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Sharp Teeth Acquires Northern Ireland War Documentary for its Cannes Slate
09 May 2017 | UK sales outfit Sharp Teeth have acquired several new titles for its slate ahead of Cannes Film Festival this year which takes place May 17- May 28. 
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Cross Video Days Marketplace Supported by Creative Europe Open for Entries
09 May 2017 | The marketplace runs from October 2nd-4th 2017 in Paris, facilitating the pitching, scouting and financing of innovative digital content and studios. Two tracks are offered this year; The VR/AR Investment Booster and Content Market and Coproduction Forum. 
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Fastnet Film Festival Announces 2017 Programme
09 May 2017 | The Schull-based festival in Co. Cork is dedicated to showcasing the best of short film, and will screen 258 titles from May 24th-28th this year, with a range of Q&As, interviews and masterclasses also scheduled. 
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RTÉ Presenter Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh & ‘Line of Duty’ Winners at the Final Day Celtic Media Festival Awards
08 May 2017 | Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, won Best Radio Presenter of the Year and BBC Northern Ireland’s acclaimed ‘Line of Duty’ took the Best Drama Series crown at the final gala awards ceremony of the 2017 Celtic Media Festival on the Isle of Man. 
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International Rights to Tom Ryan’s ‘Twice Shy’ acquired by 7&7
08 May 2017 | The micro-budget Irish feature film which sees young couple Shane Murray-Corcoran (Stitches) and Iseult Casey (The Middle Finger) faced with a road trip to the UK in order to get an abortion. 
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Deadline Today: Registration for Membership of the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2017
05 May 2017 | The Irish Pavilion which has moved to No. 131, in the International Village since last year will be accepting applications for membership until 5pm today, and is open to Irish companies or individuals working in the Irish film industry only. 
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‘Eoin Mac Néill: Fear Dearmadta 1916’ Wins Celtic Media Festival History Prize
05 May 2017 | The Double-Band Films documentary directed by Damian McCann and produced by Órfhlaith Ní Chearnaigh focuses on one of the central characters of the 1916 Rising. The controversial Mac Néill played a central role in the founding of the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and the attempted cancellation of the Easter Rising 1916. 
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Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition Open for Entries
05 May 2017 | The annual competition encourages budding screenwriters and filmmakers with ideas at any stage of development to develop the craft of pitching. 
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Glasgow Film Theatre Screening Irish History Series
04 May 2017 | Glasgow Film Theatre are running a season called Screening Irish History: Outsiders’ Histories running this month from the 8th – 29th May with each screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. 
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"In Ireland, public media is on the precipice,” RTÉ Director-General Dee Forbes Keynote Address at Celtic Media Festival 2017
04 May 2017 | RTÉ Director-General Dee Forbes this morning presented the keynote address at the 2017 Celtic Media Festival on the Isle of Man. Speaking to a packed room of delegates from Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia and the Isle of Man, she spoke of the shared challenges and opportunities for broadcasters and media companies in the Celtic nations. 
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Irish Talent Wins Big at Celtic Media Festival Awards Day One
04 May 2017 | There were Irish wins across all five categories at the first of 2017’s prestigious Torc Awards announced on day one of the 38th Annual Celtic Media Festival held this year in Douglas, Isle of Man. 
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Opening Day of the 38th Celtic Media Festival on the Isle of Man
03 May 2017 | The Celtic Media Festival launches this afternoon, Wednesday, May 3rd as top industry figures arrive on the Isle of Man. The event includes a keynote speech from RTÉ’s Director General Dee Forbes to be delivered on Thursday, May 4th. 
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“The little Syrian boy, Alan Kurdî, found alone on a Turkish beach. That could have been Elián” – Producer Trevor Birney on ‘Elián’ Documentary
03 May 2017 | The Fine Point Films producer had the film in mind for seventeen years before he brought the story of Elián Gonzalez to life with directors Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell. 
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Irish Winners at 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival
02 May 2017 | The Jury Award for Best Director went to Len Collin of ‘Sanctuary’, while Best Animated Short went to the IFTA-winning ‘Second to None’ from Vincent Gallagher. Honours also went to talent from several other Irish projects such as ‘Cardboard Gangsters’, ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ and 'Aerial Ireland'. 
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Gréasán na Meán Skillnet to host Meet the Mobile Content Creators Event at MojoCon
28 Apr 2017 | Meet the Mobile Content Creators is a free event being run by Gréasán na Meán Skillnet on Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm at the Mick Lally Theatre in Galway, as part of MojoCon 2017. 
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“There is so much amazing work coming from the Celtic nations & regions,” Celtic Media Festival Director
28 Apr 2017 | The 38th Celtic Media Festival takes place this year in Douglas on the Isle of Man, over the 3rd-5th of May. Ahead of the industry calendar event, IFTN speaks with the festival's Director, Catriona Logan. 
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Foyle Film Festival now Accepting Submissions
24 Apr 2017 | The thirtieth edition of the festival which is set to run from November 17th-26th with the Light In Motion competition open to filmmakers, in the categories of Best Irish Short, Best International Short and Best Animation. 
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Success at the Cinemagic, BAFTA Kids & IFTA TV presenting Masterclass in Dublin
24 Apr 2017 | The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is back for its 10th year, and last Friday one of the events being held in the lead up to the festival gave children aged 8-12 the chance to take part in a masterclass in TV presenting. 
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Seamus McGarvey Nominated at this Weekends BAFTA Craft Awards for ‘Black Mirror’
21 Apr 2017 | The Irish talent & recent IFTA winner for Best Cinematography for 'Nocturnal Animals' is nominated at this weekends BAFTA Craft Awards. Seamus has been honoured with a nomination for his work on S03 of Charlie Brooker’s cult Netflix series, in the Photography & Lighting: Fiction category. 
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Northern Irish Documentary ‘Elián’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
21 Apr 2017 | The project is produced by Fine Point Films and explores how a five-year-old Cuban boy named Elián Gonzalez changed the course of US-Cuban relations when he was found floating through the Florida straits on Thanksgiving Day 1999. 
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