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As you may remember, Irish cinema will be represented at the Toronto International Film Festival by The Secret Scripture, Unless, Maudie and Without Name, Northern Irish Film The Journey and the Irish co-production Forever Pure. Handsome Devil directed by John Butler (The Stag) and Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire (Glassland) have just been announced as additions to the line-up. That brings the total of Irish productions being recognised at the festival to a whopping eight.

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Following on from the announcement last month that Irish films The Secret ScriptureUnless and Maudie as well as Northern Irish film The Journey were selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today that two more Irish productions will be having their world premieres at TIFF. Irish film Without Name and the Irish co-production Forever Pure have joined the list of films chosen to be shown at the prestigious film festival.

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At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room was the winner of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award, recognition from the TIFF audience that begun Room‘s journey to Oscar-winning success. One year later, the Irish film industry continues to receive international spotlight, with three major films supported by support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) being selected for this year’s edition of the prestigious Canadian film festival.

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