Irish Film & Television Academy www.ifta.ie
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland non-profit organisation (Est. in 2003) to stimulate original and creative production work, and to encourage excellence through Recognition, Education and leadership in film and television. The Academy has over 1000 Members with 14 Chapters of Discipline (including Acting, Writing, Directing, Producing) and inspires and encourages its Members through its annual programme of 30+ Educational & Learning Events year round (Masterclasses, In Conversation With, Panel Discussions, Lectures, Tributes) along with the annual Irish Film & Television Awards Ceremony which provides a platform to showcase Irish achievements at home and abroad. The Academy also founded theJohn Ford Ireland – Film Symposium, www.johnfordireland.org a three day celebration, welcoming Irish and International filmmakers to vibrant contemporary discussions & events in Dublin, acknowledging the continued influence of world-renowned Irish American filmmaker, John Ford.