Dates for Your Diary: Upcoming Events of Interest

We want to keep you up to date with film-related events happening around the country that may be of interest. We’ll update the list as events come in.

If you have an event that you think would be of interest to our readers, please let us know at


Doing Women’s Film and Television History V: Forming Histories/Histories in Formation  – Maynooth University, 20 – 22 May 2020

The fifth biennial Doing Women’s Film & Television History conference invites proposals from researchers and practitioners engaged in the exploration, uncovering, archiving and dissemination of women’s roles in film and television, as well as wider media, both in the past and today.

The 16th Irish Screen Studies Seminar – Ulster University, 6 – 7 May 2020 

The Irish Screen Studies Seminar provides a unique platform for the presentation of new work – research, practice, and research through practice – by scholars and filmmakers from third-level institutions in Ireland, as well as those working on Irish screen-related topics in other universities and colleges worldwide.

The seminar is aimed at academic researchers and practitioners in film and screen cultures in the broadest sense, touching on audio, film, television, digital media, transmedia, gaming and related interdisciplinary activity. The ISSS actively promotes the exchange of ideas and offers postgraduate and early career researchers and practitioners an ideal opportunity to present evolving screen-related research and practice in a constructive and encouraging forum. Conference papers will be archived on the Irish Screen Studies website.

Careers in Screen – IFI, 3rd March 2020 

An inspiring and innovative day of events for young people interested in a career in the film & TV industry. Aimed at a senior Cycle students aged 15–18, the event will feature special guests drawn from diverse film and TV disciplines.

Bow Street Open Day –28th February 2020.

Bow Street is a creative hub for Actors and Filmmakers based in the heart of Dublin. Book your place for the open day at

Representations of Child Sexual Abuse in drama & film: Ruth Barton, Emilie Pine & Neha Kamrani – 4-5.30pm, room C216, UCD, 27th February 2020

Book Launch: Burt Reynolds on Screen with author Wayne Byrne. Naas Library, 7pm, 21st Feb 2020

Queer Visibility, Media Industries and Production Cultures: An Irish Case Study – UCD, 18th February 2020.

This presentation traces the turbulent history and dynamics of queer visibility in the Irish media to explore the processes by which a regionally based media system shaped queer identities within a highly conservative and religious population

Workshop on directing a first feature film with BAFTA Award winning film director John Maclean. Film in Limerick. 12th & 13th February.

Taking a break from preparations for his second feature film, Maclean will be visiting Ennis and Limerick to share his experiences and tips on making short films and how he made the jump to directing feature films.

FÍS TV Summit  – Galway, 23rd Jan 2020

The 2020 edition will focus on Developing TV Drama as its theme and promises a host of case studies, panels and key-note interviews tackling this crucial phase in the genesis of any project.

Book Launch:  Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema with authors Roddy Flynn & Tony Tracy – IFI, 6pm, 23rd Jan 2020.

Artists Information Clinic – Wicklow, 18th Jan 2020 

Wicklow County Arts Office invites artists of all disciplines to an Information Clinic on Funding to advise and support artists about the practicalities and requirements of making quality funding applications both locally and in competing for funding nationally

FilmParlour: Grey Gardens free screeningBray,  18th Jan 2020

Albert and David Maysles’ fascinating documentary made in 1975 about an upper class mother and daughter who end up living in poverty in the derelict Grey Gardens mansion.


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