MEDIA Films on Irish Screens January 2020
07 January 2020

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens January 2020

AMANDA | 03 JANUARY | FRANCE

 
Directed by Mikhaël Hers this is the story of a young man appointed guardian of his niece, Amanda, following a terrorist attack in Paris. David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls in love. But soon after, his life is brutally interrupted by the sudden death of his sister. Beyond the shock, and the pain, David now finds himself alone with his young niece Amanda to care for. 
 

WISTING | TV SERIES, BBC4 | RIPPLEWORLD (MINORITY CO-PRODUCER)

Based on Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst’s novels about police detective William Wisting, Wisting screens on BBC4 from December 2019 to January 2020. The Nordic crime drama Nordic crime series, it was awarded €1 million TV Programming Funding from  Creative Europe. Irish company RippleWorld are minority co-producers alongside Cinenord and Good Company Films. Wisting was filmed in Ireland and Norway.  

 

BAFTA 2020 NOMINATIONS FOR MEDIA FILMS 

 
Two films supported by MEDIA have been nominated for the BAFTA'S Not in the English Language category: Portrait of a Lady on Fire directed by written and directed by Céline Sciamma; and Pain and Glory written and and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz. MEDIA supported Diego Maradona by Asif Kapadia (AMY; SENNA) was nominated for a Best Documentary BAFTA. Directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake),  Sorry We Missed You was nominated for Outstanding Britihs Film.  The film received MEDIA support through the Sales Agent scheme and Automatic Distribution support for its releases in Denmark, Poland and Sweden.
 
You can book a Valentine's Day preview screening of Portrait of a Lady on Fire in Lighthouse cinema now! The film goes on general release in Ireland on 28th February. For Irish screenings of Pain and Glory, check out accessCINEMA listing for cinema clubs showing the film nationwide. 

access<CINEMA: Via its national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations, access>CINEMA screens the best of European films across Ireland in 80 venues and film clubs such as Solstice Arts Centre, NavanSource Arts Centre, Thurles; the Galway Film Society, Townhall Theatre; Carlow Visual CentreCork Cine Club; and The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. They have received MEDIA funding through the Distribution Selective scheme

Check their programmes listings here to see the best indie films across Ireland including many MEDIA supported titles. 

ONLINE STREAMING OF IRISH AND EUROPEAN FILMS ON VOLTA

VOLTA VODThe first independent Irish video on demand platform that gives cinema lovers the opportunity to watch films online in the comfort of their home. Volta has a wide selection of Irish films and a wonderfully curated selection of European and international independent feature films and documentaries. Check out their collections of films, many of which have been supported by Creative Europe funding.

You can read more about upcoming Irish MEDIA funded films, animations, and TV programmes on our Current Projects page.