The National Film School Lecture Series in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board present Tomm Moore, Academy Award®-nominated Animation Director.
Tomm Moore co-founded Cartoon Saloon in 1999 and, during the company’s history, he has worked as Director, Art Director, Storyboarder, Animator and Illustrator on a range of projects. He has directed two feature films, The Secret Of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014), and both received Oscar® nominations for Best Animated Feature. Tomm also directed the “On Love” segment for The Prophet (2014), a feature animation produced by Salma Hayek, based on the book by Kahlil Gibran. Winner of two IFTAs, and co-creator of TV series, Puffin Rock, Tomm is dividing his time between the development of his latest project, Wolf Walkers, and Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, of which he is a producer.
The talk will be held on the IADT campus in Room A019 at 2.00 pm on WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2016 at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology | Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
The National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Academy Award®-nominated Costume Designer Consolata Boyle.
Consolata Boyle trained as a designer (set and costumes) at the Abbey Theatre, but is best known as a costume designer for film and television. Credits include Into the West; The Winslow Boy, directed by David Mamet; Angela’s Ashes, directed by Alan Parker; The Lion in Winter (HBO), for which she received a Primetime Emmy® Award; The Iron Lady (with Meryl Streep); Neil Jordan’s Byzantium; Miss Julie (with Jessica Chastain); and Testament of Youth (with Alicia Vikander). She has worked eight times with Stephen Frears, including The Snapper; The Queen (with Helen Mirren), for which she won a Costume Designers Guild Award plus Oscar® and BAFTA nominations; Chéri; Philomena (her third CDG nomination); and Florence Foster Jenkins (again with Meryl Streep), currently in post-production.
The talk will be held, on the IADT campus, in Room A021 at 5.00 pm on Thursday 21 January 2016 – all are welcome to attend.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology | Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin,
The National Film School Lecture Series (in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board) present Nelson Lowry, Production Designer / Animator.
Nelson Lowry is the Supervising Production Designer for Laika (Oregon). Winner of the (US) National Society of Film Critics’ Award for Best Production Design for his work on Fantastic Mr. Fox, his extensive credits include The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Corpse Bride, and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine. Nelson contributed to twenty-two episodes of The PJs, a Touchstone Pictures stop-motion animated TV series for which he won a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. He has also been nominated for several Annie Awards.
This event is presented in partnership with the Dublin Animation Film Festival and takes place on friday, 16th October 2015 on IADT campus in Room A019, Atrium Building at 2.45pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Ryan Tubridy.
Ryan Tubridy is one of Ireland’s leading broadcasters, a presenter of live shows on radio and television. Current host of The Late Late Show and a weekday morning radio show called Tubridy, he previously presented RTÉ 2fm’s breakfast radio show, The Full Irish, which was ultimately the second most popular radio programme in Ireland. From 2004 until 2009, he presented the Saturday night TV chat show Tubridy Tonight. He later left RTÉ 2fm to present weekday morning radio programme The Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, but returned in 2010 to present Tubridy. In recent years, Ryan has also worked on BBC Radio 2.
TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
On campus, in Room A019 at 12.00 Noon (finish at 12.45)
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Nick Dudman, Oscar® nominated Make-up Designer.
Nick Dudman and his team created the prosthetic make-up and the magical animatronic creatures for the Harry Potter films, garnering many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award® nomination for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2012. He has been nominated for eight BAFTAs, winning for The Fifth Element in 1998. Nick has just completed series 2 of John Logan’s Penny Dreadful at Ardmore Studios for Showtime. His many credits include: Batman Begins (2005); Judge Dredd (1995); Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994); Batman (1989); and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
THURSDAY 19th MARCH 2015
A026 at 3.00 pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Jim Duggan, Screenscene & VFX.
Jim Duggan is the Managing Director of Screenscene” Mr. Duggan and a colleague from Screenscene’s VFX team will make a presentation about their work including Game of Thrones (Season 1); Secret State; Ripper Street; Last Days On Mars; Moonfleet; Loving Miss Hatto; Frank; and A Good Day to Die Hard.
When: THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015
Where: A019 at 5.00 pm
The National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Lucia Zucchetti, Film Editor.
Lucia Zucchetti is a graduate of the National Film & Television School (UK) and received Primetime Emmy and ACE Eddie Award nominations for editing Jay Roach’s TV movie, Game Change (HBO, 2012), starring Julianne Moore. She has worked three times for Irish director, John Crowley: Intermission (2003); Boy A (2007 – BAFTA TV Award); and Closed Circuit (2013) and also regularly with Lynne Ramsay: Morvern Callar (2002); Ratcatcher (1999); plus several award-winning shorts. Work with Stephen Frears includes: Chéri (2009); The Queen (2006 – BAFTA and EFA nominations); and Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005).
The lecture takes place on WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2015 at the NFS Building, Room QS159 at 5.00 pm
The National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Des Whelan.
Des is one of the most highly-respected camera operators in the world, working on every genre of film from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006). His extensive credits include features with Tim Burton: Big Eyes (2014); Dark Shadows (2012); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007); and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2003); and Jim Sheridan: In the Name of the Father (1993), The Field (1990); and My Left Foot (1989). Other recent work includes: Fury (2014); Thor: The Dark World (2013); Prince of Persia (2010); The Wolfman (2010); and Sherlock Holmes (2009).
The lecture takes place on WEDNESDAY 21 JANUARY 2015 in A025 at 6.00 pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannan na hEireann / The Irish Film Board] present Pat Collins, IFTA Winning Documentary Maker
Pat Collins is one of the best documentary makers working in Ireland today. A former editor of Film West magazine, he has won multiple awards for his work, including: Michael Hartnett: A Necklace of Wrens (1999); Oileán Thoraí (2002); Abbas Kiarostami; The Art of Living (2003); Marooned (2004), John McGahern: A Private World (2004); Gabriel Byrne – Stories From Home (2009); Tim Robinson: Connemara (2011); and Living in a Coded Land (2014). In 2013, his first fiction feature, Silence, was widely acclaimed.
Date: Wednesday 12th November @ 12.00 noon
Venue: C036, Carriglea Building, IADT, Dun Laoghaire
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present ’30 Lessons of a Producer’, a lecture by producer Nik Powell.
In the early 1970s, Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson. He formed Palace Pictures with Stephen Woolley in 1982 and exec. produced all productions, including Neil Jordan’s Company of Wolves; Mona Lisa; and, Oscar® winning, The Crying Game. In 1992, Nik and Stephen formed Scala Productions, where they produced Terence Davies’ The Neon Bible; Little Voice by Mark Herman; and Fred Schepsi’s Last Orders. For nine years he was the Chairman of European Film Academy and host of the European Film Awards. Nik has been Director of the UK’s National Film and Television School since 2005 and is Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee.
Tuesday, 4th MARCH 2014
A025 at 6.00 pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Robbie Ryan B.S.C.
Robbie Ryan is one of the leading young cinematographers in Britain and Ireland. He studied at IADT, when it was the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, and his credits include: Stephen Frears’ Philomena; Ruairi Robinson’s Last Days on Mars; Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa; Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share; and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, for which he won a number of awards, including the prize for Outstanding Technical Contribution at the Venice Film Festival, an Evening Standard British Film Award, and a Bronze Frog at Camerimage. He has shot two other films for Andrea Arnold: Fish Tank and Red Road.
Robbie will be interviewed by Ciarán Tanham, President of the Irish Society of Cinematographers.
WENESDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2014
IADT, Dun Laoghaire
A021 at 6.00 pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board] present Lenny Abrahamson, Director.
TUESDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2013
Room A025 at 10am
After directing an award-winning short and numerous television commercials, both in Ireland and internationally, Lenny Abrahamson’s début film, Adam & Paul, won the Best First Feature award at the 2004 Galway Film Fleadh and the Grand Prix at the 2005 Sofia International Film Festival. His second feature film, Garage, was selected for the Director’s Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and won the CICAE Art and Essai award. Lenny has also directed for television: Prosperity, the superb four one-hour series for RTÉ. What Richard Did, his third film, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and all four of these projects won IFTAs. His latest feature, Frank, a comedy about a young wannabe musician, starring Michael Fassbender is currently in post-production.
National Film School Lecture Series
[in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board]
Oscar® winning Costume Designer
Jenny Beavan is one of the most respected costume designers in the world and has received nine Academy Award® nominations, winning in 1985 for A Room with a View, one of her many collaborations with Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. Her other Oscar® nominations were The King’s Speech (which won a Costume Designers’ Guild Award); Gosford Park (BAFTA winner); Anna and the King; Sense and Sensibility; The Remains of the Day; Howards End; Maurice; and The Bostonians. Her most recent work includes: Cranford; the two Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Jr; Gambit; and Mad Max: Fury Road, currently in post.
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2013
On campus, Atrium Building Room A025 at 6.00 pm
All are welcome to attend
National Film School Lecture Series
[in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board]
Rebecca O’Brien is one of Britain’s leading producers, and started her career on early Channel Four films and dramas, including My Beautiful Laundrette, as location manager. Her first film with Ken Loach was Hidden Agenda and, since then, they have made twelve feature films together, including: My Name is Joe; Looking for Eric; The Wind That Shakes the Barley; and The Angels’ Share. They formed Sixteen Films in 2002. Rebecca also produced the Bean movie for Working Title. She has sat on various film industry boards including PACT, and The UK Film Council, and was recently elected to the Board of the European Film Academy.
TUESDAY 29 JANUARY 2013
IADT (Room A025) at 6.00 pm
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board] presents Tony Lawson, Film Editor.
Tony Lawson is one of Britain’s leading film editors. He has worked with some of the greatest directors in recent cinema history, including Stanley Kubrick (Barry Lyndon); Nicolas Roeg (Bad Timing and Eureka); and Sam Peckinpah (Straw Dogs and Cross of Iron). Since 1996 he has edited all of Neil Jordan’s films, including Michael Collins (co-credit); The Butcher Boy; In Dreams; The End of the Affair; The Good Thief; Breakfast on Pluto; The Brave One; Ondine; and Byzantium, which is currently in post-production.
The lecture takes place on TUESDAY, 27th MARCH in A025 at 5.30 pm at The National Film School at IADT
National Film School Lecture Series [in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board]
Sinéad Cusack is one of our most distinguished actors on stage and screen today, currently playing the title role in Juno and the Paycock at the Abbey, in a co-production with Britain’s National Theatre. She has performed with great success with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway, receiving two Tony nominations for Much Ado about Nothing; and Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Recent screen credits include V for Vendetta; John Boorman’s The Tiger’s Tail (IFTA Award); David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises; and Camelot (TV).
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER
C026 at 2.30pm
The first NFS Lecture of 2011/12 will take place on Thursday, 20th October
C026, Carriglea Building, IADT at 2.00pm. Spaces are limited so please contact: email@example.com
The National Film School Lecture Series
[in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board]
Penny Eyles is one of Britain’s leading script supervisors. Her early credits include three classic films for Ken Loach: Poor Cow (TV); Kes; and Family Life (TV); as well as three with Terry Gilliam: Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Time Bandits; and Brazil. Perhaps best known for her work with Stephen Frears over thirty years, on films such as My Beautiful Laundrette; Prick Up Your Ears; Dangerous Liaisons; and The Queen; she has also collaborated with Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields); Sally Potter (Orlando); and Robert Altman (Gosford Park).
National Film School Lecture Series in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board welcome Thaddeus O’Sullivan as part of its National Film School Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 9th at 10.30am. All are welcome to attend.
Thaddeus O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s leading film and television directors. Born in Dublin, he graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and began his career as an avant-garde film maker and freelance cinematographer. His credits include: December Bride (Special Prize, European Film Awards); Nothing Personal; Witness to the Mob (TV); Ordinary Decent Criminal (with Kevin Spacey and Peter Mullan); The Heart of Me (with Helen Bonham Carter); Silent Witness (TV); and Into the Storm (TV – Primetime Emmy nomination: Best Director)
The lecture takes place in Room C028 at 10.30am