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Irish actors Nora-Jane Noone (left) and Nika McGuigan  in Wildfire, the upcoming debut feature from  Irish director Cathy Brady. Photograph: Great Point Media

Screen Ireland will sponsor a sold-out international networking event for female talent at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Monday. The event is (...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Former Warner Bros marketing and publicity executive Désirée Finnegan is the next chief executive of Screen Ireland.

Screen Ireland, the organisation previously known as the Irish Film Board, has appointed Désirée Finnegan as its next chief executive. She will repla(...)

Roger Gregg, Little John Nee and Bryan Burroughs in Barabbas production of ‘Johnny Patterson the Singing Irish Clown’. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Images of Johnny Patterson, Ireland’s famous singing clown, often betray a certain wistfulness around the eyes, as if he was a man born with a strong (...)

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 (...)

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