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Winners of 2014 Radharc Awards Announced
24 Oct 2014 | The Radharc Awards for television documentary films in the tradition of Radharc were presented on Wednesday, 22nd October at a lunch in the Stillorgan Park Hotel Dublin. The guest of honour was the Primate of all Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin. 
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Animation Round-Up
24 Oct 2014 | Meangadh Fíbín’s ‘Saol Faoi Shráid’ will air Monday 27th October on TG4, Kilkenny animator lands ‘South Park’ job, ‘Coda’ wins Best Animated short at the Chicago Film Festival and Brown Bag Films get two BAFTA Children’s Award nominations. 
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Minister Heather Humphreys Visits the Set of ‘Sing Street’
23 Oct 2014 | Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys this week visited the set of the Irish film production ‘Sing Street’ directed by ‘Once’ director John Carney and starring newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, alongside Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jack Reynor. 
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DOP Cian de Buitléar speaks to IFTN about shooting ‘An Bronntanas’
23 Oct 2014 | Five-part series ‘An Bronntanas’ will air on Thursday, October 23rd on TG4, with the feature film version being chosen as Ireland’s submission for the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as garnering good reviews from screenings at Clifden and the Galway Film Fleadh. A lot of these plaudits have been geared towards the cinematography of challenging water scenes which permeate the film – sequences which feature a local independent life crew on a distress call on a tempestuous night off the Connemara shore. 
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Cinemobile Launches Unique Audience Building Initiative for Remote Regions of Northwest Europe
23 Oct 2014 | A new film initiative aimed at introducing European Independent films to new audiences in five countries was launched in Galway by Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey on Thursday, 16th October in Galway. 
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House of Cards’ Showrunner Beau Willimon to Attend Galway Film Centre’s Annual Film & TV Seminar
23 Oct 2014 | Showrunning, creative production, line producing and crowd funding are just some of the areas which will be examined in Galway Film Centre’s Annual Film & TV Seminar this November 27th/28th. 
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Six Irish companies receive €300,000 in Creative Europe Scheme
23 Oct 2014 | The second round of Single project Development results for Creative Europe have been announced with six Irish companies receiving €300,000 in development finance. 
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‘Science Squad’ Series Three to begin airing on RTÉ One from Monday, October 27th
23 Oct 2014 | ‘Science Squad’ will return to RTÉ One on Monday, October 27th showcasing more of the exciting and innovative scientific research that is currently underway in Ireland. 
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Bow Street Announces Three New Courses
23 Oct 2014 | Actor and Filmmaker base Bow Street announced details this week of three new short courses being run over the next three weeks. 
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‘Calvary’ Composer Patrick Cassidy Nominated at World Soundtrack Awards
23 Oct 2014 | Irish composer Patrick Cassidy has been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award in the 14th World Soundtrack Academy programme. This prestigious accolade will be announced and presented during the World Soundtrack Awards and Concert on October 25th at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, Belgium. 
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Interview with Oscar nominated Animator Bill Plympton – Special Guest at DAFF 2014
22 Oct 2014 | If you're not already familiar with Oscar-nominated animator, cartoonist, director, writer, and producer Bill Plympton, chances are you've seen his work and just don't know it. 
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IFTN Speaks to ‘An Bronntanas’ Producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
22 Oct 2014 | Five part TG4 series ‘An Bronntanas’ will begin its run on Thursday October 23rd, with the feature film version being put forward as Ireland’s choice for the 2015 Foreign Language Oscar and garnering good reviews. 
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‘Roy’ Series 4 Receives Two Children’s BAFTA Nominations
22 Oct 2014 | The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 23 November and will be hosted by Doc Brown. 
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‘Torthaí na Daoirse’ to air on TG4 on Wednesday, 22nd October
22 Oct 2014 | ‘Torthaí na Daoirse’, a documentary chronicling the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike in 1984 when Mary Manning took on her employers, will air on Wednesday, 22nd October at 9.30pm. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival 2014 announces winners
22 Oct 2014 | The Dublin Animation Film Festival took place on the 17th and 18th October 2014 at both the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. 
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TV3 makes Development Deal with NBCU
22 Oct 2014 | TV3 hopes to launch unscripted hits such as the successful ‘Made In Chelsea’ and ‘The Real Housewives franchise’ through a formats deal struck with NBC Universal. 
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Winning Projects Announced for the Irish Film Board
21 Oct 2014 | The Irish Film Board is delighted to announce the final three successful teams of the intensely competitive Catalyst Project initiative, who have been selected from over 88 applications, to win the opportunity to produce a fully funded feature film. 
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UTV Ireland Announces Chris Donoghue as News Anchor
21 Oct 2014 | Journalist and broadcaster, Chris Donoghue, will be the new anchor of UTV Ireland’s news and current affairs programmes. 
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Interview with Jason Figgis – Director of Irish Horror ‘The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann’
21 Oct 2014 | There are not too many people who know more about the realpolitik of making a horror film in Ireland than director, writer and producer Jason Figgis. 
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Irish Webseries ‘Saving Paul’ wins Best Pitch at 4th Marseille Webfest
21 Oct 2014 | ‘Saving Paul’, the webseries created & written by Liam Clarke (‘2 Tonne Hands’), has won Best Pitch at the 4th Marseille Webfest sponsored by Warner Bros Digital and TeleFrance Network. 
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