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 filmireland@gmail.com.

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.

Pat McCabe in Conversation with Dermot Bolger Wicklow, 14th March 2020. Free but booking essential.

This Moment: Women Make Films. Dublin, 10th March 2020. Tessa Power and Treasa O’Brien, artist-filmmakers, have been invited to programme a screening for International Working Women’s Day in Blackrock Library at 6.30pm.

Cinematic Inspirations: Peter O’Brien Dublin 8th March 2020. Recognized as one of Ireland’s top designers in theatre and fashion, Peter O’Brien is in Dublin for a talk on his favourite films. A longtime movie fan, Peter will take the audience through an illustrated talk of the films which influenced his career.

Diversity Panel: Gender in Screen. Dublin, 7th March 2020.  A group of Irish and International filmmakers come together to discuss the state of contemporary cinema and the strategies being used to bring about change.

Charlie Kaufman Screenwriting Masterclass Dublin, 5th March 2020.  Open to industry professionals – Writers/Directors/Producers – with at least 3 years industry experience and a proven track record with at least 2 professional credits. The masterclass will benefit professionals with projects in active development. Applicants must be selected to participate

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.

Artists Information Clinic Wicklow, 18th January 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 screening Bray,  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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