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Patt Shortt to attend Dingle International Film Festival 2017 ‘Twice Shy’ Screening
21 Mar 2017 | The ‘Killinaskully’ and ‘Smalltown’ actor recently completed filming on Morgan Bushe’s ‘Belly of the Whale’ and also starred in Declan Recks’ ‘The Flag’ last year. Another of his 2016 feature film titles is ‘Twice Shy’ from Tom Ryan, which is due to screen on Sunday March 26th, in the final leg of the four-day programme. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actor in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony just over three weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s five nominees showcase the range and high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actors across both home and international drama screens. 
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‘Handsome Devil’ and ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ actor Fionn O’Shea cast ‘The Aftermath’
15 Mar 2017 | Irish talent Fionn O’Shea will star alongside Keira Knightly (The Imitation Game), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and Alexander Scheer (Le jeune Karl Marx) in the post-WWII drama. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actress in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony less than four weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actress in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s nominations once again showcases the high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actresses portraying deeply immersive roles of women across both home and international drama screens. 
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‘The OA’ star Patrick Gibson takes leading role in ‘The Darkest Minds’
15 Mar 2017 | The Irish actor who is currently filming John Ridley series ‘Guerilla’ is set to take the role of Clancy Grey in the upcoming Fox adaptation. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actor in Film Nominees #IFTA17
14 Mar 2017 | Throughout our coverage of the upcoming awards ceremony from the Irish Film & Television Academy, the calibre of 2017 nominees has been continuously impressive. 
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45 Nominations for Women in The 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards
08 Mar 2017 | As the 2017 IFTA Irish Film & Drama Awards nominations were announced at lunchtime on Wednesday 8th March International Women’s Day. It seems appropriate that we recognise and congratulate the 45 talented women who have been nominated for their working talents and contributions within the industry. 
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IFTN chats with the team behind ADIFF Best Irish Short ‘Lily’
06 Mar 2017 | The multi award-winning project from ‘Callback Queen’ director Graham Cantwell tackles the combined themes of bullying and LGBT youth in the short form. 
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Michael Gambon to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film & Television Academy
03 Mar 2017 | IFTA has announced that the revered Irish actor Michael Gambon will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Ceremony, on Saturday, April 8th in Dublin. 
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“We all felt there was something special about ‘The Young Offenders’ as we were making it” - Hilary Rose
02 Mar 2017 | With smash hit Irish comedy ‘The Young Offenders’ releasing on DVD Friday March 3rd, we asked Hilary Rose for her memories of how the film came together, and her reaction to the runaway success of the comedy. 
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TG4’s 'Ros na Rún' Are Casting For New Roles
28 Feb 2017 | Would you like to be TG4’s next Soap Star? Calling all aspiring actors and actresses! ‘Ros na Rún’, Ireland’s only Irish Language Soap Opera is on the lookout for fresh new talent to join its cast. 
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Martin Scorsese will receive Award from President Michael D Higgins at special IFTA event in Dublin
24 Feb 2017 | Michael D Higgins will present Martin Scorsese with the Academy’s prestigious John Ford Award at a very special Reception event in Dublin on Saturday, immediately after the world renowned filmmaker delivers a key Masterclass with IFTA Academy Members and filmmakers. 
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Irish Talent in Contention at the Independent Spirit Awards
24 Feb 2017 | The awards acknowledge the highest achievements in independent film and see Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga and renowned cinematographer Robbie Ryan in the line-up of nominees. 
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Irish Equity and IFTN discuss the “Pay to Play” Scam - What is it and why do actors need to be aware?
23 Feb 2017 | The Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act made headlines in the United States this week when multiple casting studios and directors were charged under the act, for unfairly exploiting payment from actors for auditions. 
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Irish Actor Morgan C Jones to Play lead Role in Dutch Political Thriller ‘The Fox’
21 Feb 2017 | Currently being filmed in the Netherlands and Dublin, ‘The Fox’ is the second feature film by Director Klaas van Eijkeren (‘No Man’s Land’). Set against the background of foul play within politics and especially where our privacy is at stake. 
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Patrick Gibson talks 'The OA', playing Steve Winchell and upcoming roles
20 Feb 2017 | We caught up with the young Irish actor who plays the fiery and troubled Steve Winchell in the fantasy drama, a standout performance which puts him in contention for a Best Lead Actor Nomination in the upcoming IFTA Film & Drama Awards. 
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Emile Hirsch cast in Park Films’ ‘The Disassembled Man’
15 Feb 2017 | The casting of the ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ and ‘Into the Wild’ actor in the upcoming film noir has been announced by Park Films, with further updates on the production team to be revealed this month. 
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Gaiety School of Acting to host FILM+ Film-making for Actors
14 Feb 2017 | The new industry-focused intensive course has been developed by the school for actors to enable them to write, produce and act in their own films. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31st 2017. 
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“It’s crazy, It’s kind of humbling really,” Donegal’s Annie Award Nominated Art Parkinson Talks to IFTN
03 Feb 2017 | IFTN caught up with the young Donegal actor Art Parkinson, ‘Game of Thrones’, 'Dracula Untold' just before he jetted off to LA for the Annie Awards ceremony on the 4th February. He is nominated for Outstanding Achievement, of Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for his work as the main voice lead of Kubo in the Laika production ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2017 Submissions Deadline: 5pm Friday, February 3rd
03 Feb 2017 | Following what has been an incredible year for Irish productions on screen, the Irish Film and Television Academy is accepting submissions to its annual ceremony which celebrates the best of Feature Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. 
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