A selection of our Previous Events
Take a Break: Co-Production and Maximising tax incentives Presented by BAFTA & IFTA in association with Sargent-Disc
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative event, co-hosted by BAFTA and IFTA, took place at BAFTA, Piccadilly. A full house of Irish and UK Film Producers and members of the wider industry from both Academies were in attendance. Discussing the recently enhanced tax incentive for Film & Drama in Ireland were panellists James Flynn, (Producer) Octagon Films, Mark Byrne (Head of Business Affairs) Element Pictures, John Gleeson (Head of Media) Grant Thornton, Frith Tiplady (Head of Production) Tiger Aspect, chaired by Isobel Davis (Head of International, BFI). The enhanced tax incentive which came into effect on January 21st, offering up to 32% tax credit programme for film & television productions made in Ireland.
Panel Discussions: A Celebration of Irish Craftmanship in Film & Television
IFTA honoured Irish Creatives who work tirelessly behind the scenes at ‘A Celebration of Irish Craftmanship in Film & Television’ event in London, with panel guests including Irish Casting Director Ros Hubbard (The Commitments, Far and Away, Enemy at the Gates); Costume Designer Lorna Marie Mugan (Ripper Street, Shadow Dancer); Director Aisling Walsh (Loving Miss Hatto; Song for a Raggy Boy), Cinematographer Suzie Lavelle (One Hundred Mornings) and colourist Aidan Farrell (Downton Abbey, The Shadow Line).
The annual Spring Reception - IFTA London
With on average circa 170 guests, comprised of IFTA Members and representatives from the Irish and UK film, television and cultural sectors, have attended this important networking event at the Embassy of Ireland in London. Speaking at one of the events Irish Ambassador Bobby McDonagh said: “The visual arts, and particularly film and television, reach a world-wide audience. Images of Ireland on screen - as well as our talented writers, directors and actors - have had a particular impact on how Ireland is viewed around the world. The Embassy is very pleased to be able to support IFTA in the valuable work that it does.”
IFTA London hosts screenings at various venues around London including special screenings and discussions at the BAFTA HQ in London in both the Princess Anne Theatre and the David Lean room. A special past screening was the Irish Award-winning debut film ‘As If I Am Not There’ directed by Juanita Wilson and was Ireland's official submission in the Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars.