- IFTA Skills in Focus: Debut Feature Directing - Excellence in the Craft
The Skills in Focus:Debut Feature Film Panel will share the specific skill set required to make a top-level First Feature. Panelists Attending:
Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), Cathy Brady (Wildfire), and Aoife Crehan (The Last Right),with moderator Dearbhla Walsh (The Handmaid’s Tale)
September 3rd, 2pm
- IFTA Skills in Focus: Documentary - Excellence in the Craft
The Skills in Focus:Documentary Panel will share the specific skill set required to make top-level documentaries. Panelists Attending:
Dan Reed(Leaving Neverland, Terror in Mumbai, The Valley); Emer Reynolds (The Farthest, Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away); Brendan Byrne (Bobby Sands: 66 Days, Gaza, No Stone Unturned)Sinéad Ó Shea (A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot)
August 28th 2pm
- IFTA Skills in Focus: Cinematography - Excellence in the Craft
The Skills in Focus:Cinematography Panel will share the specific skill set required to become a top-level Cinematographer. Panelists Attending:
Cathal Watters(Rosie, Finky, Dark Lies the Island); Piers McGrail (Never Geow Old, Ordinary Love, Calm with Horses); Kate McCullough (Arracht, Normal People) Moderator: Ian Power
August 25th 11am
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Be Good or Be Gone
Two petty criminal cousins receive a temporary release from prison.The film follows their misfortunes over four days.
Cathal Nally (Director/Producer) , Les Martin (Actor/Producer/Co- writer), Declan Mills (Actor/Producer), Alan Sherlock (Actor) & Joe Conlan (Composer) will participate
July 6th 4pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Full Circle
From the Gaza strip to Newgrange, Full Circle follows the lives of two men; an Irish war journalist Malcolm Walker (Michael Bates) and an American, Travis Sear (Mark Schrier).
Director Noel Brady, cast & crew will participate.
July 1st 6pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Rosie
A woman, her husband and their four children find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, the couple desperately search for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.
Paddy Breathnach (Director) Roddy Doyle (Writer) & Sarah Greene (Actor) will participate
July 3rd 2pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Metal Heart
Fraternal twin sisters Emma (Jordanne Jones) and Chantal (Leah McNamara) are worlds apart. When their parents go away for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over, especially when the mysterious next door neighbour (Moe Dunford) moves back in.
Director Hugh O'Conor and cast Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Aaron Heffernon and Sean Doyle will participate.
July 1st 4pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Animals
Animals tells the story of Laura and Tyler - two girls who like to party. Drink, drugs, and general debauchery infuse their days while their careers and lives remain on hold.
Cast & Filmmakers in attendance - TBC
June 30th 6pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Dublin Oldschool
Aspiring DJ Jason reconnects with his brother Daniel on a drug-fuelled weekend trip through Dublin, discovering that their different lives may have more in common than they thought.
Dave Tynan (Director/Writer)Emmet Kirwan (Lead Actor/Writer) Ian Lloyd-Anderson (Actor)JJ Rolfe (Director of Photography) will participate.
June 30th 4pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - The New Music
After a Parkinson's diagnosis a classically trained pianist embarks on a path of self discovery leading him to a punk band.
Chiara Viale (Director/Writer) Philip Kidd (co-producer, cinematographer and editor) and Cilléin Mc Evoy (Lead Actor) will participate
June 29th 6pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Never Grow Old
Debauchery. Greed. Murder. Welcome to Garlow. The once-peaceful frontier town is now a den of vice after vicious outlaw Dutch Albert (John Cusack) and his gang arrived and began gunning down their opposition.
Writer/Director Ivan Kavanagh, Producer Jacqueline Kerrin & Dominic Wright, cast Molly McCannm, Tim Ahern and Sean Gormley will participate.
June 29th 3pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - The Breadwinner
Parvana, an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule, must pretend to be a boy to support her family.
Director Nora Twomey and Producer Paul Young will participate
June 23rd 3pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - The Dig
After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim's father searching for the body. Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of him is to help him dig.
Directors Andy & Ryan Tohill, Actors Moe Dunford, Emily Taaffe and Lorcan Cranitch will participate
June 16th 3pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Extra Ordinary
Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame. Directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Actors Maeve Higgins, Terri Chandler and Barry Ward, and producers Katie Holly and Mary McCarthy will participate
June 17th 3pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Finky
Running away from his tragic past, outcast and broken, Micí Finky is on a psychedelic, high-speed odyssey straight to the bottom of his own personal hell.
Writer & Director: Dathaí Keane, Writer: Diarmuid de Faoite, Cast: Dara Devaney, Fionnuala Gygax & Producer: Eileen Seoighe will participate
June 18th 3pm
- IFTA Screen Discussions - Black '47
Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.
Lance Daly, Producer: Macdara Kelleher and actors James Frecheville and Stephen Rea will take part in an online discussion.
June 19th 2pm