BBC/NI Screen partner up | Mar 30 2015

The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen have signed a new partnership agreement to support the television and online industries in Northern Ireland. The purpose of the joint agreement is for the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen to work together to invest financially and creatively in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland. The

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NNNNs from NOW for TIRFF | Mar 5 2015

The fifth edition of the Toronto Irish Film Festival doesn’t mess with a successful formula, returning to the Lightbox for another weekend of shorts, features and documentaries. Things kick off with Standby (Friday, 7 pm), which pairs Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré as exes who have a chance to rekindle their romance when she gets

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2015 Schedule | Feb 20 2015

DOWNLOAD 2015 PRESS RELEASE HERE | WATCH 2015 PREVIEW HERE. FRI MAR 6 – 7:00pm | OPENING NIGHT GALA – STANDBY (Toronto Premiere) Sponsored by Tourism Ireland – Lead Actor Brian Gleeson will attend. Director:  Rob Burke, Ronan Burke | Cast:  Brian Gleeson, Jessica Pare | 90 mins Watch the trailer HERE Directors and brothers

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Dornan Makes Box Office History | Feb 15 2015

Belfast actor Jamie Dornan was part of box office history as “Fifty Shades of Grey” sizzled at the box office, setting new records for the highest grossing Presidents Day Weekend opener of all time and ranking among the biggest R-rated debuts in history. The erotic drama performed like a comic book movie, albeit one with

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FURY’S Irish Connection | Dec 3 2014

Des Whelan is an Irish camera operator with international credits including ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’, and Irish credits including ‘Veronica Guerin’ and ‘Into The West’, amongst many, many others. He has most recently worked on WW2 drama ‘Fury’, starring Brad Pitt. IFTN caught up with Whelan

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NI Shorts get Oscar consideration | Nov 21 2014

After 141 films were submitted this year for the live-action short film Academy Award, ten live-shorts have been selected for consideration for the Oscar. The shortlist was chosen by the Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee. Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the

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Maureen O’Hara To Receive Honorary Oscar | Nov 8 2014

Maureen O’Hara is to receive an honorary Oscar at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony today. The 94-year-old actress is to her receive her first Oscar statuette alongside fellow honorees Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carriere and Harry Belafonte. Ms O’Hara said she cried when she heard the news, then cried again when discussing the honour during

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BALLYMUN LULLABY Returns | Oct 27 2014

If you missed this wonderful doc at TIRFF 2012, you can catch it at this year’s European Union Film Festival. This heart-warming documentary follows the dynamic and funny Ron Cooney who has been working in the Ballymun high-rise housing estate in Dublin for fifteen years, helping his community through music. This music will challenge the

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TIRFF 2015 Dates | Sept 30 2015

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Irish Film Festival will take place on Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th. All screenings will take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto. Have Irish film suggestions? Email us at infotirff@gmail.com. See you at our 5th birthday party!

DRACULA UNTOLD & The Giant’s Causeway | Sep 19 2014

The Giant’s Causeway has been transformed into an eerie Transylvanian mountain. And the glorious Italian Garden at Mount Stewart doubles up as the grounds of Dracula’s castle. Some of the scenes in the forthcoming Dracula Untold movie may look a little familiar to Northern Ireland viewers – after they were shot at a host of

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