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Irish Animation 'Fear of Flying' Takes Off at South Studios

3 April 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Irish short animation, 'Fear of Flying', has completed production in preparation for its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this July. Shot at Dublin-based South Studios, 'Fear of Flying' was funded by the Irish Film Board's Frameworks project, with RTÉ and the Arts Council. Conor Finnegan wrote and directed the short, while Ifta Award-winning producer Brunella Cocchiglia (Foxes) produced for Lovely Productions, flanked by cinematographer Ivan McCullough (The Eclipse). Mark Doherty (A Film with Me in it) voiced main character Dougal, while breakout actress of 'Behold the Lamb' Aoife Duffin co-starred »

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Best of Irish film comes to Boston for 13th Irish Film Festival (IrishCentral)

21 March 2012 6:27 AM, PDT | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

A unique opportunity for American audiences to experience the best of contemporary Irish cinema, the 13th annual Irish Film Festival, Boston will showcase an award-winning lineup of Irish feature films, shorts and documentaries from March 22-25. Founded in 1999, the Festival is the largest event of its kind outside of Ireland. Deemed one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals” worldwide by MovieMaker Magazine, it celebrates the best of Ireland and the Irish on screen – past, present and future. Over the years, the Festival has premiered acclaimed films such as In America, Intermission, and Bloody Sunday, and was the first American film festival to recognize the 2007 Oscar winner, Once. This year, opening night will see the Us premiere of director Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s Stella Days, the Director’s Choice Award recipient. Based on the Michael Doorley novel, the film stars Martin Sheen as a parish priest who fails to calm his »

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Winners Of The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Announced

11 February 2012 2:59 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The ninth annual Irish Film & Television Awards took place tonight at a Gala Awards Ceremony held at the Convention Centre Dublin.

In the field of film 'The Guard' was the big winner of the night receiving the Ifta for Best Film, with writer/director John Michael McDonagh named Best Director, Best Screenwriter and the Irish Film Board Rising Star for his feature directorial debut. Fionnula Flannagan who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award also won best supporting actress for her part in 'The Guard'.

Michael Fassbender picked up best actor for 'Shame' while Saoirse Ronan picked up best actress for her role in 'Hanna.' Ryan Gosling picked up the best international actor for 'Drive,' Chris O'Dowd picked up best supporting actor for 'Bridesmaids', and Glenn Close picked up best international actress for 'Albert Nobbs.'

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The Guard, Michael Fassbender: Irish Film Award Winners

11 February 2012 2:11 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard The Guard, Glenn Close, Ryan Gosling Win: Irish Film Awards 2012 Film Categories Best Film Albert Nobbs, Alan Moloney, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Glenn Close Charlie Casanova, Terry McMahon Stella Days, Jackie Larkin, Leslie McKimm * The Guard, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Chris Cark, Flora Fernandez Marengo Best Director Rebecca Daly, The Other Side of Sleep * John Michael McDonagh, The Guard Terry McMahon, Charlie Casanova Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Stella Days Best Screenplay John Banville, Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs * John Michael McDonagh, The Guard Terry McMahon, Charlie Casanova Antoine O'Flaherta, Stella Days Best Actor * Michael Fassbender, Shame Brendan Gleeson, The Guard Ciarán Hinds, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Martin Sheen, Stella Days Best Actress Aoife Duffin, Behold the Lamb Antonia Campbell Hughes, The Other Side of Sleep Marcella Plunkett, Stella Days * Saoirse Ronan, Hanna Best Supporting Actor Liam Cunningham, The Guard Brendan Gleeson, Albert Nobbs Ciarán Hinds, The Debt * Chris O'Dowd, »

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Irish Film and Television Academy Awards 2012: Nominations: Albert Nobbs

11 January 2012 1:54 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Albert Nobbs and the other nominations for the 2012 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards have been announced. The 9th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) “sole aim is to celebrate Ireland’s notably talented film and television community. The ceremony is considered to be one of Ireland’s most prestigious awards event, and can be viewed as the Irish equivalent to the American Oscars.” The awards ceremony will be held on February 11, 2012 at the Convention Centre Dublin (Ccd).

The full listing of the 2012 Irish Film and Television Awards is below.

Film Categories

Best Film

Albert NobbsAlan Moloney, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Glenn Close (Parallel Film & TV Productions)

Charlie CasanovaTerry McMahon (Source Productions)

Stella DaysJackie Larkin & Leslie McKimm (Newgrange Pictures)

The GuardEd Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Chris Larke, Flore Fernandez Marengo(Element Pictures)

Director Film

Rebecca Daly – The Other Side of Sleep (Fastnet Films)

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