Noida: The second day of IFFI- Irish Film Festival of India saw the deep discussions on different subjects related to creative arts including the respective films shown during the festival and history of Irish Film Industry by the dignities present on the occasion.
We are pleased to sanction a radio program on Radio Noida, and another program on MSTV on monthly basis for full one year which will not only highlight but will also promote relations between the two countries India & Ireland. We are also starting the preparation for the next edition of Irish Film Festival of India,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.
The Irish film industry has grown somewhat in recent years thanks partly to the promotion of the sector by Screen Ireland and the introduction of heavy tax breaks. According to the Irish Audio-visual Content Production Sector Review carried out by the Irish Film Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers, this sector, has gone from 1,000 people employed six or seven years ago, to well over 8,000 people in that sector now. Most films are produced in English as Ireland is largely Anglophone, though some productions are made in Irish either wholly or partially informed Siraj Zaidi Producer, Director Actor from Ireland.
Some of the most successful Irish films include The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006), Intermission (2003), Man About Dog (2004), Michael Collins (1996),Angela’s Ashes (1999), The Commitments (1991), Once (2007) and Notorius (2017). Mrs Brown’s Boy D’ Movie (2014) holds the record for the biggest gross on the opening day of an Irish film in Ireland. Notorious (2017) on the other hand holds the record for highest grossing Irish documentary of all time.
Siraj Zaidi from Dublin Ireland, Atul Tiwari renowned Actor & Writer from Mumbai, Nilesh Malhotra Actor, Producer & Director from Mumbai, Minu Talwar former Presenter Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Sandeep Marwah answered many questions raised by the audience on Cinema. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum and AAFT University.