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Irish Academy to honour Jim Sheridan

8 May 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lifetime award to the director of My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father.

The Irish Film & Television Academy is to honour director-writer-producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Ifta Awards on May 24.

Previous recipients include Maureen O’Hara, David Kelly, George Morrison, Morgan O’Sullivan, John Boorman, Gay Byrne, Neil Jordan, Fionnula Flanagan and President Michel D. Higgins.

Ifta CEO Áine Moriarty said Sheridan “is a master storyteller, bold and brilliant, whose skill and vision continues to inspire so many”. She also praised his “constant support and nurturing of Irish creative talent - part of his ongoing legacy”.

Sheridan carved out a successful career in the theatre before moving into film with My Left Foot, released in 1989 and scoring Oscar wins for actors Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker.

Other films in his 25-year career to date include The Field, In the Name of the Father (which reunited Sheridan »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Jameson Dublin Film Festival Announces Picture House 2015

5 March 2015 8:50 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Picture House will host an amazing selection of Irish and International shorts as part of the 2015 event. The programme has been running for four years and Academy - Award winner Brenda Fricker has been patron since its second year. Picture House has been an integral part of the festival, bringing the magic of cinema to people who would otherwise be unable to take part. Over the years Jdiff have organised screenings in an array of venues from ranging from hospitals to prisons. In 2012, they brought the initiative to 10 care centre’s throughout Dublin. This year Picture House will screen an eclectic selection of international and Irish shorts including Chéad Ghrá, Jordanne, An Ode to Love, Big Bird, Rockmount, How I Didn’t Become a Piano Teacher and this year’s Oscar nominated short Boogaloo & Graham. Venues  and »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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