Due to the current Israeli activities in the Lebanon, the Irish Film Institute has decided to cancel the sponsorship provided by the Embassy of Israel in Ireland for 'Walk on Water', one of the feature films being screened this Friday in the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.From here. Are they not sponsored by the Arts Council and Lotto funding which I am guessing is supposed to be non-political funding. Thus making them a non-political organization. So where does this leave us now. Is the film Institute now a political organisation. Can we now vote for or against them?. Is their job no longer to promote film but to promote a political message as well? Or am I being to unreasonable? Hat tip Manhattan Notes.