Irish Film Institute International and Culture Ireland 

Programming Irish Film Worldwide

Saturday 11 July 2020, 14.00 – 15.00


IFI International & Culture Ireland – International Networking at the Fleadh
Panel Discussion featuring Irish Filmmakers and Film Festivals Chaired by IFI International
Followed by Q&A
Invitees: Irish Festivals, International Festivals, Filmmakers, Screen Ireland, Industry

IFI International returns to the virtual Galway Film Fleadh to discuss the challenges facing international programmers of Irish film in a post-COVID landscape. We will hear from festival programmers about reconfiguration of events online and in theatre and from a range of other stakeholders on their relationship with the Irish film festival network. Festival programmers, who have availed of the extensive services of IFI International, will discuss common goals, new challenges and available supports for international exhibition of Irish film. Filmmakers will learn how to channel work into the international cultural network.

Key contributors include:

  • Dónal Ó Céilleachair
    Director The Camino Voyage, Dreamtime Revisited
  • Barry Ward
    Actor Extra Ordinary, Dating Amber, Maze
  • Kelly O’Connor
    Festival & Programme Director, Irish Film London
  • Susanna Pellis
    Festival Director, Irish Film Festa Roma
  • Will Fitzgerald
    Programme Director, Galway Film Fleadh

Moderated by
Sunniva O’Flynn,
Head of Irish Film Progamming, IFI

IFI International is the Irish film programming service for international exhibitors which brings more than 250 Irish films to over 47,000 people at more than 130 events in 55 countries each year. Drawing on the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive and elsewhere, and liaising with directors, producers and distributors, IFI International provides access for cultural exhibitors to new and classic Irish cinema.
The IFI is supported by the Arts Council. IFI International is funded by Culture Ireland.

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