Historical Irish silent films are now available online - Videos (IrishCentral)

In exciting news, Irish Film & TV (Iftv) Research Online, a Trinity College project, is making available nine dramatized films about the Irish, made in Ireland and America by Sidney Olcott and others during the period of 1910 to 1915. Canadian-born Alcott, who was of Irish heritage, moved to Ireland and made several films there. He even had plans for a permanent studio in Beaufort, County Kerry, but the First World War intervened. Iftv says that almost all the Irish-themed fiction films released in this period were produced by foreign filmmakers, but during 1916 to 1920 Irish filmmakers working mainly for the Film Company of Ireland also made innovative and challenging films. ----------------------- Read more: More movie news from IrishCentral Sean Quinn’s wife and children could face bankruptcy hearing to repay banks History of Ireland’s War of Independence changed by Kerry students ----------------------- Five of the nine films are concerned with aspects of
See full article at IrishCentral »

Similar News

Recently Viewed