Archive for the ‘Cannes’ Category

Surviving Cannes

8th April 2009 by Maura McHugh

Filmbase and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) are jointly hosting an information session aimed at Irish filmmakers who plan on attending this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The information session is intended to be a practical guide to understanding and maximising the opportunities presented by the festival. It will concentrate in particular on the festival market, networking opportunities, and the services available from the IFB at the Irish Pavilion.

The session will take place at Filmbase on Friday 24rd April from 11am – 1pm. The session is free, but places must be reserved. Please note that while the session is open to all, priority will be given to filmmakers who are intending to travel to the festival this year.

Information on how to apply is available on the Filmbase web site.

Pavilion at Cannes 2009

30th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced that registration for membership of the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2009) is now open.

This year, the Irish Pavilion will retain its central position at the heart of the international village and will continue to offer vital business services to its members for the duration of the festival.

To register:

  1. Simply download and complete the IP Members Registration Form.
  2. Return the form by email or fax to Niamh O’Reilly
    Email: niamh.oreilly@irishfilmboard.ie
    Fax: +353 (0) 91 561 405
  3. DEADLINE: Thursday 9th April 2009

Ireland at MIPTV 2009

18th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board has announced that it will partner with Enterprise Ireland to host the Ireland on Screen stand at MIPTV in Cannes, France from 30 March – 3 April.

MIPTV is an international market for media and entertainment industries which features exhibitions, conferences and networking opportunities. It is expected that up to 13,500 participants from 111 countries composed of buyers, exhibitors, and professionals from television, film, advertising and the digital media realms will attend the market.

Irish at Cannes 08

17th April 2008 by Maura McHugh


Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen have opened up registration for the Irish Pavilion at Cannes 08.

This year, the Irish Pavilion will retain its central position at the heart of the international village and will continue to offer vital business services to its members for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival.

Information on how to register is available online. The deadline is Friday, the 25th of April, 2008.

Garage wins at Cannes

28th May 2007 by Maura McHugh


RTÉ reports that Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Mark O’Halloran, has won the CICAE Art and Essai Cinema Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

CICAE is the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas and the jury is made up of representatives of its members.

Commenting on ‘Garage’s win, director Lenny Abrahamson said: “I am totally delighted with this award coming after such a fantastic reception for the film at Cannes. It’s the best possible launch for its journey around the world.”

Mark O’Halloran is a member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, and the Guild offers him its heartfelt congratulations.

The Palme d’Or was presented to writer/director Cristian Mungiu for 4 Luni, 3 Saptamani Si 2 Zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days).

The runner up Grand Prix went to Naomi Kawase for Mogari No Mori (The Mourning Forest), which she wrote and directed.

The Best Director award went to Julian Schnabel for Le Scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) which was written by Ronald Harwood, based on a novel by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

German-Turkish writer and director Fatih Akin won the Best Screenplay award for Yasamin kiyisinda (The Edge of Heaven).