Cork Film Festival Industry Days Announced

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to support a series of Industry Days from November 14th – 16th 2019 at Cork Film Festival, Ireland’s first and largest film festival.  Cork Film Festival’s Industry Days will provide invaluable opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers to connect and to explore all aspects of today’s film industry.

First Take, Thursday 14th November

First Take is a training and development event aimed specifically at newly established film professionals, emerging filmmakers, and film and media students. Case studies and panel discussions will promote fresh thinking amongst attendees and to inspire them to be proactive in promoting their own film work. Sessions will include: Exploring Script Development with Chelsea MorganHoffman, Development, Element Pictures, Demystifying Sales & Distribution with Síle Culley, Distribution & Audiences Consultant, Kyle Entwhitsle, Theatrical Manager, Curzon Artificial Eye and Patrick O’Neill, Managing Director, Wildcard Distribution, 50/50 by 2020 – The Quest for Gender Parity, Presented in partnership with Women in Film & Television Ireland with speakers Anna Bogutskaya, Festival Director, Underwire Festival, Fiona Clark, Director and CEO, Cork Film Festival, Diane Henderson, Deputy Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Susan Liddy, Chair, Women in Film & Television Ireland. The event will also include an Irish Feature Film Case Study on The Last Right with Writer/Director Aoife Crehan and Producers Pippa Cross and Paul Donovan. First Take participants are invited to an evening speed networking event ‘Need for Speed’ hosted by Film Network Ireland.

Visit the Cork Film Festival website for more information and to book tickets (€20, 10% discount available for group bookings of 10 or more people).

Doc Day, Friday 15th November 

Doc Day will take place on Friday November 15th and, in partnership with Screen Ireland and Screen Skills Ireland will inform, inspire, and connect established and emerging directors, producers and writers with international producers, directors, programmers, sales agents, distributors and film sector leaders, to further understand and develop opportunities in the documentary landscape. Sessions at Doc Day 2019 will include: Distributing Docs | Managing Festival, Theatrical and VOD with Robert Beeson, Managing Director, New Wave Films, Gillian Cooper, Distribution Executive, Wildcard Distribution, Marcel Karst, Head of Theatrical Sales, Dogwoof and Avalon Lydon, Director of Theatrical Marketing, MUBI, The Art of the Short Doc with Adrian Duncan, CoDirector, Floating Structures, Cara Holmes, Director, Welcome To A Bright, White Limbo and Mia Mullarkey, Director, Mother & Baby, Working with the Archives with Vanessa Gildea, Director / Producer / Archival Researcher, Michael Hewitt, Director, Lost Lives, Kyle Martin, Producer, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, Clare Stronge, Archival Producer and Miriam Walsh, Archival Producer. Alan Gilsenan, one of Ireland’s foremost filmmakers, will deliver a keynote address, discussing his career and craft with filmmaker Pat Collins (Song of Granite), with a specific focus on his prolific work in documentary film, including the seminal Irish documentaries The Road to God knows Where (1988), The Yellow Bittern (2009), and Meetings with Ivor (2017).

Visit the Cork Film Festival website for more information and to book tickets (€30, 10% discount available for group bookings of 10 or more people).