Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

IFI Spotlight

A seminar on new film and TV made in Ireland.

Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 08:46


On Saturday (12th), the IFI hosts Spotlight, a seminar examining new Irish film and TV, ahead of three April film releases; The Sea, Calvary and Living In A Coded Land.

The opening address by David Kavanagh examines the need for a review.

The Year In Review sees Ed Guiney (Element Pictures), Rachel Lysaght (Underground Films), Gerry Shirren (Managing Director, Cartoon Saloon) and Jane Gogan (Head of Drama, RTÉ) examining work in their own disciplines.

Grainne Humphreys (Festival Director, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival), Patrick O’Neill (CEO, Wildcard Distribution), James Hickey (Chief Executive, Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann) and Sunniva O’Flynn (Head of Irish Film Programming, IFI) talk about The Perception of Irish Film.

The new chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke will hose a discussion exploring parallels across disciplines, featuring Irish Times journalist Bernice Harrison, Jesse Jones (visual arts curator), Roise Goan (theatre curator) and Eoin Purcell (publisher, New Island).

I’m taking over the Soapbox slot, offering my own response to the body of film being created right here right now from a feminist perspective.

And the day ends with an audience response to the conversation.

It’s a packed Saturday, and a great way for film, culture and arts fans to nerd out, discuss, learn, disagree and get some brain food. All of the events are free, but you need to book your spot, so go here for more.