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Patrick's Day, Glassland win at Galway

14 July 2014 3:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day and Gerard Barrett’s Glassland have jointly picked up the Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, which closed last night (July 13).

The annual awards ceremony took place before the screening of the festival’s closing film An Bronntanas.

Patrick’s Day world premiered at SXSW earlier this year. It tells the story of a schizophrenic young man (Moe Dunford) who tries to build a relationship with a flight attendant. Barrett’s follow up to Pilgrim Hill stars Toni Collette, Jack Reynor and Will Poulter and centres around alcoholism.

The festival’s Galway Hooker Awards were given to Irish actor Brenda Fricker, whose latest film A Long Way From Home was screened during t festival, and to animation powerhouse Brown Bag Films in recognition of their success as Irish animators on the international stage, including such successes as Doc McStuffins and two Oscar-nominated shorts.

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Berlin: Yellow Affair Closes Sales on ‘Long Way From Home,’ ‘Heart of a Lion’

9 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scandinavian sales shingle the Yellow Affair has closed key territories on Virginia Gilbert’s romance-drama “A Long Way From Home” and Finnish helmer Dome Karukoski’s controversial drama “Heart of a Lion.”

A drama about a neo-Nazi man who falls in love for a woman whose son is black, “Lion” sold to Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta), Russia (Starlet), Estonia (Estinfilm) and Hungary (Vertigo).

“Home” was picked up by Corinth for the U.S. and Kinosmith for Canada. It centers around a retired couple whose chance encounter changes their lives.


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Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014 Unveils Full Line-Up

20 January 2014 12:06 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced a jam-packed line-up of films and a stellar list of Irish and international guests for the 2014 festival, taking place in Dublin from 13th to 23rd February.

The 12th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival features over 135 films, including gems that will receive their Irish premieres; a strong strand of music-themed films; the best in short film making with 16 short films screening; 27 intriguing Irish and international documentaries; and 13 star-studded galas of must-see films. 17 new Irish feature-length films have also been selected to screen at the prestigious festival.

Irish comedy The Stag, directed by John Butler and starring Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Connor and Amy Huberman has been announced as the Closing Gala on Sunday 23rd February. The cast and crew will be in attendance to mark a memorable end to what will be a feast of films and events over the 11 days of the festival. »

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