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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Irish Film

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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.
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?
This Irish short animation took big prize at SXSW
Coda, a hand-animated film with a wry look at death, took two years to make.
Charming video asks people to name their favourite Irish film
Into The West? Michael Collins? The Snapper? We can’t decide.
New Irish movie filmed in Sligo wins major US distribution deal
Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson, as a priest.
8 reasons why Tom Cruise absolutely shouldn't be Ireland's new film ambassador
You’re grand and all, but no.
Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance
The Irish Film Institute has set up an award scheme for potential movie critics in tribute to late programmer Pete Walsh.
This Irish film has just been longlisted for an Oscar
The Missing Scarf is one of ten films in line for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
Are European leaders turning blind eye to Azerbaijan's human rights record?
Irish-produced film asks question as Eurovision 2012 hosts put under the lens for corruption and alleged human rights abuses.
Irish film featuring Joe Duffy and Ryan Tubridy selected for Toronto Film Fest
Life’s a Breeze will have its international premiere at the event.
Muhammad Ali daughter stunned by Irish film's 'unseen' footage of dad's visit here
IFTA-winning doc When Ali Came to Ireland, to screen tonight on RTÉ1, hit home with legendary boxer’s family.
Are these the best cult Irish films ever?
Lights, camera, action!
Over 20 Irish films screening and selling at Cannes Film Festival
The Irish movers and shakers of the film industry are off to Cannes to promote Ireland’s movie-making talents.
Bill O'Herlihy: I wasn't sure I was good enough to be Film Board head
The new chairman designate of the Irish Film Board tells Oireachtas committee that he decided to “give it a lash” in the end.
Is this the toughest-looking Irish movie ever?
King of the Travellers is being describedas “a Gaelic Godfather”. We wouldn’t dare argue.
Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie
The first clip from King of the Travellers shows a sulky race on Dublin streets.
VIDEO: Take a look at Pat Shortt's new Irish film...
SIX NUMBERS!!!!!!!!!! A new Irish film distribution company will be bringing Life’s a Breeze to cinemas.
Animation giants due to speak in Ireland
Creatives with credits on movies ranging from Life of Pi to The Iron Giant to Inception will give tips to those wanting to make it in booming sector.
Rare screening of Vietnam war documentary in Dublin
Winter Soldier will have three screenings at the IFI this weekend.
Irish folk furniture film arrives at Sundance festival
The film is now available to view online in full for a limited time only.
That's Michael Fassbender under that head...
It’s the first official picture from the set of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film.
€5k up for grabs for Irish language short film
Dingle Film Festival is launching its third scheme to support a fresh new short idea… as Gaeilge.
Irish TV series gets third season on BBC...
…and animation company behind it hopes to create 60 new jobs.
Neil Jordan set for 20th anniversary screening of The Crying Game
The film became a massive success as audiences and reviewers kept pledge not to divulge gender plot twist.
25 years of Irish Film - through Film Ireland covers
The magazine for Irish film buffs is a quarter of a century in the business…
Video: The glamour of self-service shops in 1960s Ireland
Filmmaker whose grandfather brought the Mace shops to Ireland is looking for anecdotes of the end of over-the-counter shops… and the switch to the shopping basket.
17 Irish titles head for Cannes Film Festival
Movers and shakers of the Irish film scene are off to Cannes to promote Ireland’s movie-making talents.
President Higgins celebrates Irish film in New York
Michael D attended a screening of Oscar-winning Irish short The Shore – and gave his views on Irish film.
Irish turf-cutting film premieres at major film festival
Poignant short doc Home Turf makes the cut at Hot Docs in Toronto – one of world’s biggest documentary festivals.
Irish Film Institute gets new Director
Ross Keane moves into the hot seat as current IFI head goes to IMMA.
Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival
Event in Beirut is to focus on conflict resolution as well as representations of sectarianism and violence. “The two countries have very much in common,” says organiser.
'Horribly funny': The Guard wins Guardian First Film award
John Michael McDonagh’s film has been recognised by the British newspaper’s annual film awards.
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Two new TV series to create 350 jobs and invest €11m in economy
Two major BBC series being shot on location in Ireland – as well as a host of exciting Irish film projects – will give a welcome boost to the economy, the Irish Film Board has said.
Pictures: Cutting the ribbon to the reopened Light House
Official takeover by Element Pictures rubberstamped this morning – and the cinema is looking as colourful as ever.
Dingle film fest offers €5,000 prize for Irish language short
The film festival in the heart of Kerry Gaeltacht wants to encourage script-writing ‘as Gaeilge’.
Watch: Irish silent films from the early 1900s
As critics hail contemporary silent film The Artist, takes a look back at Ireland’s silent films.
Frank O'Farrell doc shortlisted for IFTA sports prize
Four documentaries are in the running for Best Sports Programme at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards.
(Video) Christmas Day at the movies: The History of Ireland
Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly’s History of Ireland – all you’ll ever need to know about our fair and troubled land…