The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 29th September

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

Some news from the week - 

1. Production Bursary of €30,000 awarded and Immersive Stories: Conference & Exhibition curated by Eoghan Cunneen of Lucasfilm announced for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018. Read more here and check out the ADIFF TV report below.

2. Film in Cork are running a Pitching Workshop with David Keating on October 7th. This event is aimed at writers, directors and producers who are interested in developing their pitching skills for shorts, features and television drama.To read more about this and apply check out IFTN

3. "Disobedience" starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams has been acquired by Bleecker Street for US distribution. The film is a British-Irish-American co-production and is due to be released in Ireland in 2018. Read more on Variety

4. RTE and Irish Film Board have announced a joint funding initiative to support new script comedy in Ireland. Read more on this story on Scannain

5. Various locations around Dublin have been transformed into downtown Manhattan for Neil Jordan's new film "The Widow". Check out for more.

6. A 24-Hour Movie Marathon is taking place on October 9th to raise awareness and funds for Aware. The marathon will take place on October 9th at Odeon Point Square. Click here for more information on the event and how to get tickets.



New releases in cinemas this week - 

*denotes an Irish film

Daphne Directed by Peter Mackie Burns and starring Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlorf and Nathaniel Martello-White. "The vibrant character portrait of a young woman of the threshold of a much-needed change"

Brimstone Directed by Martin Koolhoven and starring Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten and Guy Pearce. "From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger."

Flatliners Directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, Ellen Page and Kiefer Sutherland. "Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives"

Goodbye Christopher Robin Directed by Simon Curtis and starring Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson and Phoebe Waller-Bridge "A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne"

Home Again Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and starring Lake Bell, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Lola Flanery "Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her"

Killing Ground Directed by Damien Power and starring Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedesen, Maya Stange. "A couples; camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Zoology Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy and starring Masha Tokareva, Natalya Pavlenkova, Aleksandr Gorchilin and Anna Astashkina. "Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around"



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