The inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival will open in Limerick in March 2020 presenting a film programme that prioritises stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera. Led by Dr. Susan Liddy and Vanessa Gildea, the festival will endeavour to create a more inclusive industry and films screened at Catalyst will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.

There will be panel discussions, workshops and Q&As where topical issues of the day will be enthusiastically debated with filmmakers, guest speakers, industry personnel and audience members. Catalyst International Film Festival believes that equality is key to enriching filmmaking and audiences and it is core to this festival.

The festival is now accepting submissions via Film Freeway: 

More screenings and events to be announced.


The Catalyst Film Festival runs from 20-21st March in Limerick. 



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