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FUNDING Ireland

Irish Film Board funds a raft of projects

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- Decisions include support for new Lenny Abrahamson, Carmel Winters and Mary McGuckian films

Irish Film Board funds a raft of projects
Director Lenny Abrahamson

The Irish Film Board has announced funding decisions to the tune of some €4.2 million for upcoming Irish projects. In the fiction feature film grants, the biggest beneficiary is €600,000 for Samson FilmsFloat Like A Butterfly [+see also:
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interview: Carmel Winters
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]
, to be directed by Carmel Winters. A trio of films receive €500,000 each – EG Film Productions for Mary McGuckian’s A Girl From Mogadishu, Marcie Films for Hong Khaou’s Trade and Blue Ink Films for Rob and Ronan Burke’s Damo & Ivor: The Movie. In addition, the IFB has given provisional offers of commitment to Grand Pictures for Ian Fitzgibbon’s Dark Lies The Island; SP Films for Lee Cronin’s The Hole In The Ground [+see also:
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; and Element Pictures for David Kerr’s The Gee Gees

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Amongst the fiction creative co-production awards Element Pictures receives €350,000 for Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger; Blinder Films €200,000 for Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia [+see also:
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; and SP Films €150,000 for Sacha Polak’s Dirty God [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sacha Polak
film profile
]
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In the animation category Dancing Girl Productions receives €200,000 for Niall Mooney’s Riona’s Warriors, while provisional offers of commitment have been made to Kavaleer Productions for Jamie Teehan’s Alva And The Trolls and Treehouse Republic for Jason Tammemagi and Graham Holbrook’s Ballybradden.

In the documentary sector, Marcie Films receives €150,000 for Jim Sheridan and Colm Quinn’s The Rocker and €100,000 for Tom Burke’s Venice Of The North. Real Films gets €100,000 for Gary Keane’s Gaza: Out Of The Ordinary. €75,000 each has been awarded to Igloo Films for Marcus Robinson’s The Man Who Dared and to Fine Point Films for Brendan Byrne’s In A Potter’s Field. Loopline Film gets a provisional offer of commitment for Sé Merry Doyle’s John Huston: Moby Dick.

Creeney Films receives additional production funding of €10,000 for Maurice Fitzpatrick’s John Hume: In America.

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