Irish films hit New York
- Run & Jump to open Irish Film New York’s third annual screening series at New York University
Steph Green’s Run & Jump [+see also:
film profile] (photo) will open the Irish Film New York’s (IFNY) third annual screening series (October 4-6) at New York University’s Cantor Film Centre. The six features selected will be preceded on October 3 by a seminar on financing Irish and US independent films.
Other films in the programme include Pat Collins’ Silence [+see also:
film profile], Paul Kennedy’s Made In Belfast, Mark O’Connors’ King Of The Travellers, Ross Whitaker’s When Ali Came To New York and Mike Cockayne’s The Hardy Bucks Movie.
Niall McKay, executive director of IFNY, said, “For many years, US filmmakers have been travelling to Ireland to make their films, and now Irish filmmakers are looking to come to what they see as Ireland’s second capital — New York — to tell the many stories of the Irish in America. For the first time, IFNY will host a panel advising business people on how they might invest in this new breed of Irish, American and Irish-American stories.”
Green, Whitaker and Collins will be present for Q&A’s after their respective screenings.
Irish Film New York was created in partnership with the Irish Studies Program at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House. It has partnerships with the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival and is funded by The Irish Film Board and Tourism Ireland.
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