News in Brief – 18/02/2014

 
 

JDIFF returns to UCD Cinema for 2014

The 2014 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival sees the return of a film screening to the UCD campus as part of the event. After the success of last year’s screening of Basque comedy Bypass, the project returns to campus for a second year. This year’s offering is We Are The Best!, a Swedish drama, directed by award-winning director Lukas Moodysson.

The film, which is based in some part on the graphic novel Never Goodnight (Aldrig Godnatt), was written by the director’s wife and follows three 12 to 13-year-old girls in 1982 as they decide to form a punk band. It has already earned critically acclaim, winning the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, as well as prizes at the Philadelphia Film Festival, the Reykjavik International Film Festival and the Guldbagge Awards.

Bypass also boasts a series of audience choice awards and is described by one critic at Time Out New York as “euphorically funny.”

We Are The Best! will be shown at the UCD Student Centre Cinema on Friday, February 21st at 18:00. Tickets available now at www.ucd.ie/studentcentre/ucdcinema/

 

Cernam acquired by IT services company Daybreak

NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at UCD, last week announced that Cernam, a business specialising in digital evidence and investigations, and based at UCDNova, has been acquired by Daybreak, providers of IT services to the biomedical sector.

Cernam, a company that focuses on the forensic collection and use of online data as evidence, is part of a rapidly growing market that is currently worth in the region of $1.4 billion, and has a projected worth of $2.9 billion by 2017.

Daybreak is based in San Matteo, California and Dublin, and provides vital IT services to the biomedical industry, allowing for research and advances that improve patients’ lives on an ongoing basis.

The move, which aims to generate revenue of in and around $10 million over the next three years, will also secure employment for 12 additional employees in Dublin and California.

 

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