Focus: Filmmaker Forum

Focus: Filmmaker Forum is presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.

Saturday 17 November / 13:00 – 15:00 / Republic of Work / Free but Ticketed

 

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.

The event takes place in advance of the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Focus Shorts 2018 World Premiere screening at the Everyman. 

 

Sessions

 

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