Focus: Filmmaker Forum
Focus: Filmmaker Forum is presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.
Cork Film Festival’s inaugural Focus: Filmmaker Forum offers attending filmmakers the opportunity to take part in an informal networking event comprising a series of round table sessions, aimed at guiding participants through the process of developing their first feature from development and financing, through production, festival strategy and distribution.
Participants sign up for five 15-minute sessions, where key Irish and international film industry players will take questions and advise on making the transition from short to feature filmmaking, and how to efficiently produce and exploit your film.
Light refreshments will be provided.
TABLE 1: DEVELOPMENT
Heather Browning – Development Executive, Deadpan Pictures
Eimear Markey – Development Executive, Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland
TABLE 2: FINANCING
Sarah Dillon – Development Manager, the WRAP Fund
James Hickey – Chief Executive, Fís Eireann / Screen Ireland
TABLE 3: PRODUCTION
Siún Ní Raghallaigh – CEO, Troy Studios & Ardmore Studios
Liam Ryan – Production Freelancer
TABLE 4: DISTRIBUTION
Patrick O’Neill – Managing Director, Wildcard Distribution
Audrey Sheils – Head of Distribution, Element Pictures
TABLE 5: FESTIVAL STRATEGY
Sharon Badal – Vice President of Filmmaker Relations / Short Film Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival
Don O’Mahony – Senior Programmer, Cork Film Festival