In our third annual focus on Irish film and television, IFI Spotlight 2015 presents a day-long space for in-depth critical engagement with current Irish media culture. IFI Spotlight invites filmmakers, critics, academics and consumers to join us in reviewing the Irish film and television output of the last 12 months and in evaluating the health of Irish moving image culture in national and international terms. We believe that an annual process of considered reflection is essential for the development of a healthy Irish film culture, an informed production community and a cine-literate audience.
Proceedings will be moderated by Dr. Margaret Kelleher, Chairperson of the IFI Board of Directors.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 20 YEARS A GROWING (11.00–11.30)
With Dr. Roddy Flynn (Chair of the MA in Film Television Studies, DCU)
PANEL 1: WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR? 2014 IN REVIEW (11.40–13.15)
With David Rane (producer and festival director); Shimmy Marcus (director and founder of Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting); Birch Hamilton (Exec. Director Screen Directors Guild); Tomm Moore (animator and Oscar nominee); and Micheál Ó Meallaigh (Commissioning Director TG4).
With Brian Finnegan (Editor of GCN and author of The Forced Redundancy Film Club)
PANEL 2: “I’M NOT A FAN OF IRISH MOVIES” (14.50–16.20)
With director Lenny Abrahamson; writer/director Carmel Winters; and The Sunday Times' chief arts writer, Eithne Shortall. Chaired by Dr. Debbie Ging, School of Communications, DCU.
IT’S A WRAP (16.30–17.00)
Dr. Margaret Kelleher will summarise the day’s proceedings and invite comments from the floor.
Full day (11.00 - 17.00): €8 (BOOK NOW)
Morning session (11.00 - 13.15): €5 (BOOK NOW)
Afternoon session (14.15 - 17.00): €5 (BOOK NOW)
Please note that the IFI Café Bar is offering a Special Lunch Deal on the day with Soup & Sandwich €7.50
The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council
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