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Seána Kerslake, star of forthcoming film ‘The Hole in the Ground’ is pictured with its director and writer Lee Cronin (right) and Screen Ireland chief executive James Hickey at the launch of its 2019 production catalogue. Photograph: Julien Behal

A psychological horror about an ominous sinkhole, an Atlantic-set thriller with a mysterious sea monster and a black comedy featuring “possessed magpi(...)

Stars of Bafta-nominated and Oscar-tipped Irish co-production The Favourite. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

“Want to be part of Screen Ireland’s narrative?” reads the job advertisement for one of the most important cultural positions in the State: chief exec(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

Emmy winner: The Farthest tells the story of Nasa’s Voyager space probes

Emer Reynolds says that waking up in New York this morning to more than 500 Twitter and text messages, after scooping an Emmy last night for her docum(...)

Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz star in Neil Jordan’s thriller ‘Greta’.

Neil Jordan’s film Greta has secured a sales deal with Focus Features, which picked up the rights to the thriller in a number of territories following(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Government’s Audiovisual Action Plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has launched a €200 million plan aimed at doubling employment in the audiovisual industry in five years. Ireland will become a global (...)

Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on Skellig Michael in a scene from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Photograph: Lucasfilm

Investment of €200 million in screen production over the next 10 years will aim to build on Ireland’s growing reputation as a centre for international(...)

The Filmbase building in Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Filmbase, the Temple Bar-based training and facilities resource for the independent film sector, is to enter voluntary liquidation with the loss of 13(...)

The Irish Film Board has officially announced the suite of Irish-made productions due to be released in 2018. Among the most anticipated of the Irish(...)

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