IRISH FILM & TV RESEARCH ONLINE
The links are arranged in the following groupings
- Film festivals in Ireland
- Irish film festivals outside Ireland
- Film and television archives, libraries and websites with Irish material
- Irish television broadcasters
- Irish film and television organizations
FILM FESTIVALS IN IRELAND
Belfast Film Festival
Annual festival usually which takes place in Belfast in March.
Cinemagic World Screen
Annual film festival for young people which takes place in Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland in November/December.
Clones Film Festival
Annual film festival which takes place in Monaghan in October.
Cork Film Festival
Established in 1956, Cork Film Festival takes place in October.
Cork Youth International
Film Video Arts Festival
Film festival established in 1980 to involve young people in filmmaking and the arts.
Darklight Film Festival
Established in 1999, Darklight Film Festival, which takes place in June/July, brings new work to Irish audiences through cinema, exhibition and performance and from 2002 to an international audience via the internet and touring programme.
Doclands Film Festival
Annual festival of Irish and international documentaries which takes place at the Irish Film Institute.
Dublin International Film
Annual festival which takes place in February.
Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film
Annual festival which takes place in August.
Foyle Film Festival
Annual film festival which takes place in November.
Fresh Film Festival
Limerick-based festival taking place in March which screens the work of primary and secondary students aged 7 - 18 years.
Galway Film Fleadh
The Galway Film Fleadh is a six-day event held in July.
Irish Animation Festival
Two-day animation film held in September in Dublin's Temple Bar.
Junior Galway Film Fleadh
Children's film festival which takes place in November.
Junior Dublin Film Festival
Children's film festival held annually at the Irish Film Institute.
Kerry Film Festival
The Samhlaíocht Kerry Film Festival usually takes place in October.
Mid-Ulster Film Festival
Film festival which takes place in May.
Stranger Than Fiction:
Documentary Festival & Market
A festival devoted to documentaries.
IRISH FILM FESTIVALS OUTSIDE IRELAND
Boston Irish Film Festival
The Boston Irish Film Festival, founded in 1999, organizes a film festival in March, as well as events and screenings throughout the year
and Television Festival
The CFTF's aim is to promote the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries on screen and in broadcasting.
New York Film Fleadh/Craic
Founded in 1998, the Film Fleadh Foundation has designed and produced the Craic Festival that presents Celtic cinematic and musical culture in March each year.
FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES & WEBSITES WITH IRISH MATERIALS
Library of Congress (Washington)
Archive Film Agency (London)
BFI Library and Information
The BFI Library and Information Services holds a comprehensive collection of research materials on international cinema and television including materials of significant Irish interest.
BFI National Archives
The BFI National Archive is one of the world's greatest collections of film and television, and holds theatrical copies of many Irish films.
BBC Motion Gallery
Encompassing 500 million feet of film and 400,000 hours of video, the BBC archive spans over 8 million subject categories.
British Movietone News
International cinema newsreel covering the period 1929-1979. Includes on-line catalog search facility.
A major multimedia resource with a history stretching back to the early twentieth century.
BUFVC (British Universities
Film and Video Council)
The BUFVC is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of film and related media in higher and further education and research. Its online searchable database includes a comprehensive catalogue of British newsreels.
The CAIN Website of the Troubles in Northern Ireland contains a database of 695 programmes, news items, and current affairs items about 'the Troubles'; the Belfast Bulletin's list of British television programmes about the conflict, 1968 to 1978; and a list of films with 'The Troubles' as a theme (1968-present).
Central Office of Information
Film Images London
Huntley Film Archives
Imperial War Museum, London
Ireland Film and Television
IFTN is a website devoted to providing information of interest to the Irish film industry, including a weekly update of events, and a summary of information on films related to or filmed in Ireland.
Irish Film Archive
The Irish Film Archive is a constituent element of the Irish Film Institute. Its main objective is to acquire, preserve and make available Ireland's moving image heritage.
Irish Genres in Film and
Television - Database of Irish Films
The Irish films database is an ongoing project.
Irish on Film
- A Database of Irish Movies
An annotated database of films with Irish themes or Irish characters containing a complete list of Irish films.
Los Angeles-based organization which organizes Irish film events, including screenings of new releases with film directors in attendance.
National Archives of Ireland
Ireland's national repository of state papers. Amongst the materials of interest to film researchers are the records of Ireland's film censors since 1923; policy documents and memoranda relating to the establishment of Irish film institutions, including the National Film Institute of Ireland and Ardmore Studios.
National Film and Sound
Archive-National Library of Australia
National Library of Ireland
Ireland's national library. It holds the Liam O'Leary film collection of Irish film memorabilia, correspondence, and film stills of Irish interest, including of cinema buildings, and those relating to Irish-born Hollywood director Rex Ingram, about whom O'Leary wrote a biography. Elsewhere in the library are held manuscripts and other papers deposited by filmmaker Neil Jordan; and issues of the first Irish film publication, Irish Limelight, 1917 - 20.
NIFTC Digital Film Archive
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission's Digital Film Archive (DFA) contains 55 hours of moving images about Northern Ireland from 1897-2000. There are 389 items covering drama, animation, documentaries, news, newsreels, amateur and actuality film.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Amongst the films of Irish interest are some of the Irish-theme silent films made by John Ford.
RTE Libraries and Archives
This site provides access to a selection of the audio-visual material preserved by RTÉ Libraries and Archives.
UCLA Film and Television
One of the world's largest film archives with many Irish-theme films.
WPA Film Library
The WPA Film Library contains over 60000 hours of film and video materials, and is the world's leading commercial stock footage archive of moving images.
IRISH TELEVISION BROADCASTERS
BBC Northern Ireland
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
TV3 Television Network
IRISH FILM & TELEVISION ORGANISATIONS
Access Cinema provides support to film societies throughout Ireland.
Arts Council/An Chomhairle
Autonomous body established in 1951 to stimulate public interest in and promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, including, since 1973, film.
of Ireland (BCI)
The Irish state's regulatory body for broadcasting. Its remit includes aiding the preservation of Ireland's audio-visual heritage.
Bord Scannán na hEireann/the
Irish Film Board
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is the state body responsible for the development of the Irish film industry. It provides loans and equity investment to independent Irish film-makers to assist in the development and production of Irish films.
Cork Film Centre
Cork Film Centre is a resource-based organization, focused on developing, promoting and facilitating people working creatively in the medium of the moving image.
Department of Arts, Sports
- Irish Actors Equity
FAS Screen Training Ireland
Filmbase is a support organization for independent film and video makers in Ireland. It provides facilitates for training & development; equipment hire; information services; and representation and lobbying for the low budget film sector. Filmbase also publishes Film Ireland magazine (www.filmireland.net), and runs two short film award schemes.
Galway Film Centre
The Galway Film Centre offers equipment, training, information and post-production facilities at non-commercial rates to independent filmmakers, artists, community groups and educational facilities.
IBEC Audiovisual Federation
Irish Film and Television
Irish Film Institute
Irish Film Institute is the national centre for film culture in Ireland. Its premises in Dublin's Temple Bar, opened in 1992, house two cinemas, a bar and restaurant; a specialist film book and DVD shop; a film and media education department; the Irish Film Archive; and the Tiernan MacBride Library, which contains files on Irish directors and films.
Media Antenna Galway
Part of the Media programme of the European Union.
Media Desk Ireland
Part of the Media programme of the European Union.
Northern Ireland Film and
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission is an integrated agency for the development of the film industry and film culture in Northern Ireland.
Irish Film Censor's Office
The state body which regulates the public exhibition of theatrical films in Ireland.
Playwrights and Screenwriters
The representative body for playwrights and screenwriters in Ireland.
Reel Ireland International
The Reel Ireland International programme of Irish film is funded by the state body, Culture Ireland.
Screen Directors Guild of
The representative body for film directors in Ireland.
Screen Producers Ireland
The representative body for film producers in Ireland.