Scannainliterally is the Irish word for movies so we honestly couldn’t think of a better name for a website about them with an Irish focus.
Scannainwas founded in October 2009 initially as a blog with movie reviews, some news, but mostly rambling views on all things film. As the years have gone by the rambling has decreased and the size of the writing pool has increased from one to many, all of whom are voluntary contributors with a passion and love for film. Scannain has grown over the years to become Ireland’s largest independent film website.
In our current guise we seek to promote international films to an Irish audience, but more crucially Irish film to an Irish and international audience. Scannainwill always lend a hand to Irish filmmakers and is proud of our work with the Irish independent film scene.
The site is a collective endeavour and we are always on the lookout for more writers to join our motley crew.
Niall is a life-long fan of the work of Steven Spielberg and was generally regarded as the comic-book nerd of the group (until Graham came along). When not watching, writing or reading about films he can usually be found arguing over the true weight of Thor’s hammer, or spending time with his long-suffering wife, or both!
Philip is the “cultured” one of the group, a French speaker (we don’t know why) and a noted cinephile, with a deep (and possibly unhealthy) love of Jessica Chastain. If you spot Philip in the wild please return him to the Light House or IFI, he’d appreciate that.
Jason’s love of film begins and ends with Raging Bull. He is open to discussing the virtues of other Scorsese films, but do not utter the words “Zack Snyder” in his presence. Jason is the true Irish film expert on the Scannainteam, finding them both worthwhile and technically accomplished.
Graham is our token “gamer”. Founder of GamEir.ie, which is part of the Scannain Creative Network, Graham is an expert on all things Marvel, DC, and beyond in the comic-book world. Despite being an avid videogame enthusiast, he has never played any of the Zelda console games. A fact for which his day of reckoning will come.
Scannainhas been fortunate over the years to have received a number of award nominations and final places. Last year we were awarded the title of Best Film & TV Blog at the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016.
2016 – Winner – Best Film & TV
2015 – Silver Medal – Best Arts & Culture
2014 – Finalist – Best Podcast
2013 – Long List – Best PopCulture
Irish Web Awards
2016 – Finalist – Best Music & Entertainment Website
2015 – Finalist – Most Beautiful Website in Ireland