Archive for May 8th, 2009

Cannes Irish Pavilion ‘09

8th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) had announced the details of its 2009 Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Irish Pavilion functions as the focal point for the Irish film industry at the festival, and aims to promote Irish film and facilitiate the needs of Irish producers. It will provide the following services:

  • Information Desk (staffed by IFB personnel)
  • providing information on Irish companies and delegates, Irish films and co-productions screening during the festival.
  • Bar & Terrace serving beverages and light snacks
  • Meeting facilities.
  • Messaging service for IP registered delegates
  • Multiple internet points / WiFi (priority given to IP members)
  • Storage facilities (subject to availability)
  • Business facilities: Phone charging / Fax / Photocopier

The IFB will also be organising three events:

Friday May 15th
17.30 – 18.30 “Screen Producers Ireland hosted Section 481 Panel”

Sunday May 17th
16.00 – 17.00 “The Changing Role of International Film Festivals”
17.15 – 18.15 “Death of a Salesman? A debate on the international distribution landscape for independent film”

The Pavilion’s opening hours, and a full list of all Irish delegates attending the festival, are available from the web site.

Storyland 2 Results

8th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

The results of the second round of the Storyland web series competition are in:

1 Rental Boys
2 Hardy Bucks
3 Psych Ward
4 Happy Slapper
5 Pub World
6 Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
7 Running Low

The top four dramas will be commissioned to make a third episode.

Voting will open on Friday 5th June at 5pm until Monday 15th June at 5pm to decide who will progress to make a fourth episode.