Archive for April 11th, 2007

IFTA membership

11th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Film and Television Academy is open for new members. If you apply before the 30th of April you get a 10% discount on your membership. The final deadline is the 31st August 2007.

Membership is open to Irish industry professionals working at various levels in all disciplines, with the opportunity to become a Full Member or an Associate Member.

To become a Full Member of the Academy (with voting rights for the annual Awards), you must have a minimum of four years professional experience and demonstrate that you are working at an appropriate level as defined by each individual Chapter, and/or have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Those who do not, at this time, meet the minimum eligibility criteria may apply to become Associate Members with a view to becoming full members in the future.

Membership forms, and further information about the benefits of the IFTA, are detailed on its web site.

Jack and Rose in Galway

11th April 2007 by Maura McHugh


Filmmakers in Galway might be interested in the following event during the forthcoming Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

At 10.30pm on Friday, April 27 in the Town Hall Theatre, writer and director Rebecca Miller will introduce her most recent film, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, which stars her husband, Daniel Day Lewis.

Dublin African Festival

11th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The second Dublin African Film Festival will be playing from the 20-22 April at the CineWorld Cinema, Parnell Street, Dublin. Over 20 of the actors and directors involved in the 8 films showing over the weekend will attend the event.

There will a Q&A, followed by an after-party in the RDS at 9pm, once the opening movie, The Concubine (Andy Amenechi), finishes. The Nigerian Ambassador will be on hand to give a closing speech after the last film of the festival, Forgiveness (John Kamara).