ABOUT the academy
history of ifta, PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITES
In 2006, the Irish Film and Television Academy was established and opened Membership to all professionals working in the fields of Irish television and film. The aim of the IFTA Academy is the stimulation of original and creative production work, and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television.
The proposed ways to enforce this ideology are:
- Encouraging high standards of art and technique in persons engaged in production work and to celebrate excellence through the annual Awards Ceremony.
- Raising the profile of Irish talent & production, by actively promoting Irish excellence within the Academy and ensuring that achievements are recognised and respected throughout the world.
- Establishing an academic programme of activities to nurture and encourage emerging Irish talent.
- Safeguarding the integrity of the Irish Academy's annual Film and Television Awards.
Some of the Academy's programme of events include:
- The Academy hosts a number of feature film and television screenings for both Full and Associate Members.
- There are special Screenings of titles during Voting Season in the lead up to the annual Awards ceremony.
- Educational events, lectures, debates, masterclasses, Q&A's, In Conversation With... events, workshops, along with networking evenings and social events.
- The Academy partners with IFTN to produce the Annual Irish Film & Television Awards ceremony.
- The Academy extends its membership to international members and also invites a core group of international jury members in order to bring the work of Irish talent to the attention of prominent industry representatives across the world.
- The Academy has established an official archive/catalogue of photography, publications, formal records of Nominees & Winners to ensure an accurate and comprehensive history of the Academy in the future.