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IFTA Film Committee

  • 	Liam Cunningham	Liam Cunningham

    Irish actor Liam Cunningham has appeared in both the highest, and second highest, grossing Irish independent film The Guard (2011) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). In 2012, Cunningham joined the main cast for the second season of HBO's Game of Thrones and was nominated for an IFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and he won the award in 2018.

  • 	Neasa Hardiman	Neasa Hardiman
    Director / Writer

    Neasa is a BAFTA-winning director and screenwriter. Currently writing a thriller screenplay with Dreamworks, Neasa recently directed Jessica Jones for Marvel / Netflix, after teaming with New York's Killer Films to direct the story of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Z: The Beginning of Everything, and making acclaimed gritty murder drama Happy Valley for BBC/Netflix. She directs her award-winning sci-fi screenplay Sea Fever this summer. Born in Dublin, Neasa holds two Master's degrees. Her early formation includes producing and directing with RTÉ, where she designed the corporate logo, made award-winning creative and investigative documentaries, before becoming the youngest director of in-house drama Fair City.

  • 	Deirdre Hopkins	Deirdre Hopkins
    IFTA Director

    To follow.

  • 	Alan Moloney	Alan Moloney
    Producer, Parallel Films

    Alan is a producer/actor who worked on making an award-winning series of films of all 19 of Samuel Beckett's stage plays. He has also been responsible for TV dramas in Ireland and the UK including Kingdom and The Clinic. He was a co-producer on The Siege of Jadotville, which won three IFTAs. More recently, in 2017, he was a producer on Mark O'Rowe's film The Deliquent Season and Haifaa Al-Mansour's Mary Shelley.

  • 	Áine Moriarty	Áine Moriarty

    To follow.