Third Annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium


The third annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will take place across three days in venues across Dublin, from the 6th to the 8th of June 2014. The John Ford Ireland symposium is a unique three-day event encompassing screenings, discussions, master classes, lectures, workshops, music and song, that encourages vibrant discussion, fresh understanding and renewed appreciation of Ford’s mastery in film.


The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium explores and honours the work and prevailing legacy of one of the most influential filmmakers of all time – the legendary John Ford.  An Irish-American, Ford is considered among Ireland’s greatest emigrant sons, responsible for creating some of the most enduring films in cinematic history. Those films continue to inspire and influence filmmakers across the globe, and resonate with audiences of all ages.


In the first three years John Ford Ireland has welcomed a wide range of renowned luminaries as well as young creative talent and veteran Filmmakers including Clint Eastwood, Peter Bogdanovich, Bertrand Tavernier, John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Stephen Frears, Joel Cox and Sean Bobbitt; members of Ford’s family and company (including Dan Ford and Patrick Wayne); and Ford experts, academics and authors, including Joseph McBride, Glenn Frankel and Gaylyn Studlaramong many more.


A full programme of events will be published on


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