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Irish Film & Television Index

The Irish Film & Television Index is a constituent element of the Irish Film & TV Research Online website. Like the other areas of this site, the project is based in the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin.

The Irish Film & Television Index is documenting all Irish-made cinema and major television productions as well as Irish-themed audio-visual representations produced outside of Ireland. The database, which has drawn on the archival and paper records from many of the world's leading film archives and specialist libraries, including ones in Ireland, Britain, the USA, and Australia, has almost 40,000 titles.

Under the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences' Major Grant Scheme, 2003-05, an award was made to update Kevin Rockett's The Irish Filmography (1996) and to document all major non-fiction films, including newsreels, and animation, made for cinema and television. Additional to IRCHSS and Trinity College Dublin support, the project has received the sponsorship of the Higher Education Authority's North South Programme for Collaborative Research, 2003-06, and Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board, 2006.The Irish Film Institute's archive and library have also played an important role in the realisation of this project.

Researchers are able, almost instantly, to find, for example, an Irish-theme film; its cast list or production personnel; read a synopsis of its content; establish what has been written about it; compile, through a keyword search, a list of complementary titles; and then find out where a copy of the film may be found. Furthermore, the Irish Film & Television Biographies and Irish Film & Television Bibliography databases can add further depth to such searches.

Supervising editor: Professor Kevin Rockett, Trinity College Dublin.
Senior Researcher: Eugene Finn

Contact: irishfilm@tcd.ie | Last updated: Nov 27 2006.