Irish Film London 1916 Commemorations Film Series

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Irish Film London 1916 Commemorations Film Series

Irish Film London delivers this major film series to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916, an event in Dublin that reverberated around the world, mired as most of the imperial powers were in the Great War. The Rising changed utterly the most intimate and long standing relations between Ireland and the United Kingdom that have played out over the succeeding century. 

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Irish Film Festival London 2015 Award Winners Announced!

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Irish Film Festival London 2015 Award Winners Announced!

Mark McNulty, one of the directors of the Irish Film Festival London announced this year's festival award winners at our launch event on Monday 9th November at Bentley's Swallow Street Rooms.

 Mark McNulty, Irish Film Festival London

Mark McNulty, Irish Film Festival London

Best Short Award 2015

Nominees: 

  • Pedestrian Crossing
  • City of Roses
  • Rachel Coming Home
  • Tattooed
  • Trivia Sluts
  • The Gravedigger's Tour
  • Kowalski
  • Meet the Vapers
  • Sit, Stay, Love
  • Dilemma
  • Irish By Design
  • Waiting for Tom
  • Snowfall
  • I've been a Sweeper
  • Violet
  • My Bonnie
  • Let Those Blues In

The winner, chosen by Niall Murphy of scannain.ie is "Waiting for Tom", directed by Ruth O'Looney

Waiting for Tom screens at the Rio in Dalston on Saturday 21st November in the 2.15pm Shorts Programme. Tickets are available here: www.riocinema.org.uk

 "Waiting for Tom", winner of the Irish Film Festival London Best Short Award 2015

"Waiting for Tom", winner of the Irish Film Festival London Best Short Award 2015

Best Documentary Award 2015

Nominees: 

  • WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men
  • Name Your Poison
  • A Kind of Sisterhood
  • Older Than Ireland

The winner, chosen by Elizabeth Wood of Dochouse is "A Kind of Sisterhood", directed by Michele Devlin and Claire Hackett.

A Kind of Sisterhood screens at Bertha Dochouse at Curzon Bloomsbury on Sunday 22nd November at 3.30pm. Tickets are available here: www.dochouse.org

 "A Kind of Sisterhood", winner of the  Irish Film Festival London Best Documentary Award 2015

"A Kind of Sisterhood", winner of the Irish Film Festival London Best Documentary Award 2015

Best Feature Award 2015

Nominees: 

  • Breakfast on Pluto
  • Room
  • A Christmas Star
  • An Klondike
  • Brooklyn
  • You're Ugly Too

The winner, chosen by the Irish Film Festival London team is "Room", directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

Room screens at the Rio in Dalston on Friday 21st November at 8.30pm. Tickets are available here: www.riocinema.org.uk

  "Room", winner   of the   Irish Film Festival London Best Feature Award 2015

"Room", winner of the Irish Film Festival London Best Feature Award 2015

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Brooklyn - Exclusive Time Out Preview Screening

Brooklyn - Exclusive Time Out Preview Screening

To get everyone warmed up for this year’s Irish Film Festival London, we ran a special treat! On Nov 3rd, Time Out Cardholders attended the Irish Film Festival London’s preview screening of ‘Brooklyn’ at the Tricycle Theatre. 

About the film
Directed by John Crowley. Eilis Lacey is a young woman who leaves the comfort of her mother’s home in Ireland for Brooklyn in 1952. But, after soon falling for an Italian-American man, she’s forced to consider a move back to Ireland when she learns of some devastating news. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (‘Atonement’, ‘Hanna’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’), Domhnall Gleeson (‘Star Wars’, ‘Frank’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Calvary’), Emory Cohen, Emily Bett Rickards, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, and is written by Colm Tóibín and Nick Hornby.

This event was brought to you by Irish Film London, Time Out and Lionsgate. ‘Brooklyn’ is in cinemas from November 6.

For more info on Time Out check out www.timeout.com

 

Celebrate Irish films being screened at the BFI London Film Festival 2015

Check out the pics from our recent reception at Bentley’s, co-hosted with the Irish Film Board, to celebrate the Irish films being screened at the BFI London Film Festival 2015.

All images courtesy of Noel Mullen.

Irish Films at 2015 BFI London Film Festival

Irish Films at 2015 BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival selects TEN Irish Films for their 2015 line-up!

“Ireland, both North and South of the border will be well represented at the 2015 London Film Festival, which announced its line-up this morning. Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Jerzy Skolimowski’s Polish/Irish co-production 11 Minutes play in competition at the festival. They are joined by the Northern Irish films High-Rise, by Ben Wheatley, documentary I Am Belfast, by Mark Cousins, and The Survivalist, by Stephen Fingleton; as well as Gala screenings for John Crowley’s Brooklyn and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster. Three Irish short films will also feature at the festival, which runs October 7th to 18th.” Courtesy of Scannain.com. Read full article here: Scannain.com

IFI International 10th Anniversary Gathering

Our Director Kelly O’Connor will be speaking at the IFI International 10th Anniversary Gathering at the 27th Galway Film Fleadh this month.

The session will include presentations from film-makers and exhibitors; will identify funding and other resources available to international exhibitors of Irish film; discuss plans for 1916/2016 programmes; and will invite contributions from attendees on a range of festival experiences.

Chaired by Sunniva O’Flynn (IFI Head of Irish Film Programming)
Speakers include:
Frank Berry (Director, Ballymun Lullaby, I Used to Live Here)
Kelly O’Connor (Director, Irish Film London)
Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh (IFI International Co-ordinator)
Christine Sisk (Director, Culture Ireland)

More info HERE

Ros Hubbard becomes Irish Film London Patron

Ros Hubbard becomes Irish Film London Patron

We are delighted to announce that Ros Hubbard has become our first Patron. Ros Hubbard is a world renowned casting director having worked on hugely successful films such as ‘The Commitments’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘Father Ted’ with her family.

Ros Hubbard

Ros and her husband John have brought several well known actors to fame having discovered Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Colin Farrell, Orlando Bloom, Sienna Miller and Kate Winslet between them. Hubbard Casting is run in London between Ros, John and their children, Dan and Amy Hubbard and the team has found cast members for international hit films such as ‘Green Zone’; ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘The Bourne Supremacy’; ‘United 93’; ‘Evita’ and the ‘Da Vinci Code’.

Where Irish projects are concerned, the Hubbards have filled many celebrated film and TV sets for features and TV dramas such as ‘Into the West’; ‘Father Ted’; ‘Best’; ‘Bloody Sunday’ and several projects with IFTA Industry Contribution award winner, Morgan O’Sullivan including ‘Moll Flanders’; ‘The Nephew’; ‘Angela’s Ashes’.

Ros Hubbard

Irish Film London is honoured to have Ros as our first patron. Festival Director Kelly O'Connor said "Ros has been a great inspiration for years. She has worked incredibly hard, kept her focus, and always pursued her goals, no matter how big the hurdles. She has been a guiding light for thousands of Irish actors, young and old, and together with her family, she has ensured our country's creative talents have upped their game to meet the very competitive international standard that this industry demands. Both Ros and her wonderful husband John have had such a huge impact on the world of Irish Film, and far beyond it and so it seems a very natural link to have this connection. We are very excited about the coming years of partnership.

Read an interview with Ros Hubbard on the Irish Film and Television Network HERE

Hubbard Casting

www.hubbardcasting.com