This week, the Irish film industry earned an impressive 14 Oscar nominations. The biggest haul in any one year. But what next?
When a film has an Oscar nomination in the bag, it’s not time to sit back and wait to see if it wins. It’s just the start of an intense campaign to win support from the voting Academy members.
So what does the road to the Oscars look like?
To find out, Bernice Harrison talks to Irish Times Chief Film Correspondent Donald Clarke and Colm Bairéad, director of An Cailin Ciuin - The Quiet Girl, which was nominated for best international feature.