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IRISH FILM & TV RESEARCH ONLINE

is based in the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin

The links are arranged in the following groupings


FILM FESTIVALS IN IRELAND

Belfast Film Festival
Annual festival usually which takes place in Belfast in March.
www.belfastfilmfestival.org

Cinemagic World Screen Festival
Annual film festival for young people which takes place in Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland in November/December.
www.cinemagic.org.uk

Clones Film Festival
Annual film festival which takes place in Monaghan in October.
www.clonesfilmfestival.com

Cork Film Festival
Established in 1956, Cork Film Festival takes place in October.
www.corkfilmfest.org

Cork Youth International Film Video Arts Festival
Film festival established in 1980 to involve young people in filmmaking and the arts.
www.corkfilmfest.org

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.
www.darklight-filmfestival.com

Doclands Film Festival
Annual festival of Irish and international documentaries which takes place at the Irish Film Institute.
www.doclands.ie

Dublin International Film Festival
Annual festival which takes place in February.
www.dubliniff.com

Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Annual festival which takes place in August.
www.gcn.ie/dlgff

Foyle Film Festival
Annual film festival which takes place in November.
www.foylefilmfestival.com

Fresh Film Festival
Limerick-based festival taking place in March which screens the work of primary and secondary students aged 7 - 18 years.
info@freshfilmfestival.com

Galway Film Fleadh
The Galway Film Fleadh is a six-day event held in July.
www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Irish Animation Festival
Two-day animation film held in September in Dublin's Temple Bar.
www.topgold.com/anamu

Junior Galway Film Fleadh
Children's film festival which takes place in November.
www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Junior Dublin Film Festival
Children's film festival held annually at the Irish Film Institute.
jdff@indigo.ie

Kerry Film Festival
The Samhlaíocht Kerry Film Festival usually takes place in October.
www.kerryfilmfestival.com

Mid-Ulster Film Festival
Film festival which takes place in May.
midulsterfilmfestival.com

Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Festival & Market
A festival devoted to documentaries.
www.irishfilm.ie


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
www.irishfilmfestival.com

Celtic Film and Television Festival
The CFTF's aim is to promote the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries on screen and in broadcasting.
www.celticfilm.co.uk

New York Film Fleadh/Craic Festival
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.
www.thecraicfest.com


FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES & WEBSITES WITH IRISH MATERIALS

Library of Congress (Washington)
www.loc.gov/film/arch.html

Archive Film Agency (London)
www.archivefilmagency.com

BFI Library and Information Services
The BFI Library and Information Services holds a comprehensive collection of research materials on international cinema and television including materials of significant Irish interest.
www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo

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.
www.bfi.org.uk/nftva

BBC Motion Gallery
Encompassing 500 million feet of film and 400,000 hours of video, the BBC archive spans over 8 million subject categories.
www.bbcmotiongallery.com

British Movietone News
International cinema newsreel covering the period 1929-1979. Includes on-line catalog search facility.
www.movietone.com

British Pathe
A major multimedia resource with a history stretching back to the early twentieth century.
www.britishpathe.com

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.
www.bufvc.ac.uk

CAIN
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).
www.cain.ulst.ac.uk

Central Office of Information (COI)
www.coi.gov.uk

Cinematheque Francaise
www.facets.org/cinematheque/archive

Film Images London
www.film-images.com

Getty Images
www.creative.gettyimages.com

Huntley Film Archives
www.huntleyarchives.com

Imperial War Museum, London
www.iwm.org.uk

Ireland Film and Television Net
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.
www.iftn.ie

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.
www.irishfilm.ie/archive

Irish Genres in Film and Television - Database of Irish Films
The Irish films database is an ongoing project.
www.irishfilmgenres.com/database.htm

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.
www.irishfilm.net

Irishscreen.org
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.
www.nationalarchives.ie

National Film and Sound Archive-National Library of Australia
www.nla.gov.au/collect/film

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.
www.nil.ie

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.
www.niftc.uk

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Amongst the films of Irish interest are some of the Irish-theme silent films made by John Ford.
www.moma.org/collection/depts/film

RTE Libraries and Archives
This site provides access to a selection of the audio-visual material preserved by RTÉ Libraries and Archives.
www.rte.ie/laweb

UCLA Film and Television Archives
One of the world's largest film archives with many Irish-theme films.
www.cinema.ucla.edu

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.
www.wpafilmlibrary.com


IRISH TELEVISION BROADCASTERS

BBC Northern Ireland
www.bbc.co.uk

Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
www.rte.ie

TG4
www.tg4.ie

TV3 Television Network
www.tv3.ie

Ulster Television
www.utv.ie


IRISH FILM & TELEVISION ORGANISATIONS

Access Cinema
Access Cinema provides support to film societies throughout Ireland.
www.accesscinema.ie

Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Autonomous body established in 1951 to stimulate public interest in and promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, including, since 1973, film.
www.artscouncil.ie

Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI)
The Irish state's regulatory body for broadcasting. Its remit includes aiding the preservation of Ireland's audio-visual heritage.
www.bci.ie

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.
www.filmboard.ie

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.
www.corkfilmcentre.com

Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism
irlgov.ie/arts-sport-tourism

Enterprise Ireland
www.enterprise-ireland.com

Equity - Irish Actors Equity
www.siptu.ie

FAS Screen Training Ireland
www.screentrainingireland.ie

Filmbase
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.
www.filmbase.ie

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.
www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

IBEC Audiovisual Federation
www.ibec.ie

Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA)
www.ifta.ie

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.
www.irishfilm.ie

Media Antenna Galway
Part of the Media programme of the European Union.
www.media-antenna.com

Media Desk Ireland
Part of the Media programme of the European Union.
www.mediadesk.ie

Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission is an integrated agency for the development of the film industry and film culture in Northern Ireland.
www.niftc.co.uk

Irish Film Censor's Office
The state body which regulates the public exhibition of theatrical films in Ireland.
www.ifco.ie

Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
The representative body for playwrights and screenwriters in Ireland.
www.script.ie

Reel Ireland International
The Reel Ireland International programme of Irish film is funded by the state body, Culture Ireland.
www.loc.gov/film/arch.html

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland
The representative body for film directors in Ireland.
info@sdgi.ie

Screen Producers Ireland
The representative body for film producers in Ireland.
www.screenproducersireland.com

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