IN 1993 Michael D Higgins, then Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, took the fateful decision to re-institute the Irish Film Board, the national film development agency, which had run briefly between 1980 and 1987.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013
An Academy award-winning animator today described the feeling of collecting his Oscar for visual effects on blockbuster film 'Avatar'.
Mon, 08 Mar, 2010
Arts Minister Martin Cullen led tributes to animator Richard Baneham today after he won the Oscar for best visual effects on the blockbuster film 'Avatar'.
Oscar-winning film director Steven Soderbergh will begin shooting a new film starring top Hollywood stars on the streets of Dublin within weeks, it was confirmed today.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2010
Ireland's Brendan Gleeson won a best-actor Emmy overnight for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film 'Into The Storm'.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
Six movies and a raft of top Irish stars will highlight the best in homegrown talent at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, it was revealed today.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
On Saturday in Istanbul, ‘A Film With Me In It’, starring Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Keith Allen and Amy Huberman won the Special Jury Prize at the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2009
A HOST of Irish stars from the film world have been nominated for a prestigious award honouring new talent.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2009
Ireland's latest Oscar winner Glen Hansard has said today that he felt a little bit out of place at last night's lavish ceremony.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2008
President Mary McAleese led tributes today to Ireland’s Oscar winners, saying the country had been blessed with an endless supply of talent.
A new film course aims to scout new talent and award funding of €750,000 to three filmmakers.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2007
AN Irish film has won an award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the US.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2007
An Irish film has won an award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the United States.
Sun, 28 Jan, 2007
THE Irish animation sector has exploded over the past decade with hundreds of people employed in the multi-million euro industry.
Tue, 22 Aug, 2006
The Irish animation sector has exploded over the past decade with hundreds of people employed in the multi-million euro industry, it was claimed today.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2006
IRISH actor Cillian Murphy yesterday promised a hooley in Cork for the Irish premiere of The Wind that Shakes the Barley.
Tue, 30 May, 2006
Cork-born actor Cillian Murphy today promised a hooley in Cork for the Irish premiere of The Wind that Shakes the Barley.
Mon, 29 May, 2006
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O’Donoghue tonight hailed the Irish civil war film which scooped the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival as a masterpiece.
Sun, 28 May, 2006
IRELAND’S burgeoning film industry will be making its mark at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with some of the country’s finest stars taking to the red carpet.
Mon, 15 May, 2006
Ireland’s blooming film industry will be making its mark at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with some of the country’s finest stars taking to the red carpet.
Sun, 14 May, 2006
A lavish ball from the late 18th century was recreated in an Irish castle tonight for a multi-million euro movie telling the tale of author Jane Austen’s own life.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
New tax incentives will boost Ireland’s film industry by attracting more Hollywood producers to the country, it was claimed today.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2006
COWBOY love story Brokeback Mountain led the Academy Awards field with eight nominations, including those for best picture, best actor and best director.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2006
A film directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh was tonight nominated for an Oscar.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2006
THE long standing vacuum at the head of the Irish Film Board was finally resolved last week with the announcement that Englishman Simon Perry will take over as CEO on January 9, 2006, a position vacant since Mark Woods’ departure last April.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2005
A British film producer has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Irish Film Board, it emerged tonight.
Tue, 01 Nov, 2005
Computer Associates (CA) have urged companies to tighten on security and management processes in advance of the summer temp-worker season.
Wed, 02 Jul, 2003
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