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Big Plans For Irish Films In 2018


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Sixteen Irish feature films are to be produced this year.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has revealed its plan for 2018.

It includes five creative co-productions, five TV animations, 13 documentaries and 21 short films - alongside one major international TV drama series.

It's also announced a commitment of €6m for Irish animation over the next three years, new initiatives to support female talent and an increase in regional production spending.

It follows a successful year for the industry in Ireland, which saw IFB-supported productions make €84m - a 58% increase on 2016.

The industry is now providing employment to more than 15,000 people.

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The launch comes during a week after several Academy Award nominations Irish talent - including Cartoon Saloon and Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner, Saoirse Ronan, Consolata Boyle, Martin McDonagh and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Chair of the IFB, Dr Annie Doona, said: "We strive for this annual showcase of Irish creative talent to be as equal and diverse as possible because supporting a multiplicity of Irish voices is integral to the work of the IFB.

"We have made some progress in the implementation of our Six Point Plan on Gender Equality, and we remain committed to achieving all targets set in our strategy in the years ahead.

"What our audiences see on screen not only reflects society but challenges, subverts and ultimately transforms it."


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