Friday, October 1, 2010

Irish films in Helsinki

The Helsinki International Film Festival (Love and Anarchy) finished on Sunday September 26th. This year, for the first time, the Festival featured a large programme of Irish films. In total 4,318 people attended Irish films at the Festival, with 15 of the 41 screenings completely sold-out.

The Irish Film programme included Ondine, The Secret of Kells,  Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home, Nothing Personal, Cairo Time, The Eclipse, His & Hers and a programme of Irish shorts. Guests of the Festival included musician Lance Hogan who wrote the music for Lapland Odyssey (co-produced by Ripple World Pictures ) and The Secret of Kells, and Pat Collins, director of Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home.

The Irish programme was coordinated by David Healy of the Embassy of Ireland in Helsinki, with support from the Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland and ourselves in IFI Reel Ireland.

Aoife Coughlan
IFI Reel Ireland Coordinator

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