Minister Mary Hanafin to Launch IFTA

On Wednesday 19th January in the Mansion House, Dublin, Mary Hanafin T.D, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport will officially launch the Irish Film & Television Academy 2011 roll-out as well as announce the IFTA Awards Honorary Award recipient and also convey her congratulations to IFTA 2011 Nominees.

Those in attendance will include:


Maya Derrington

Nominated Producer, Pyjama Girls

PJ Dillon

Nominated Director/Writer/DOP, Rewind, The Runway

Sarah Flood

Nominated Actress, Fair City

Edwina Forkin

Nominated Producer, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne

Katie Holly

Nominated Producer, Sensation

Macdara Kelleher

Nominated Producer, The Runway

Julie LeBrocquay

Nominated Producer, Burma Soldier

Rachel Lysaght

Nominated Producer, The Pipe

Catherine Magee

Nominated Producer, When Harvey Met Bob

Suzanne McAuley

Nominated Producer, Love/Hate, RAW

Eamon Morrissey

Nominated Actor, Fair City

Marcella Plunkett

Nominated Actress, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne

Ian Power

Nominated Director, The Runway

Saoirse Ronan

Nominated Actress, The Way Back


Ronan Flynn

Octagon Films

Brian Furey


Barbara Galvin

Screen Producers Ireland

David Kavanagh

Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild

Muirne Laffan

RTÉ Guide

Tommy McCabe


Kevin Moriarty

Ardmore Studios

Michael O Meallaigh


Sheamus Smith

Former Irish Film Censor