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# Irish Film

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# Irish Film
Growth and impact of Irish film highlighted as Screen Ireland unveils its slate for 2023
Director John Carney and actors Charlene McKenna, Eve Hewson and Eva Birthistle were among the talent at today’s event.
Last year
2022
# Irish Film
Olwen Fouéré, Clare Dunne and Hugh O'Connor announced for DIFF short film programme
The programme for the 2023 festival is beginning to be announced ahead of Christmas.
# Irish Film
Irish language film An Cailín Ciúin hits €1 million at Ireland-UK box office
The film is Ireland’s entry to the Oscars Best International Feature Film category.
All time
# Irish Film
Here is the full list of nominees for this year's (virtual) IFTAs
The online ceremony will be held in September.
# Irish Film
Entire cast and crew of some film productions may need to quarantine prior to and during filming
The new protocol comes as productions were permitted to resume filming yesterday.
# Irish Film
From coffee ads to Michael Collins - delve into the IFI archive while in isolation
Give up yer aul Netflix and Disney+.
# the filums
Quiz: How well do you remember the decade that was in... Irish film?
Irish stars and studios were wowing audiences and winning accolades this decade.
# Letizia Battaglia
A new Irish film tells the story of a female photographer who covered the violence of the Mafia
The Irish documentary Shooting the Mafia tells the story of photojournalist Letizia Battaglia.
# unheard voices
Want to be the next Tarantino or Campion? The hunt is on for Ireland's undiscovered screenwriters
There’s a particular emphasis on people whose voices are not being represented fully on screen.
# Soulsmith
'We made it for nothing, but it worked': After sold-out audiences and awards, this Irish film will screen on RTÉ tonight
Soulsmith, shot in both Dublin and Mayo, is the debut feature from writer/director Kevin Henry.
# superbad
Here's why Jesse Eisenberg is currently sauntering around Ireland and sampling boxty in Cavan
One of the more unusual celeb sightings.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you watched an Irish-produced film in the last year?
Gabriel Byrne has said people making films cheaply here doesn’t actually constitute an industry.
# Irish Film
Black dresses on the red carpet as gender equality is put on the agenda at IFTA awards
Tonight’s ceremony took place at the Mansion House.
# girls on film
The lack of lead actress nominees at the IFTAs perfectly demonstrates why we need more Irish films starring women
‘Just imagine a year in which he had five actresses with meaty roles competing for an IFTA. It needn’t be a pipe dream, you know.’
# the irish abroad
It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals
We talked to Irish filmmakers and the Irish Film Board about why it’s worth it.
# diversity
'We want gender parity': Aspiring female filmmakers to benefit from up to €400k in new funding
The Irish Film Board said these new initiatives will encourage new female talent to enter the industry.
# filming homelessness
'The Taoiseach and Housing Minister really need to see this film'
Filmmaker Gerard Barrett spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new film, which tells the story of a mother and daughter in emergency accommodation.
# coming of age
Everything you need to know about Handsome Devil, the new Irish film everyone's talking about
It’s the latest from John Butler, the man who brought us The Stag.
# On the way
These are the next Irish films we're all going to be talking about
The details were announced this week.
# small turkey
The baby from The Snapper turned 23 this year and don't YOU feel old?
Grand sized baby….
# Irish Film
Here's why everyone is raving Young Offenders - the new Irish film set in Cork
The Young Offenders just achieved the highest opening of an Irish film at the Republic of Ireland box office this year.
# a date for mad mary
10 beloved Irish films the world absolutely needs to know about
Listen up, world – we have some film recommendations.
# truth commissioner
Dealing with demons: This Irish film imagines an Ireland in the near future
We spoke to the director and star of the Truth Commissioner.
# Brooklyn Goes Hard
Saoirse Ronan's new film was a massive hit at the Irish and UK box-offices this weekend
Fair play.
# blockbuster news
Irish comedy 'The Stag' is about to be remade by a major Hollywood studio
This is a big, big deal.
# Ones to watch
'The industry is coming to Ireland in a big way': Bright future for Irish film with these talented graduates
Ireland’s future film-makers hope to stay in Ireland as the industry grows.
# slan go foill
Last Late Show: 8 of the most memorable Irish moments on Letterman
Peter O’Toole on a camel, anyone?
# ag chriost on siol
This sketch superbly sums up every Irish film ever
“Marry me, Patrick.” “But…you’re a Protestant.”
# special delivery
Bring these Irish animation stamps to life with your smartphone
The stamps feature well-known Irish animations like ‘Roy’ and ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’.
# Sundance
Irish actor Jack Reynor wins top prize at Sundance Film Festival
Reynor was honoured for his role in Glassland, a film by Irish director Gerard Barrett.
# you're ugly too
Here's the Irish film set in Offaly up for major international prize
You’re Ugly Too stars Aidan Gillen.
# Syria
'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'
A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.
# Irish Film
Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?
More films? More film stars?
# standby
Zaytoon, Dublin Airport and Don Draper's wife star in this charming new Irish film
Also, Brendan Gleeson’s son Brian, who is the bulb off him.
# the missing scarf
This Irish animated short narrated by George Takei is pure brilliance
The Missing Scarf was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2013.
# Irish Film
Film board defends Irish film in wake of controversial comments by Calvary director
John Michael McDonagh said that Calvary was “not an Irish film” and was critical of other Irish films.
# patrick's day
Irish mental health film gets big break Stateside
Terry McMahon’s Patrick Day is headed for an LA screening.
# Gold
Arya Stark attempts an Irish accent in new film, and it's not half bad
A modern-day Cú Chulainn.
# Box Office
Calvary the most successful Irish film this year, grossing €1.5m
The movie is also the fifth highest grossing film to go on general release in Ireland.
# The Classifieds
15-eh? How do films get classified in Ireland?
Your 14-year-old self cursed the film classifiers, but how do they come to a decision?