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‘Miss Julie’ secures U.S. Distribution Deal
06 Oct 2014 | Wrekin Hill Entertainment has bought all U.S. rights to ‘Miss Julie,’ starring Jessica Chastain (‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘The Help’), Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton (‘In America’, ‘Minority Report’). The deal comes three weeks after the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Picks up Two Awards at Michigan; Irish Rights Acquired by Wildcard
03 Oct 2014 | Terry McMahon’s film ‘Patrick’s Day’ has won two jury awards at the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival in Michigan. The film received prizes in the categories of Best Actor, which was awarded to Moe Dunford, as well as Best Screenplay which went to McMahon, who both wrote and directed the film. 
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IFTN Interviews ‘Dracula Untold’ Director Gary Shore
01 Oct 2014 | For ‘Dracula Untold’, Luke Evans (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’) takes on one of the most iconic roles of all time. The film marks the feature debut of Dublin director Gary Shore, who first established himself as a high-end commercials director and a director to watch out for following his short ‘The Draft’ and his faux film trailer for ‘The Cup of Tears’. 
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Kirby Enthusiasm
29 Sep 2014 | This may be her busiest year yet - what with Jimmy’s Hall, Love/Hate, Peaky Blinders and working with Johnny Depp - but Irish actress Simone Kirby managed to find time to talk with IFTN. 
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‘Songs for Amy’ Digital Release 1st October
26 Sep 2014 | Independent Irish film ‘Songs for Amy’ will be released digitally by Sonny and Skye Productions, in partnership with LA distributor Traverse Media, across a number of VOD platforms including iTunes, Googleplay and Vudu on October 1st, with Amazon to be added soon after. 
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‘Ellie the Ace’ Flies High
26 Sep 2014 | Cartoon Saloon, best-known as the studio behind Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated and IFTA award-winning feature ‘The Secret of Kells,’ is currently developing animated series ‘Ellie the Ace.’ The €4.5 million series project was pitched this week at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France. 
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Dark Sky Acquires ‘Let Us Prey’
26 Sep 2014 | MPI Media Group’s Dark Sky Films banner has acquired the U.S. rights to ‘Let Us Prey’, an Irish horror feature from Brian O’Malley. The film has already been screened at, among others, the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, at which it won Best European Fantastic Film, and the18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, where it received its Asian premiere. It sold-out its North American premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival at which it received positive reviews. 
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‘The Missing Scarf’ to be released online
19 Sep 2014 | The Irish Film Board’s animated short ‘The Missing Scarf’ has so far had a very impressive year. Altogether, the film received 16 international awards including wins at the San Francisco Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Valladolid Film Festival, and many others. The film also landed a nomination for the upcoming European Film Awards. 
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A ‘Noble’ Cause
17 Sep 2014 | True life stories have gripped Irish filmmakers and audiences time and time again, so Stephen Bradley’s hard work on ‘Noble’ - about the Dublin woman who would start a world-famous orphanage foundation for street children - might just pay off. 
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Element Pictures Distribution adds Films to iTunes UK & Ireland
12 Sep 2014 | From today (Friday 12th September), Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed latest feature ‘Frank’, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson is available to rent or purchase on iTunes. Other films from Abrahamson also now available to iTunes customers include the award winning ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Garage’ and black comedy ‘Adam & Paul’
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An Bronntanas Begins Theatrical Run in Clifden
10 Sep 2014 | Locally shot film An Bronntanas / The Gift will be screened in the Station House Theatre in Clifden, Co.Galway from 10th to 16th September. The film is directed by Tom Collins (Kings) and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh and Tom Collins for ROSG and De Facto Films. Members of the cast and crew will attend the screening of the film on Saturday 13th to present the film and have a chat with the audience. 
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‘An Bronntanas’ Release in Irish Cinemas on 10th September
08 Sep 2014 | ‘An Bronntanas’ is a contemporary thriller starring Dara Devaney (‘Na Cloigne’), Owen McDonnell (‘Single Handed’) alongside veteran American Irish TV and theatre actor John Finn (‘Cold Case’). 
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Line-up of Irish Films out in cinemas this Autumn
05 Sep 2014 | Following the success of Irish releases such as ‘Calvary’, ‘The Stag’, ‘Frank’, ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ and Universal’s ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ this year, Irish audiences can also look forward to a wide choice of Irish stories on film hitting cinemas over the coming months. 
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First Screening of Gary Shore’s ‘Dracula Untold’ in aid of St. Francis Hospice
05 Sep 2014 | Universal Pictures Ireland and Jameson Dublin International Film Festival are delighted to present a Charity Screening of the epic new action-adventure, ‘Dracula Untold’, in aid of St. Francis Hospice. 
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‘A Nightingale Falling’ to get IMC Nationwide Release
03 Sep 2014 | Irish drama 'A Nightingale Falling', set during the War of Independence will be released to cinemas nationwide on September 12th. The film, directed by Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn which stars Tara Breathnach and Gerard McCarthy will also receive a homecoming premiere at the IMC Tullamore on September 4th with cast & crew present. 
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Irish feature Trampoline available to rent through online streaming site
03 Sep 2014 | Award-winning Irish feature Trampoline is now available to rent through online movie streaming site SeedandSpark.com. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Wins Finders Series Award
26 Aug 2014 | Terry McMahon’s film ‘Patrick’s Day’ has won the coveted Screen Directors Guild ‘Finders Series’ Award. The award – presented to only one Irish film a year – will see the Director’s Guild of America host a screening of ‘Patrick’s Day’ for an audience of industry insiders at the legendary Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on October 10th. It will be screened to key distributors and film industry representatives in an effort to gain a US distribution deal. 
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‘An Irish Exorcism’ Picked Up By Virgil Films
26 Aug 2014 | New York-based Virgil Films and Entertainment has recently picked up Irish film "An Irish Exorcism" for distribution. The expected release date for availability on VOD and more is early 2015. 
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Irish DVD & On-Demand Release of ‘Frank’
19 Aug 2014 | Fresh from its opening weekend in the United States, Element Pictures Distribution is pleased to announce that 'Frank' will be available to rent and buy in Ireland on DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand from September 12th. 
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'Life's a Breeze' secures US Release for Autumn
19 Aug 2014 | Lance Daly’s film Life’s a Breeze, starring Fionnula Flanagan (‘The Others’, ‘The Guard’) and Pat Shortt (‘Garage’, ‘Calvary’), will be released in the United States on September 19th. The film will be released in Los Angeles and New York as well as VOD, followed by a national rollout. The feature is a Fasnet Films production which Daly directed, wrote and produced, and Macdara Kelleher also produced. 
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