GALWAY - THE BEST FROM THE WEST!
Friday - 17/07/15
Derry, Sadhbh and Aoife were excited to attend the Galway Film Fleadh last week for shorts, features and a spot of socialising! It's always great to meet new industry folk and catch up with our filmmakers, producers and international festival friends. For the third consecutive year, we were the sponsor of the Tiernan McBride award for Best Short Drama. This went to the short NORTH directed by Phil Sheerin.
Both this award and the James Horgan Award for Best Animation Short are Academy Award qualifying.
We were very sorry to have missed Sean Fitzmaurice's feature debut My Name is Emily, which was the opening film. We were very happy to see it won the Cinematography and New Talent awards for cinematographer Seamus Deasy and producer Kathryn Kennedy respectively.
We're delighted to have identified some brand new shorts which premiered at Galway, as suitable for our catalogue. These include the very touching Death of a Projectionist directed by Jonathan Beer (and produced by Brian J Falconer, of Boogaloo and Graham fame!) and More than God, the hilarious comedy produced and directed by Kev Cahill. We look forward to representing them internationally, along with hopefully several other new Irish shorts.
Other screenings which stood out for us were Nancy Corrigan, the TG4 documentary by Gillian Marsh, which screened in the Town Hall on Friday, and A Shot of Whiskey, a US music documentary directed by Steve Graham. Other highlights of the weekend included an amazing seafood dinner at McSwiggans restaurant and meeting John C. Reilly at the Rowing Club (even if he denied Sadhbh a photo!)
Derry was particularly delighted and privileged to receive a ticket for the the sold out world premiere of The Survivalist, from first time Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton. It is a tough, uncompromising but engrossing film with terrific performances from Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olwen Fouéré. It is going to take the international film festival scene by storm, Derry is convinced!
It's Finally Here!
Monday - 08/06/15
It's finally here!
Network Ireland Television is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! We welcome you to the home of our latest multi-award winning shorts, documentaries, TV series and features from both Ireland and around the world. Feel free to browse through it for our current catalogue. All screeners available online or on DVD! Simply email email@example.com
Derry has returned from the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, after meeting many producers, filmmakers, international festival programmers (Palm Springs, SXSW, Chicago Children's Film Festival), our French broadcast buyers, and film funding agencies like the New Zealand Film Commission and Rankin Productions U.K.
It wasn't all business though, as you can see from this picture! Taken at the Indieflix Black Tie Yacht Party, looking dapper alongside Shorts International's Chris Tidman.
Derry was also in attendance at the Creative Scotland Beach Party during the Festival, which ran from the 13th to the 24th of May (See the winners here: http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/archives/awardCompetition.html)
Network Ireland Television will once again be in attendance at the Galway Film Fleadh 2015! We will be hoping to add a number of quality Irish shorts to our expanding catalogue, after attending the shorts screenings at the weekend (9th-12th July).
NITV is a proud sponsor of the Tiernan McBride Award for the best short drama for the third consecutive year. Our commitment to quality short films for over 20 years, has meant that we have represented 14 Oscar nominated shorts over this period, including two Oscar winners, The Shore (2012) and The Phone Call (2015).
Finally, Network Ireland Television is delighted to have recently added three very strong new short films to our catalogue: Oscar Wilde's The Nightgale and the Rose, The Swing, and Dreaming of Peggy Lee. See "Newest Shorts" above for details!