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Irish cinema at the centre of the action as Galway Film Fleadh launches its 34th Programme
Featuring a spectacular, packed programme of the very best of Irish and international cinema, Galway Film Fleadh has launched the full line-up for its 34th edition.
Netflix series Bodkin, from Obamas’ production company, to film in West Cork
Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers on the Netflix thriller, which begins filming in West Cork this week.
Irish language film Foscadh wins Golden Tree at Kimolos International Film Festival in Greece
The Kimolos International Film Festival rounded off its 4th edition with an awards ceremony this week, which saw another landmark moment for Irish language film with Foscadh picking up the top award of the festival. 
Irish short film Glimpse wins VR award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Irish VR short film Glimpse, from XR creator Michael O’Connor and Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary, has picked up the Cristal for Best VR Work at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 
Masterclass participants revealed for Puttnam Scholars Scheme with Oscar winning producer David Puttnam
This cross-border initiative offers promising filmmakers access to interactive online masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam.
Irish language feature film Róise & Frank to release in Irish cinemas this September
Break Out Pictures have announced the release date for Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s Róise & Frank as September 16th, the film will also screen at the Galway Film Fleadh this July. 
Ruairí O’Brien becomes sixth Irish cinematographer invited to join the British Society of Cinematographers
O'Brien is only the sixth Irish cinematographer to achieve membership, following compatriots: Seamus McGarvey, Suzie Lavelle, Stephen Murphy, Robbie Ryan, and Baz Irvine.
Joyride, from Emmy-winning Irish director Emer Reynold, releases in Irish & UK cinemas on July 29th
Joyride was developed by Embankment Films, written by Ailbhe Keogan and produced by Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch through Ingenious Media, Subotica, and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. 
Irish production company to bring new feature film, Left Hand Of The Devil, to Korean festival market
Irish feature film Left Hand of the Devil has been selected for the NAFF Project Market at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea in July. 
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Short Film Commission now open for Clones Film Festival 2022
Clones Film Festival will continue to support film production in Clones and County Monaghan, by commissioning an original short film, shot in Clones and the surrounding areas in 2022. 
Cross Border Short Film Academy seeks 15–18-year-olds for Cinemagic production
Cinemagic has launched its search for a young trainee film production crew for the 2022 Cross Border Short Film Academy, supported by The Department of Education, Ireland. 
Channel 4 join forces with Northern Ireland Screen to boost nation’s broadcast industry
An initial two-year partnership will see the organisations working closely together to support and grow the production sector in Northern Ireland. 
After Yang starring Collin Farrell selected for Closing Night Gala at Edinburgh International Film Festival
South Korean filmmaker Kogonada’s latest critically acclaimed feature film After Yang will close the 75th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival. 
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“The most exciting thing is that I will get to see Cartoon Saloon films before everyone else!”; Caitríona Balfe, Brian J. Falconer, and Louise Kiely among Irish invited to join Oscars voting membership
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has revealed their Class of 2022.
Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, Hazel Doupe, and Siobhan Cullen named named among Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2022
The annual showcase of the Ireland and UK’s most exciting young screen creatives, is curated by Chief Film Critic at Screen International, Fionnuala Halligan.
Director Gary Lennon discusses Irish documentary Castro's Spies; currently on limited release in IFI
We spoke to co-director Gary Lennon ahead of the film’s first physical screening in Ireland, which takes place tonight, Friday, July 1st, in the IFI. Followed by a Q&A, hosted by  Emer Reynolds, with the directors.
Three winning titles revealed for Virgin Media Discovers & Screen Ireland Short Film Competition
The winners have been announced as Nell Hensey and Brigid Leahy's Good Chips, Mary Kirwan and Zoë Brennan-Whitmore's Unhinged, and Jamie O’Rourke's Calf
Lyra makes UK premiere at Sheffield DocFest; Wildcard acquires theatrical rights for UK/Ireland
Following its UK premiere at Sheffield DocFest, Wildcard Distribution has confirmed its acquisition of the award-winning documentary for theatrical distribution in Ireland and the UK.
Dublin musical documentary North Circular acquired by Lightdox following Sheffield DocFest premiere
Luke McManus’ musical ode to contemporary Dublin has been picked up by international sales and distributor agency, Lightdox.
Five TG4-supported films to receive world premieres at Galway Film Fleadh 2022
TG4 and Screen Ireland will also host a networking event at the Fleadh on Saturday, 9th July, for Producers interested in creating content in the Irish language.
An Cailin Ciúin and Hidden Asset case studies among line-up for this year's Fleadh Forum
A line-up of case studies, roundtable discussions and industry talks for filmmakers and industry professionals to explore and exchange ideas, will be at the centre of this year’s Film Forum at the 34th Galway Film Fleadh. 
Finalist for 2022 Pitching Competition announced as events return to in-person format
Ten finalists have been selected to pitch their idea as an ‘Elevator Pitch’ of 90 seconds, in front of an audience and a panel of industry judges on the closing day of the Galway Film Fleadh.
Action-adventure documentary One Mile Down: Siberian Scramble to have world premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
The compelling Irish-produced feature documentary is to have its World Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh next Saturday, July 9th at 4pm in the Pálás Theatre. 
Latest Jobs

Windmill Lane VFX: Render TD – VFX Pipeline
Windmill Lane VFX: Pipeline TD – VFX
IndiePics: Motion Graphics Designer
Yellow International: Development Assistant
Screen Scene: Client Service Co-Ordinator
Fíbín Films: Development Executive
Nemeton TV: Léiritheoir Meán Sóisialta
Gorilla Post Production: Online Editor
SSVFX: Matchmove Artist
Screen Scene: Re-recording Mixer
Virgin Media Television: Producer Panel
Nemeton TV: Léiritheoir/Producer
SSVFX: 3D Generalist
Windmill Lane Pictures: Systems Administrator
VFXAI: Administrator- Part Time
Windmill Lane: Comp Supervisor
Windmill Lane: Nuke Artists
Windmill Lane: Pipeline Technical Director
Windmill Lane: Render TD
Other News
Short Film Commission now open for Clones Film Festival 2022
Clones Film Festival will continue to support film production in Clones and County Monaghan, by commissioning an original short film, shot in Clones and the surrounding areas in 2022. 
3rd Louth International Film Festival 2022 to take place in October
The third edition of the Louth International Film Festival will take place in the An Tain Arts Centre Dundalk on October 1st and 2nd, 2022.
Irish cinema at the centre of the action as Galway Film Fleadh launches its 34th Programme
Featuring a spectacular, packed programme of the very best of Irish and international cinema, Galway Film Fleadh has launched the full line-up for its 34th edition.
Netflix series Bodkin, from Obamas’ production company, to film in West Cork
Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers on the Netflix thriller, which begins filming in West Cork this week.
Irish short film Glimpse wins VR award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Irish VR short film Glimpse, from XR creator Michael O’Connor and Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary, has picked up the Cristal for Best VR Work at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 
Irish language feature film Róise & Frank to release in Irish cinemas this September
Break Out Pictures have announced the release date for Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s Róise & Frank as September 16th, the film will also screen at the Galway Film Fleadh this July. 
Joyride, from Emmy-winning Irish director Emer Reynold, releases in Irish & UK cinemas on July 29th
Joyride was developed by Embankment Films, written by Ailbhe Keogan and produced by Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch through Ingenious Media, Subotica, and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. 
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