Irish Film Board shines spotlight on new productions

Irish Film Board shines spotlight on new productions.2065988origw960

A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary story of an 18-year-old working in a Havana drag club. These are just some of the Irish-made films on a “coming soon” catalogue published by the Irish Film Board (IFB), … Read more

Irish Film Board has growing ambition for its industry after 2016 Oscars

Irish Film Board has growing ambition for its industry after

In 1910, director Sidney Olcott filmed a silent 12-minute romance in the wheat fields and stone cottages of Ireland’s County Cork for the New York-based studio Kalem Co. Olcott’s “The Lad From Old Ireland” — which played especially well to the growing number of Irish immigrants in the U.S. at the time — is one … Read more

Irish Film Board calls for restoration of funding to €20m

Irish Film Board calls for restoration of funding to E20m.2709921origw1235

The Irish Film Board has called for an immediate restoration of its capital funding to €20 million, its pre-recession budget. Successive governments have cut the board’s funding for film, animation and television drama projects by 44 per cent since 2008, whittling it down to the current level of €11.2 million. IFB chairwoman designate Dr Annie … Read more

Irish Film Board follows record-breaking year with loaded 2017 slate – here’s what you can look forward to | Newstalk

Irish Film Board follows record breaking year with loaded 2017 slate

Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB) has published its full slate of productions for 2017. 2016 was a landmark year for the IFB as its projects achieved record global box office figures and production activity in Ireland surpassed €250m for the first time. James Hickey, IFB Chief Executive; creative team from “The Drummer and … Read more

Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

Domhnall Gleeson Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

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

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

Happy Valley director Neasa Hardiman receives Irish Film Board Funding

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

Neil Jordans The Widow with Chloe Grace Moretz receives Irish

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 Board may open new LA office after Star Wars sites have world impact

Irish Film Board may open new LA office after Star

THE success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has prompted the Irish Film Board (IFB) to consider reopening its Los Angeles office after the interest the film generated in its locations here. he IFB hopes an LA base will help to entice more Hollywood producers to shoot blockbusters in Ireland. The California office was shut … Read more

“I don’t have a driving license, I photograph my surroundings”: the Irish walk by Tom Wood

I dont have a driving license I photograph my surroundings

By Cécile Ducourtieux Posted today at 6:15 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers In images, in picturesFrom the 1970s to the late 2010s, Tom Wood photographed County Mayo, Ireland, where he spent his childhood. Gathered in a book, “Irish Work”, his images show, with humor, a rural and popular country. Photographer Tom Wood was born in … Read more

Three Irish projects receive Eurimages backing in latest round of funding

Three Irish projects receive Eurimages backing in latest round of

The Council of Europe’s Eurimages fund has named the 29 co-productions that will be supported from the latest round of applications. Three Irish co-productions, Black 47, Muse, and Return to Montauk, will share part of the combined fund of over €7 million. The Fastnet FilmsFastnet Films is the Irish film and television production company of … Read more