We know that far fewer women than men write and direct films and TV drama. That’s true in Ireland and across the world, and it has consequences not only for the filmmakers themselves but for all of us. When women are out of the picture it can impact on the kinds of stories and characters that end up on our screens.
In December 2015 the Irish Film Board took steps that promise to shake up the landscape of Irish film. Their new 6 Point Plan includes 50/50 gender funding parity over three years.
It’s bold. It’s innovative. And it’s the of talk of Europe.
But what exactly does it mean for you, the writers and directors? Join a panel of women filmmakers, representatives from the IFB and the equality committee of the Writers Guild and the Screen Directors Guild to shine a spotlight on women in the Irish film industry.
We’ll be celebrating and learning from the experiences of some of our women filmmakers. And afterwards, we’ll thrash out the challenges and possibilities of this new policy together. Get informed, motivated and inspired!
What’s the story? Join us on Saturday at 3 pm in the Rowing Club and find out!
- Kirsten Sheridan (Writer/Director)
- Christine Molloy (Writer/Director)
- Oonagh Kearney (Writer/Director)
- Tara Brady (Irish Times)
Followed by open discussion with Dr. Annie Doona (Chair IFB) and members of the EAC.
Organized by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) Liz Gill, Dr. Susan Liddy, Lauren Mackenzie, Marian Quinn of the Writers Guild of Ireland & the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.
NOTE: Tickets for this event are free but for online bookings there is a €1 per ticket booking fee that is applied by the external online service provider.
You can avoid this booking fee if you call 091-569777 or visit the Town Hall Theatre box office in person to get your ticket. Apologies for any inconvenience.