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Women in Film and Television Ireland is a voluntary body run by film and TV professionals, representing the creative, business and technical divisions of the Irish audiovisual sector. We promote greater representation of women, both on screen and behind the camera. Our aim is to ensure that the Irish film and television industry functions as a meritocratic, sustainable and successful force into the future. Podcasts are edited by Steven Galvin (Film Ireland).

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Women in Film and Television Ireland is a voluntary body run by film and TV professionals, representing the creative, business and technical divisions of the Irish audiovisual sector. We promote greater representation of women, both on screen and behind the camera. Our aim is to ensure that the Irish film and television industry functions as a meritocratic, sustainable and successful force into the future. Podcasts are edited by Steven Galvin (Film Ireland).

    In Conversation with DOP Kate McCullough

    In Conversation with DOP Kate McCullough

    You’ll always remember the films you love by those iconic images on the screen. It’s the Director of Photography who captures these visuals, curating the aesthetic vision of a project. In our latest podcast, we celebrate the art form. WFT Vice-Chair, DOP Jaro Waldeck is in conversation with celebrated DOP Kate McCullough about the role, expertise and artistic input of a cinematographer on a project, as well as her impressive career to date.

    This event has been organised with the support of the BAI.

    About Kate McCullough

    Kate McCullough has recently been listed in Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow 2020” and has won prestigious awards for her work on Normal People and Arracht. She received the Golden Frog for Best Cinematography on a Docudrama I Dolours at Camerimage 2018. In the same year, she was nominated for an Emmy for her work on The Farthest. The Hollywood Reporter listed McCullough as top 10 to watch in Irish Film Industry 2017. More recently she was nominated for the IMAGO award 2019 for her work on The Farthest. Upon completing her studies at The National Film School, Lodz, Poland, McCullough shot the Irish box office hit His and Hers. This film went on to win the ‘World Cinematography Award in Documentary’, Sundance 2010. McCullough is a member of the Irish Society of Cinematographers and Illuminatrix. Most recently, the feature film An Cailín Ciúin which Kate lensed, was the first Irish language film to win the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for Best Film.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    WFT Panel: Creating Sustainable Careers – Challenges and Opportunities

    WFT Panel: Creating Sustainable Careers – Challenges and Opportunities

    In the latest WFT podcast our Chair, Dr Susan Liddy talks to four screenwriters/directors about their long careers in the industry.

    This Creating Sustainable Careers: Challenges and Opportunities panel will ask wider questions about how women can build and, importantly, sustain a career in an industry that has often been unwelcoming and ageist, especially to women.

    Ruth Meehan, Maeve Murphy, Geraldine Creed and Hilary Reynolds share their experiences and ambitions.

    This event was made possible with the support of the BAI.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    From The Archives: WFT Editing Masterclass with Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

    From The Archives: WFT Editing Masterclass with Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

    In October 2017, WFT held a special masterclass allowing our members to gain a greater insight into the craft of editing from multi-award-winning editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Belfast (2021), Ripper Street (2013) and The Missing (2014), The Crown (2022) and Philipa Lowthorpe’s BBC drama series Three Girls (2017). In this very special podcast from the WFT archives, we learn all about what makes an edit great.

    About Úna ní Dhonghaíle

    Multi-award winning editor, Úna Ní Dhonghaíle ACE, BFE is best known for her work on The Crown, Misbehaviour, Three Girls and Stan and Ollie. She has worked on the leading lights of British drama in what some are calling "The Golden Age of Television". Having completed a degree in Film and Media Studies in her native Dublin, Úna specialized in film editing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) from 1995-1998.

    Úna has since gone from strength to strength, earning her first of four BAFTA nominations in 2009 for the Abi Morgan's TV feature White Girl. She has edited three episodes of the Netflix multi-award winning show, The Crown Series 1 and 2, starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, Kenneth Brannagh's Wallander, BBC's Les Misérables, Doctor Who, Ripper Street and The Missing Series 1, amongst others. Over a five year period, she co-directed and edited a documentary Invisible Man, for which she won the 2016 IFTA for Best Editing in Television. Úna has also received much recognition for her editing of the highly acclaimed BBC drama Three Girls, for which she has won the BAFTA award for Best Fiction Editing, the Technicolor Craft Award from Women In Film UK, the IFTA for Best Editing, the RTS Award for Best Editing of Fiction, the RTS West of England Award for Editing and the Televisual British Bulldog Award for Editing.

    Úna has edited Stan and Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, directed by Jon S Baird and Rosie, directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Roddy Doyle and Sir Kenneth Branagh's All Is True, starring Ken Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellan and most recently, Misbehaviour with Philippa Lowethorpe directing. Úna is currently editing Death On The Nile with Sir Kenneth Branagh.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Producing POV

    Producing POV

    Producing POV: A Live Panel Discussion
    From spreadsheets to testing, from crew calls to creative choices – what exactly does it take to produce a feature film in the age of COVID? Last year, WFT spoke with two POV producers as well as Screen Ireland Development Executive Fran Keaveney about this woman-centered funding scheme.

    Hosting the chat was WFT Board Member and Producer Fiona Kinsella, who talked with fellow producers, Deirdre Levins (You Are Not My Mother) after her film’s hugely successful premiere at this year’s TIFF as well as Roisin Geraghty on her POV film Sunlight.

    Screen Ireland’s POV Scheme was established to support women filmmakers, and in 2020 four live-action fiction titles were commissioned with a budget limit of €400,000.

    This event has been made possible with the support of Screen Ireland.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Breaking in: A Live Panel Podcast from WFT & WGI

    Breaking in: A Live Panel Podcast from WFT & WGI

    On the 7th of May 2022, WFT and WGI collaborated on a very special joint event, Women Writing for the Screen: Strategizing for our Future which took place at the Museum of Literature Ireland. WFT Chair Dr Susan Liddy moderated a lively panel discussion on the topic of Breaking Into the Industry with Writer/Director Kate Dolan, Filmmaker/Editor Claire Byrne, as well as writers Lynn Ruane and Sinéad Collopy.

    This event was made possible with the support of the BAI.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TG4 & WFT Talking Crew: Exploring Possibilities & Partnerships

    TG4 & WFT Talking Crew: Exploring Possibilities & Partnerships

    Would you like to learn about the avenues available working through the Irish Language? In this WFT Podcast, we explore opportunities for crew and highlight the careers of three women working in the industry. This panel features Sound Recordist and Mixer Mary Harkin; Editor Fionnuala Ní Chíobháin and Camera/Producer Christine O’Connor and is moderated by our Vice-Chair DOP Jaro Waldeck.

    This event has been made possible with the support of the BAI.

    Mary Harkin – Sound

    Mary started her professional career with Telegael, a film, TV and animation production company, based in Galway. There, she worked as a location sound recordist, and also as a post-production sound mixer in the studio. Mary has been a freelancer for over 20 years, working on a wide variety of productions, predominantly documentaries (Ireland’s Dirty Laundry, Lá i 1916, Martin McGuinness), entertainment and lifestyle programmes (Rotunda, Bailte, Big year in big school), and also various shows and feature films (Aithrí, Corp agus Anam, Rós na Rún). Mary has also worked in third-level education, providing practical workshops in location sound recording to Communication students. Her work has featured on domestic broadcast channels (RTÉ, TG4, Virgin Media) and also on international channels (BBC, NBC, Golf Channel, ARD, CH4)

    Christine O’Connor – Camera

    Christine’s career began in the Media industry 31 years ago. Initially working with the technical dept in Cameras and Lighting, shooting and Directing shows for RTE and TG4, Christine moved onto Production in the mid-2000. Having travelled substantially Worldwide on these shows Christine began working with the TG4 Soap Ros na Rún where she began work as Production Co-ordinator and worked up the ranks to become Production Manager with added responsibility for the scripting process. After a number of years Christine moved onto Line Producer with many features and series and was also Network Manager of the Greasán na Méan Skillnet for 7 years developing specific media and technical training. In 2013 Christine began working with Telegael in Spiddal as their Live Action Producer and also in development. To date Christine has produced the most recent Jack Taylor 3×90 mins (2016) TV feature length dramas for ZDF in Germany and Content Media International, currently finished the second series of the RTE/Seven Australia kids comedy drama series Drop Dead Weird 26x 24mins. Christine was the Irish Producer with the ARD Germany comissioned 4 x 90” German Drama series, Der Irland Krimi shot on location in Galway city and county throughout 2019 and 2020. Christine also continues to work on Live Sport OB’s in cameras, working on such events as HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd visit, both George Bush & Barak Obama’s visits, President Michael D. Higgins Inaugurations, EU Summits, European Cup Rugby, 6 Nations Rugby, National Football & Hurling Championships & Leagues, International Soccer, Snooker, Swimming amongt others. Amongst career highlights were interviewing Nelson Mandela when he was President of South Africa in his residence in Capetown and also getting to operate and get a Camera credit on the U2 Live in Slane video 2000.

    Fionnuala Ní Chíobháin – Edit

    Fionnuala Ní Chíobháin is an editor of TV programmes and works mainly in the genres of documentary and light entertainment. Over a 15-year career to date, and often working in the Irish language, she has edited celebrated documentaries such as The Story Of Yes, Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta and Ar an Oileán as well as documentary series like Big Life Fix, Cumhacht an Nadúr, Idir Mná, Framing Democracy, and What are you Eating. Fionnuala has also had a hand in a wide range of entertainment series such as Room to Improve, Operation Transformation, The Great Irish Bake off, Taithí Gan Teorainn, Pioc do Ride, Masterchef Ireland and Voice of Ireland. Fionnuala hails from Corca Dhuibhne and is a native Irish speaker, she speaks Irish to

    • 1 hr 11 min

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