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Award-winning, inspirational and important Irish film, SANCTUARY,

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Events, Film News, News | 0 comments

Opens in cinemas on Friday 7th July 2017. Set in the world of people with intellectual disabilities, the multi award-winning SANCTUARY opens in cinemas across Ireland on Friday 7th July.  Garnering universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Sanctuary is a touching and funny love story about Larry and Sophie, two people who long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart. Larry has Down syndrome, Sophie has severe epilepsy.  The two are attracted to each other and, through a care worker Tom, they sneak away to a hotel room during a supervised trip to the cinema.  What do they do once they are there?  How do they express a love that dare not speak its name?  Are they aware that in Ireland they are about to break the law? While these questions are posed the rest of their colleagues seek out their own challenges: an impromptu shopping trip, pints in the pub and a surreptitious cuddle in front of a movie screen.  Dave Allen once said “the secret of comedy is small victories” and these mini triumphs offset the dramatic challenges that take place in a Galway hotel room between two lovers who refuse to be defined by their disabilities. How often can it truly be said that a film has the impact to change lives?   Never before has such a strong cast of intellectually disabled actors been drawn together for a feature film.  The cast have worked together for many years and are experienced actors and performers, all members of the award-winning Blue Teapot Theatre Company based in Galway.  Sanctuary writer Christian and director Len, have worked with this troupe of actors for many years.  The script has been tailored to their specific talents and abilities – this is a unique and very special project and is important that it reaches as wide an audience as possible. In 1996 Pascal Duquenne who has Down syndrome, shared the Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival with his Le huitième jour co-star Daniel Auteuil.  We believe Sanctuary has several such stars in its cast – audiences to date empathise with the characters and leave the cinema feeling that they have been introduced to a world most of us know very little about. Disability is a worldwide issue that affects hundreds of millions of families – currently around 10% of the world’s total population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability, of which 1-3% have an intellectual disability Directed by Len Collin Starring Kieran Coppinger, Charlene Kelly, Patrick Becker, Valerie Egan, Robert Doherty, Jennifer Cox, Paul Connolly, Frank Butcher, Emer Macken, Michael Hayes, Karen Murphy Screenplay by Christian O’Reilly Produced by Edwina Forkin, Zanzibar Films In association with Blue Teapot Theatre Company Cert: 15a Running Time: 90 mins Release date: 7 July 2017 Sanctuary opens at the following cinemas and will tour regionally nationwide: 7th July Eye Galway; IMC Dun Laoghaire; IMC Galway; Irish Film Institute; Light House; Movies @ Dundrum 21st July Gate Cork 8th August Birr Theatre and Arts...

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Workshop: Business 101 for Creative Startups

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Workshop by Kevin Murphy from RetroNeo Games

Ever wondered how to properly set up a business in a creative field?
Do you know what happens if your team splits up half way through a project? And what about VAT, accounts, or tax returns?

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Film Ireland’s InConversation presents……..

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film Directory, Film Ireland, Film News, Filmbase News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

diversity in the Irish Film Community

Film Ireland’s InConversation presents a live podcast recording at Filmbase on Monday, 3rd July 2017 at 6.30 pm. All are welcome.

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Less than a week to go until the full line-up reveal

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Events, Film News, Funding, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

The Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh has released early bird tickets for a further four films from the 2017 programme. Among the features playing as part of the six day event, the following Irish and UK productions will bow to Galway audiences in July:

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Galway Film Fleadh announce Short Film Highlights

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Animation, Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film News, Filmbase News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Galway Film Fleadh

This year the Galway Film Fleadh are proud to present a total of fourteen short film programmes in our ever growing and increasingly diverse line-up, featuring a rise in short film co-productions from around the globe including the United Kingdom, Mexico, Norway, Lebanon and the United States.

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Job opportunities for Copywriters.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Job Opportunities

Due to ongoing expansion and growth, Her and HerFamily – Ireland’s leading websites for women – have two vacancies for copywriters.

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‘The Last Applause’

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Film screening followed by Tango Club

El Ultimo Aplauso tells the emotional story of a group of old forgotten tango singers from Buenos Aires, who for many years used to perform together in one of the city’s most famous tango bars, the Bar El Chino. It shows their struggle to earn a living after the closure of the bar during the country’s biggest-ever economic crisis. Will they realize their last dream to give one more concert for the last time in their lives?

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No Budget present….

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Events, Film News, Filmbase News, News | 0 comments

For one night only the hosts of No Budget present a special screening of “Lift” directed by Conor Armstrong Sanfey and written by Kealan Ryan. The screening will be shown here at Filmbase in Dublin and followed up by discussion with the filmmakers.

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

The Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh, which takes place from Tuesday 11th July until Sunday 16th July 2017, is now accepting volunteer applications for this year’s festival.

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SHORT SHOTS: Final Phase

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Film News, Funding, News | 0 comments

Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 6th June 2017

NB: Only Short Shots applicants that applied and come through all the phases of the scheme may apply to Final phase of the Short Shots scheme.

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