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CANNES 2011 Market / Ireland

Irish eyes on business

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Cannes is underway and Ireland is well represented with Paolo Sorrentino’s Irish/Italian coproduction This Must Be the Place [+see also:
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in official competition and Rebecca Daly’s The Other Side of Sleep [+see also:
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in the Directors' Fortnight.

There is also a strong Irish presence in the Market, where John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard [+see also:
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, Ian Palmer’s Knuckle, Dieter Auner’s Off the Beaten Track, Shane O’Sullivan’s Children of the Revolution, Legends of Valhalla: Thor [+see also:
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by Toby Genkel, Oskar Jonasson and Gunnar Karsson, Rodrigo Garcia’s Albert Nobbs [+see also:
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, Ian Power’s The Runway [+see also:
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; Jon Wright’s The Grabbers [+see also:
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, Agnes Merlet’s Hideaways [+see also:
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and Paul Fraser’s My Brothers are all screening and selling.

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The cream of the Irish industry is present in the Irish Pavilion, which is set up to promote the Irish film to the international community, to market Ireland as a destination for large international film projects and to provide business support for the Irish industry.

Irish Film Board Marketing and Communications Executive Louise Ryan said, “The market is a key destination for anyone looking to source finance for their upcoming feature films, and provides an opportunity for Ireland’s leading film producers, executives, film festivals, broadcasters and film agencies to meet with international film financiers, sales agents and film distributors in order to get their films made, sold and seen across the world.”

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