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Jonathan Farrelly talks ‘Leap of Faith’ from ShortShots to the RTÉ/IMRO Scoring Programme & the Galway Film Fleadh
21 Jun 2017 | The short film directed by Mark Smyth comes from a script by David Thorpe, with the trio joining forces in the 2016 instalment of the Filmbase/RTÉ funding scheme, Short Shots. 
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‘A Break in the Clouds’ from Tristan Heanue to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
21 Jun 2017 | The short drama is co-produced by Heanue and Paddy Slattery (Skunky Dog) and tells the story of a young couple struggling to adjust to life following the birth of their first child. 
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Element Pictures Distribution to distribute The Delinquent Season
20 Jun 2017 | The feature debut from Mark O‘Rowe is set to release to Irish cinemas on October 13th, starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Catherine Walker (Critical), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) and Andrew Scott (Spectre). 
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#FilmFleadh 2017 Short Film Highlights
20 Jun 2017 | The 2017 Galway Film Fleadh has revealed a snippet of one of the most highly contested and popular categories in its annual lineup, with fourteen short film programmes in the festival this year. 
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Tilted Pictures Producer Rachael O’Kane selected for Trans Atlantic Partners 2017
20 Jun 2017 | The TAP training and networking programme connects international producers and provides a schedule of training modules. This year training runs from June 21st-24th in Berlin, Germany, and September 12th-17th in Halifax, Canada. 
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‘A Different Country’ on the fight for LGBT rights in Ireland to air 21:35 on RTÉ One Wed, June 21st
20 Jun 2017 | Edmund Lynch’s landmark documentary saw him record over 160 interviews with those affected by the movement to decriminalise homosexuality in Ireland. 
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Irish Duo Jedward to take part in MTV International series ‘Single AF’
20 Jun 2017 | The new interactive, cross-platform series will see the twins join an international slate of reality television stars, from ‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham to ‘Geordie Shore’ regular Marnie Simpson. 
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2nd Series DWTS Commissioned
19 Jun 2017 | Dancing with the Stars commissioned for 2nd series from Shinawil for RTÉ One 
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BBC seeks Drama Projects in Association with NI Screen
19 Jun 2017 | Following recent news of it reinvestment in drama, the BBC is accepting applications for sixty-minute dramas which can be developed as one-off specials or prequels, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. 
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GAZE LGBT Film Festival Launches Silver Anniversary Programme in Celebration of 25th Year
16 Jun 2017 | The 2017 edition of the festival was revealed with a lively launch party hosted by Lead Sponsor Accenture at The Dock, Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub at 7 Hanover Quay, yesterday, June 15th. 
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RTÉ One unveils Major Documentary, ‘Portrait of a Gallery’ as part of new Factual Collection
16 Jun 2017 | Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland which officially reopened on Wednesday, July 14th. 
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Sky & Virgin Media Announce Strategic Partnership allowing Advertisers to Target over 30M Viewers
16 Jun 2017 | The purpose of the deal is to enable businesses to benefit further from advanced TV advertising across both Virgin TV and Sky platforms, as advertisers will be able to target a potential audience with a scale of leading social networks. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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Commissioning Call: Ulster-Scots Groundbreakers Documentary Scheme
16 Jun 2017 | BBC Northern Ireland has announced a call-out for documentary projects for its 2018 slate, with a deadline for submissions of August 8th 2017. 
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Galway Film Centre Announces Documentary Funding Scheme: Dig Where You Stand
15 Jun 2017 | The new scheme is aimed at young filmmakers in Galway City and County, and encourages them to engage with the themes of migration, landscape and language which resonate not just in Galway but throughout Europe, and tie-in with the themes invoked by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. 
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TV Licence Fee may be Abolished in UK & NI
15 Jun 2017 | The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has described the fee as regressive in its election manifesto which was published in May. 
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Registration Now Open for CARTOON Forum 2017
15 Jun 2017 | The largest European market for animated TV projects runs from September 12th-15th in Toulouse, and is supported by Creative Europe. 
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Jason O’Mara to star in Amazon Drama ‘The Man In the High Castle’
15 Jun 2017 | The acclaimed Irish actor who recently received the IFTA for Best Supporting Role in Film for ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ (Richie Smyth) is set to star as a series regular in the third season. 
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‘Vermeer, Beyond Time’ narrated by Fiona Shaw to Screen in Ireland
15 Jun 2017 | The documentary is produced by ARTE France and James Mitchell Soho Moon Pictures on board in Ireland. It explores the life and times of the beloved Johannes Vermeer and will screen across the country this Summer. 
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IFI Player adds 13 Irish LGBT+ Shorts and Docs to Celebrate Pride Month
15 Jun 2017 | Following the success of the Irish Adverts Project, which gained over a quarter of a million views in less than three days, the IFI have made LGBT-themed films from Irish talents such as Anna Rogers, Barry Dignam and Zlata Filipovic available for free on the platform. 
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