Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding | News

Lenny Abrahamson’s forthcoming adaptation of Sarah Waters’ acclaimed wartime ghost story The Little Stranger is among the films being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Projects by Mary McGuckian, Carmel Winters and British/Cambodian filmmaker Hong Khaou are also among those given production funding support, as is a drama … Read more

Irish Film Board (IFB) Launches 2018 Slate Of Productions

The Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. (IFB), the national development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry is today launching Irish Film 2018, the slate of IFB supported productions coming to audiences this year.  The publication follows … Read more

IFTA announces winners of 2019/20 Irish Film and Television Awards (Film and Drama)

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the IFTAThe Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. More Awards hosted by the Irish Film & Television Academy last night on Virgin Media One at 10pm, with Deirdre O’Kane at the helm. Sunday … Read more

Kirsten Sheridan, PJ Harvey projects receive Irish Film Board Funding (exclusive) | News

New projects from filmmakers Kirsten Sheridan, Ian Fitzgibbon and Mark O’Halloran are among those being backed by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. A forthcoming animated TV series co-helmed by Irish Oscar nominee Nora Twomey is also being supported by the national film body, as is a new documentary featuring … Read more

Kenneth Branagh looks forward to Irish homecoming of ‘Belfast’

‘Belfast,’ the new semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Belfast native Kenneth Branagh, is set to open the 21st annual Belfast Film Festival next month. Brannagh will join some of the film’s stars to introduce the film during the opening night of the Belfast Film Festival at The ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall on November 4. … Read more

Irish FA vow to ‘respect and accept’ players’ decision on Covid jabs after Robinson row

Irish FA vow to ‘respect and accept’ players’ decision on Covid jabs after Callum Robinson confirmed he is REFUSING to get the vaccine… despite getting the virus twice already and admitting it has cost him Ireland caps Callum Robinson revealed he has opted against receiving the Covid vaccine That is despite West Brom and Ireland … Read more

‘Happy Valley’ director Neasa Hardiman receives Irish Film Board Funding | News

A forthcoming film from BAFTA winner Neasa Hardiman and upcoming projects from Oscar nominees Lenny Abrahamson, Tomm Moore and Jim Sheridan are among those being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Levels of production funding have significantly increased this quarter, indicating that the Irish film industry is gearing … Read more

Neil Jordan’s ‘The Widow’ with Chloe Grace Moretz receives Irish Film Board funding | News

New works from Neil Jordan and John Butler are among the projects being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Upcoming projects from Kirsten Sheridan, Roddy Doyle and Stefanie Preissner, which are in development, are also being backed by the national film body. The Widow, co-written by Jordan and … Read more

Irish Film and TV Industry Spreads Storytelling Wings on World Stage

Ireland has long been known as a nation of storytellers, home to giants of literature and theater such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. In recent years, Ireland’s storytelling tradition has started to thrive in the screen industries too. Indigenous successes include Element Pictures’ films “Room,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson, “The … Read more

Why the Irish creative industry matters

‘The creative screen industry plays such an important role in Ireland: socially, culturally and economically…’ As she finishes her tenure as Chair of Screen Ireland, Dr. Annie Doona, reflects upon an Irish success story, and looks forward to brighter days ahead. The word ‘unprecedented’ has been worn out in the last year as the global … Read more