Irish filmmaking is one of our greatest exports – Burton

22 January 2019

Labour Spokeswomen on Arts and Heritage, Joan Burton TD, has extended congratulations to Element Pictures, Louise Bagnall and Robbie Ryan for their Oscar nominations announced today. Deputy Burton also emphasised that these nominations should serve to highlight the value of investing the arts in Ireland.

Deputy Burton said;

“Another year of nominations for Irish film proves yet again that our film industry is one of our greatest exports. Irish producers, cinematographers, and animators are not only being elevated by the Academy Awards but are flying the flag for Irish filmmaking around the world.

“This is not the first year that an Irish short has been nominated at the Oscars. ‘Late Afternoon’, written and directed by Louise Bagnall, has been chosen as one of five stands out shorts at the Oscars. Its nomination serves as a testament to the growth and reputation of Irish animation.

“‘The Favourite’ one of the most successful movies of the year and has lead to two major Irish nominations for Element Pictures and cinematographer Robbie Ryan. These nominations prove yet again that Irish cinema more than holds its own on the international stage.”

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