Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Is Irish Film

As a regular visitor to The Irish Film Board website, I was delighted to see their latest addition to their digital suite -, a media hub for all things Irish Film related. Although the hub offers all the latest news and coverage of the entire Irish Film Industry (work information, upcoming events, competitions, short films, box office information, podcast links etc. etc.) and is sure to be highly useful to all those works in Ireland's Film Industry, it is hoped that the site will be of benefit and appeal to a wider audience, providing a place that film enthusiasts can reference and learn more about Irish film.

Simon Delaney in Zonad directed by John Carney

Personally I'm loving the Short Film section. While I have a number of close friends who work as actors, directors, producers and more, it is often almost impossible to find out what's good and what's worth catching when it comes to Irish Shorts. In particular, the site gives a great look at Ireland's up and coming film talent that don't get the mainstream coverage to bring them to general public attention.

Ondine directed by Neil Jordan

From a technical point of view, the site is fresh, easy-navigable, and ultimately does exactly what it says on the tin, just very well! The IFB Twitter feed is pulled in directly to the page and there is a clear and obvious link out to Facebook. Both great indications of the IFB's adoption of Social Media and willingness to move with the times - something often not so forthcoming with Irish national bodies.

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