The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 6th October

A weekly round-up of film news, events and cinema releases

Some news from the week - 

1. Screen have released their list of The Stars of Tomorrow 2017. The list highlights up-and-coming actors and filmmakers from The UK and Ireland, including four Irish actors and an Irish producer. Be sure to watch out for these talents in the future. Check out the full list on Screen Daily

2. The Irish Film Institute Horrorthon is coming back from October 26th - 30th. The event is sure to be filled with jumps, thrills and excitement, perfect for the Halloween season.The full programme and tickets are available now on IFI

3. Barry Keoghan (ADIFF 2016 Discovery Award Winner) has been annouced as one of  Variety's 10 Actors to Watch. Keoghan is known for his roles in "Dunkirk", "Love/Hate" and the upcoming "The Killing of a Sacred Deer". Read the full list on Variety

4. This week, the Dublin Theatre Festival has continued to showcase pioneering Irish work and present a number of industry events and artist development programmes. The festival will run until the 15th of October. Check out the full programme and buy your tickets here. 

5. Director Dave Tynan and coreographer Oona Doherty have released a beautiful new short. Filmed by Hugh O'Conor, produced by Dawn Mac Allister and Edited by Ross Bradshaw. The Score was composed by David Holmes, Sound mixing was done by Will Farrell, colourist was Dave Hughes and Designer Ronan Dillon. Watch it here:

 
New releases in cinemas this week - 

Blade Runner 2049 - Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto

 "Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard  (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years."

The Glass Castle - Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Brie larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson 

"A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty

The Mountain Between Us - Directed by Hany Abu-Assad and starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet 

"A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured"