Jim Sheridan will take part in an on-stage conversation at the fourth annual Irish Film New York (IFNY), set to run from October 3-5.

“We are really honoured to be hosting Jim Sheridan this year, as no one else defines the relationship between Irish and American film like Jim,” said Niall McKay, executive director of IFNY.

“He has pioneered Irish/American storytelling. It is very fitting to have him be part of the festival this year as he is one of the biggest supporters of up-and-coming Irish talent, which is what this festival aims towards.”

Sheridan will talk about his upcoming work following a screening of In America. He recently signed Eric Bana and Rooney Mara to his feature project Secret Scripture and sold the pilot of In America to HBO.

IFNY will open with Niall Heery’s prodigal son comedy Gold. For further details click here.

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    The awards will be presented at the Japanese Consulate General in Los Angeles on September 13 under the auspices of the 4th Annual LA EigaFest that runs from September 12–14 at the Egyptian Theater.