Archive for June 13th, 2008

Spies on Wednesday

13th June 2008 by Maura McHugh


There will be a public preview of the new French film, Les femmes de l’ombre ( Female Agents), at Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Wednesday June 18 at 6.30pm.

The World War II thriller follows female agents who were trained in England and deployed in France to gather intelligence about the Nazis.

A sublime cast of French actors, including Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu and Déborah François, conduct a daring operation to rescue a wounded British geologist from the clutches of the Nazis. Making this dangerous mission even more urgent is the geologist’s knowledge of the secret Allied plans for D-Day, which German counter-agents are only too keen to extract from him.

After the screening the writer-director Jean-Paul Salomé and star Déborah François will take part in a Q&A session.

Get Edgy

13th June 2008 by Maura McHugh


The Louth, Newry &amp Mourne Film Commission, in association with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and the Irish Film Board, has a new funding scheme for residents of the border counties called “The Edge”.

The funding is open to all genres – from documentary, short film, pilot, to new media projects. We are particularly keen on seeing pilots for format TV or TV series with the potential of further production taking place in the border region if the pilot is picked up. There will be one award of €10,000.

There are a number of criteria to meet in order to qualify for the award, but the most important is the ulitisation of local crew and talent, plus the project must be shot in County Louth, or the Newry & Mourne region.

The deadline for applications is July 15th, and all information on how to apply is available on the web site.