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Poison Pen Gets American Premiere


Filmbase Film at the Irish Film New York Festival

Poison Pen, the feature film made as part of the Filmbase MSc in Digital Filmmaking, will have its American premiere at the Irish Film New York Festival this October. A romantic comedy written by world renowned author Eoin Colfer, the film has already screened at the Galway Film Fleadh and the IFI, Dublin.

Poison Pen is the savy rom-com about a Man-Booker winning author who is coerced into writing for a gossip magazine. Things get further complicated when he finds himself falling for his new boss, April Devereaux, but can there be any room for romance in the world of celebrity publishing?

The festival will screen some of the best of contemporary Irish cinema and will this year highlight the work of Oscar-winning writer/director Jim Sheridan. Donal Foreman’s excellent Out of Here will also screen and Brendan Muldowney’s Love Eternal has been selected as the closing film. Other films having their US premieres at the festival are the Niall Heery’s comedy Gold and Claire Dix’s Broken Song, a documentary about Irish hip-hop artists made through the Reel Art Scheme.


About the IFNY

Irish Film New York (IFNY) brings the best in contemporary Irish filmmaking to New York. Since its inaugural edition (September 2011) the organization has presented its annual film screening series at NYU’s Cantor Film Center to over 5,000 people. The IFNY screening series is co-presented by NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House and funded by Culture Ireland and supported by the Irish Film Institute, the Irish Film Board, & the Irish Tourist Board.

IFNY aims to foster partnerships between Irish and US-based film institutes, producers, and directors, and to hold screenings, panel discussions, and filmmaker events that share the best of Irish film with US audiences.

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