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Cork Film Festival is hiring  

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Application deadline 12pm Monday 18th September.

Cork Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running for ten days in November each year in Cork City. The 62nd edition will play from 10th to 19th November, showcasing the best fiction feature, documentary and short films from 2017.

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ACTORS ONE-TO-ONE: CAREER ADVICE (SOLD OUT)

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Acting, acting, Acting Courses, Film News, Filmbase News, News, Production Training, Slider, Training, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

ACTORS ONE-TO-ONE: CAREER ADVICE (SOLD OUT)

And….ACTION!!! (SOLD OUT)

Are you feeling lost in your acting career? At auditions do you make the short list but don’t land the role? Are you wondering why? Would you like to work in the UK but need some advice and guidance on how to get started? How about getting some honest and constructive advice from a respected industry professional?

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CASTING CALL THIS FRIDAY: RTE 1’s SENIOR MOMENTS

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

CASTING CALL THIS FRIDAY

Who’s the funniest prankster you know with a free bus pass?

Vico films are casting energetic, enthusiastic over-65s for an upcoming hidden camera TV show to air on RTE 1.

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The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2017

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Current Schemes, Film News, Filmbase News, Funding, Funding, News, Opportunities, Reel Art, Slider | 0 comments

The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2017

Reel Art information session coming up

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2017 Reel Art scheme. Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.

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Introduction to the US Television Landscape for Irish Producers and Writers

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Events, Film News, Filmbase News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities, Past Events | 0 comments

Filmbase and Screen Training Ireland are pleased to launch

Course Profile:
Filmbase and Screen Training Ireland are pleased to launch Introduction to the US Television Landscape for Irish Producers and Writers with Des Doyle, writer/director of the feature documentary Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show and co-author of the film’s companion book.

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Poster Released For Irish Doc, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Events, Film News, News | 0 comments

Poster Released For Irish Doc, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, 27 October Release.

Poster Released For Irish Doc, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, as it gets set for 27 October Release
The poster for Blinder Films’ highly anticipated Grace Jones doc biopic, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami has been revealed alongside the announcement that the doc will be released in cinemas on 27 October. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, the documentary will be broadcast live in selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland in a special one-night-only screening on 25 October, in an event entitled, Grace Jones and Friends Live.

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Fingal Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Events, Film News, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Fingal’s beautiful heritage meets Arts and film this summer

As Fingal’s beautiful heritage meets Arts and film this summer, the annual Fingal Film Festival opens their doors to the public for a new film festival format. Tickets go on sale this week at Eventbrite. Friday the 11th August will see the launch of the Festival’s sixth annual event and this year the team have changed venue to the idyllic Swords Castle in Co Dublin.

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Galway Film Fleadh Announce Award Winners 2017

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Sunday July 16, 2017

On Sunday July 16, 2017 the 29th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony took place after the Irish Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Award winners listed below.

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Monday 17th RTE2. A short documentary about the peregrines of Poolbeg.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Events, Film News, Filmbase News, News, Opportunities, Training | 0 comments

Big congratulations to our Short Documentary class 2015. Unknown to many Dubliners, a breeding pair of rare peregrine falcons have made their home on Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg chimneys. The short documentary Quill To Power explores the relationship between the endangered birds and the disused smokestacks that define the Dublin skyline. The chimneys themselves appeared to be endangered when the ESB questioned the cost of their upkeep, but after much clamour Ireland’s national power company has agreed to preserve the fifty-year-old structures. After a comeback from the brink of extinction, peregrine falcons – the fastest creatures on earth, reaching speeds of up to 320kph during their hunting dive or ‘stoop’ – remain on the critically endangered list, affording them the highest level of legal protection. “One of the things that I love about this particular pair of peregrines is that they’re in the city, they’re close to where I live,” raptor aficionado Eamonn Ryan says as he opens the film. Despite having a similar name to a Green Party TD, Eamonn is not involved in politics. He drives down to the Shellybanks to check in on the birds several times a week with his spotter scope. “Normally you have to go to places that are inaccessible or hard to get to, then you might see the birds or you might not.” Directed by journalist Alan Caulfield, the film talks to locals and to the bird enthusiasts who have become the unofficial guardians of the falcons – the fastest animals on the planet – while also inadvertently keeping an eye on the chimneys. The eight-minute doc has been shown at the Sky Road Film Festival in Clifden; the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival; and the Clones Film Festival. Using stunning footage of falcons and of the Dublin’s beloved red-and-white striped chimneys, and made as part of Filmbase’s short documentary course in 2015, Quill To Power asks what should be done with the chimneys now the power station is shut, and how Dubliners would feel if they, or the falcons, were gone. Broadcasting Monday 17th RTE2 at 23.50 Twitter: @alan_caulfield Facebook: Quill To...

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Jaha’s Promise

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Events, Film News, News | 0 comments

Jaha’s Promise documentary to have Irish Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh

‘Jaha’s Promise’ tells the story of a young woman who having been brutalized by her country’s customs returns home determined to change the society that almost destroyed her. In The Gambia in West Africa Jaha Dukureh underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a baby and was brought to New York when she was 15 to marry a man she’d never met before.

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