4 December 2021 The Irish Film & Television Network
New Horizons: Women in the Irish Film & Television Industries Event in Limerick
01 Mar 2017 :
The day-long event in Limerick will monitor what’s been happening for women in the Irish film and television industry over the last year. And what needs to happen in 2017 to bring about the change we need for an equal industry.

The 2017 colloquium is a national and international conversation.


It’s line-up includes the following:

  • Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO Creative England
  • Professor Anna Wahl of KTH Stockholm, a renowned expert on gendered organisational cultures and combating unconscious bias. Professor Wahl has worked closely with many organisations including the Swedish Film Institute.
  • Melissa Silverstein who is a writer, campaigner and blogger. Founder of Women and Hollywood and Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival.

Two Irish panels with look at gender and organisations and finding and nurturing female talent. Confirmed speakers for those panels include:

  • Celine Craig - Deputy CEO, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
  • James Hickey - CEO Irish Film Board
  • Alan Esslemont - Director General, TG4
  • Jane Gogan - Head of Drama, RTE
  • Teresa McGrane – Deputy CEO Irish Film Board
  • Lesley McKimm -  Project Manager Irish Film Board
  • Orla O Connor - Director National Women’s Council of Ireland
  • Siobhan Farrell  -Eclipse Pictures – Film Distributors
  • Rebecca O Flanagan – Producer Treasure Entertainment
  • Rebecca Daly – filmmaker
  • Guest Chairs: Lauren McKenzie, Amy Rowan and Marian Quinn

Alike the 2016 event there will be a diverse audience – writers, producers, directors, film festival programmers, educators, to name just a few.  There will be representatives from organisations like the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish Film Board, Screen Training Ireland, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Screen Producers Ireland, Writers Guild of Ireland, Equality Action Committee, Women in Film and Television. 

Lunch, tea, coffee, wine reception, good company and great debate in a fun and informal atmosphere.

Cost: €15 or €10 euro for students.

Book via the website now.

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