Sky Arts this St. Patrick's Day
12 Mar 2020 | Sky Arts will celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special screening of Bainne, Jack Reynor’s award-winning short film. 
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WFTV announce the seven mentees for its inaugural Northern Ireland mentoring scheme
12 Mar 2020 | The seven Northern Ireland women who have been selected for the Women in Film and TV (WFTV) pioneering new mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland, sponsored by Netflix, were announced in Belfast on Wednesday. 
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