Special Panel Discussion – Changing Attitudes: Women in Film & Television

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Saturday 28th April – 1pm

It has been an eventful year for gender equality. We are particularly pleased to welcome this ‘Women in Film and Television Panel’, an opportunity to discuss the rewards and challenges of being a woman creating in what has traditionally been a male field.

Through bringing together a group of women at very different stages in their careers, from established industry professionals to young emerging filmmakers, a dialogue will be generated around the way this situation has changed, is changing and will continue to change.

The panel includes:

Fiona Gough
An award-winning producer/director with extensive TV and radio experience, Fiona is a BBC trained journalist and started working in TV in the 1990s at Granada TV’s World In Action programme. Fiona has worked as a producer/director with BBC Panorama, RTÉ Primetime and also on documentaries. She is currently based at RTÉ Cork.

Naoimh Reilly
Naoimh has worked in the media industry for over ten years and is an award winning filmmaker. Her awards include: Best of Show – Top Award, Hollywood Now Film Festival; Award of Outstanding Excellence – Women Filmmaker Category, Hollywood Now Film Festival; Best Thought Provoking Film – Metamora Film Festival.

Catherine Mulvihill
Catherine has been teaching at St Johns Central College film department for many years. She specialises in all aspects of Production Design and Scriptwriting. She is a graduate of Crawford College of Art and Design had previously worked extensively as a set designer for local and national stage productions.

Eleanor Rogers
An aspiring writer/director from Louth selected for the 2018 YMVC mentoring programme. She is a 4th year film student in the National Film School, IADT, where she is currently completing her graduate short Breastfriends.

Olivia Walsh
A young filmmaker studying Fine Arts in Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork. She has been making films for over ten years and been Jury Selected for her film Paranoia of the Self with the Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival in USA 2018. She loves everything about filming, from creating good shots and editing, to bringing a story to life.

Linda Curtin (Moderator)
A filmmaker and visual artist from Cork working primarily in documentary. She studied Film in both St John’s Central College and UCC, and Fine Art in the Crawford College of Art and Design. Her film work has been exhibited in galleries, exhibitions, on TV and in film festivals internationally.