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‘The Flag’ – IFTN Interviews Pat Shortt and Declan Recks
14 Oct 2016 | Esther McCarthy talks to ‘The Flag’s lead Pat Shortt and director Declan Recks about their new film, on general release today.

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‘Anomalisa’ Director Duke Johnson for Dublin Animation Film Festival 2016
13 Oct 2016 | The Oscar-nominated director is set to partake in a Special Guest Q&A session at the festival on Saturday October 22nd, following a screening of his feature ‘Anomalisa.’ 
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South Eastern Creative Corridor launched by LEO Wicklow
13 Oct 2016 | The launch marks the first in a series of events in a programme designed to nurture to audio visual industry in the region, and took place on the set of upcoming film ‘I Kill Giants.’ 
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Focus on Ireland at Zagreb Film Festival, November 12th-20th
12 Oct 2016 | The festival has announced a focus on Irish cinema in the My First Film section of the programme, which nominates a European county and its debut films. 
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Jim Cummings Masterclass at Kerry Film Festival, supported by Screen Training Ireland
12 Oct 2016 | Cummings is an award-winning Producer, Writer and Director who will present a masterclass on the key stages of production on his short film ‘Thunder Road’ at the Kerry Film Festival, Saturday October 22nd.
The case study film will also be screened at the session, which will include a discussion and Q&A. 
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The Irish Film Festival, Boston Call for Entries & 2017 BIFF Awards
12 Oct 2016 | Irish Film Festival Boston is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 17th annual Irish Film Festival, with an early bird deadline for October 31st 2016 and a regular submission deadline of December 15th, 2016. 
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Budget 2017 to increase Irish Film Board Funding by €2 million
11 Oct 2016 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the national development agency for the film, television and animation industry, welcomes the budget increase of €2 million announced by Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD today. 
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Minister Humphreys prioritises culture and rural Ireland in Budget 2017
11 Oct 2016 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced increases in funding across a range of arts and heritage bodies under her Department’s remit, as well as increases in a number of rural schemes under Budget 2017. 
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Fingal Film Festival 2016 Winners Announced
11 Oct 2016 | In a celebration of independent established and emerging filmmakers both nationally and from around the globe, the 2016 Fingal Film Festival ran from September 30th-October 2nd at Movies@Swords, Dublin. 
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Dublin Web Fest Announce Schedule
11 Oct 2016 | The second edition of the Dublin Web Fest, Ireland’s first and only web series festival, has been announced and runs from November 18th-20th in Filmbase, Templebar. 
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Monster Entertainment Programmes acquired by PlayKids App
11 Oct 2016 | Five of the Irish company’s pre-school programmes will now be available on the leading app, which makes content available in twenty five countries. 
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Comedian Al Porter features on ‘Living With Lucy’ tonight
11 Oct 2016 | The young comedian who received the Rising Star Award weekend at the IFTA Gala TV Awards Ceremony will feature on the show, which airs at 21:30 on TV3 tonight, Tuesday October 11th. 
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IFTA Gala Television Award Winners 2016
09 Oct 2016 | Watch the Show on TV3 at 10pm, Sunday 9th October 
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Irish Talent gathers tonight for the IFTA Gala TV Awards 2016
07 Oct 2016 | The annual awards ceremony takes place this evening at the DoubleTree Hotel in Dublin, where the very best of television talent in Ireland will be honoured by the Academy. It airs this Sunday on TV3 at 10pm and is one not to be missed. 
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BAI Sponsor IFTA Gala TV Awards Documentary Single Category
06 Oct 2016 | This marks the first year the Broadcast Authority of Ireland has sponsored the category, which honours the best of Irish talent in the production of single documentaries in Ireland. The BAI is responsible for the regulation of broadcasting in Ireland, and provides and awards funding for programming across a range of projects for film and television annually through it's Sound & Vision Scheme. 
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Former IFB Project Manager Rory Gilmartin joins Element Pictures
06 Oct 2016 | Gilmartin joins Element as an in-house producer with immediate effect. In his time at the Irish Film Board, he oversaw the development and production of a variety of successful projects. 
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IFTN talks to IFTA Outstanding Contribution Award Recipient Micheál Ó Meallaigh
06 Oct 2016 | It is fitting that Ó Meallaigh’s legacy has come to be acknowledged by the Academy in the same year as the poignant Centenary celebrations, and at a time when Irish film and television content is receiving more acknowledgement at home and abroad for its authenticity, intelligence and quality than ever before. 
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'Mattress Men' On Demand from Virgin Media from October 7th
06 Oct 2016 | Virgin Media have partnered with Element Pictures Distribution to feature the much anticipated documentary from Colm Quinn, which screened at leading festivals Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest to acclaim this year. 
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Ruth Fitzmaurice’s ‘I Found My Tribe’ optioned by Element Pictures
06 Oct 2016 | The forthcoming publication will be a debut for the Irish writer, based on her life and marriage with husband, Director and Screenwriter Simon Fitzmaurice, which is set to publish in June 2017 from Chatto & Windus. 
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‘Love/Hate’ Actor Killian Scott for ‘Damnation’ Pilot
06 Oct 2016 | The Irish talent also known for his roles in ‘Calvary’, ‘Traders’ and ‘Trespass Against Us’ is set to return to the small screen once again for a leading role in the USA Network show. 
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