See it - Be it! Putting Women in the Picture
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and the Writers Guild of Ireland's Equality Action Committee invite you to join a panel of women filmmakers, representatives from the IFB and the equality committee of the Writers Guild and the Screen Directors Guild to shine a spotlight on women in the Irish film industry.
Date: Saturday 9th of July at 3pm in the Rowing Club Galway.
Location: The Rowing Club Galway
All welcome but places are limited! To secure your place RSVP to
Tara Brady - Film Critic with the Irish Times
Dr.Annie Donna - Acting Chairperson of the Irish Film Board and President of IADT, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
Oonagh Kearney - Writer and Director
Christine Molloy - Writer and Director
Kirsten Sheridan - Writer and Director
We know that far fewer women than men write and direct films and TV drama.
That’s true in Ireland and across the world, and it has consequences not only for the filmmakers themselves but for all of us. When women are out of the picture it can impact on the kinds of stories and characters that end up on our screens. In December 2015 the Irish Film Board took steps that promise to shake up the landscape of Irish film. Their new 6 Point Plan includes 50/50 gender funding parity over three years. It’s bold. It’s innovative. And it’s the of talk of Europe.
But what exactly does it mean for you, the writers and directors?
We’ll be celebrating and learning from the experiences of some of our women filmmakers. And afterwards, we’ll thrash out the challenges and possibilities of this new policy together.
Get informed, motivated and inspired! What’s the story? Join us on Saturday and find out!
Organized by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers Guild of Ireland & the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland: Liz Gill, Dr. Susan Liddy, Lauren Mackenzie and Marian Quinn.