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Cathy Brady

Cathy Brady is a two-time IFTA-winning director, having won Best Short in 2011 for her first film Small Change and again in 2013 for Morning, which was also selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2012 and won the Short Film Nominee prize for the European Film Awards at Cork Film Festival. In 2011, Brady directed the BIFA…

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Teresa Lavina

Teresa Lavina is a Spanish filmmaker based in Galway, Ireland. Her work focuses on themes of human rights and social justice with a particular focus on under-represented groups such as the travelling community, victims of child abuse and people with disabilities. Her work has been screened both in Ireland- her latest film ‘Untold Secrets’ closed…

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Norma Burke

My career started out in the press office of Shelter, the National Campaign for the Homeless, before working for nearly a decade for Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in a commissioning and sales role covering specialised areas of finance; telecoms, real estate, internet, oil and gas, mergers & acquisitions as well as global growth strategies. Whilst…

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Judy Kelly

Judy Kelly is an Irish documentary maker with two decades of experience directing highly impactful documentaries in the UK and Ireland. She made Keelin Shanley, Faraway: Still Close with Keelin’s husband Conor Ferguson and filmed and directed The Crossing, the 2016 documentary following the Irish Navy’s work rescuing migrants in the central Mediterranean. It received Special Commendation…

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Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Antonia Campbell-Hughes is an award-winning actress, screenwriter, and director. Named a Screen Star of Tomorrow and a Shooting Star at the Berlinale, her acting credits include films such as Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, KELLY+VICTOR, 3096DAYS, and most recently Colum Eastwood’s BLACK MEDICINE. TV acting credits include comedy LEAD BALLOON, BBC’s MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS, and new series DANGEROUS LIAISONS for Playground/Starz. As a writer/director Antonia has just finished…

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Adrienne Michel-Long

Adrienne Michel-Long works as a film director and writer. She has directed two short films. Her first was an RTÉ and Irish Film Board Short Cuts International award winning short film, which was called Bye Bye Inkhead (2001). Luka (2004), her second award winning short film which she also wrote, was an Irish Film Board…

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Ann Marie Brennan

I began in theatre, cutting my teeth in directing and performing. After doing an MA in Film in Dun Laoghaire, I had the opportunity to direct my first short ‘Space Raiders’. I then wrote and directed ‘I’. I enjoy working with writers on script development and have a background in comedy script. I am currently…

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Alexandra McGuinness

Alexandra McGuinness was born in Dublin and grew up in Wicklow. She moved to London at 17 where she worked as an actress and writer before attending the London Film School, she graduated in 2009. She has directed a number of short films and music videos, her debut feature film Lotus Eaters premiered at the…

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Carol Moore

Her first short film Gort an gCnamh (Field of Bones) won four awards in 1998 including Best First Time Director at the Celtic Film Festival and Foyle Film Festival. Carol received a NESTA fellowship in 2005 for two and half years to enable her to explore and develop her ideas surrounding cultural diversity in Northern…

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Carmel Winters

Carmel is an award-winning writer and director for screen and stage. Her most recent Screen Ireland/BAI funded feature film Float Like A Butterfly premiered at Toronto International Film Festival September 2018 where it won the FIPRESCI Discovery International Federation of Critics Award before coming home to Cork International Film Festival to win the Audience Award,…

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Cat Little

Cat Little is an Irish TV content creator and director with experience in many areas of production including Series development, scriptwriting and directing.

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Christine Molloy

Over the past 4 years, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor have been working on a project called Civic Life. Civic Life involved local community groups in the production of nine high-quality short films for the cinema, shot on 35mm cinemascope making extensive use of the long take. The films can be likened to an intricate…

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Dearbhla Glynn

Dearbhla studied fine art and graduated with merit from Limerick College of Art and Design. She went on to work as a freelance designer and scenic artist for theatre, television and film. Her debut documentary project involved her walking with her camera five hundred miles across the north of Spain filming the young Artist Corrina…

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Dearbhla Walsh

Dearbhla Walsh is an Irish film and television director who has worked on drama series for several television channels in Ireland and the United Kingdom, including episodes of EastEnders, Shameless and The Tudors.

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Ruth Meehan

Ruth Meehan is a writer and director who has been producing award-winning work for both film and television in Ireland and Britain since 1998. She is a graduate of both Dublin City University (BA honors in Communications) and of the NFTS in Beaconsfield, UK (MA in Screenwriting) where her short film ‘Numb’ received a special…

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Vivienne Dick

Vivienne Dick began making films in New York in the late seventies where her work has been associated with the No Wave music movement. She lived in London for 15 years where she raised her son, continued making work and was a member of The London Filmmaker’s Coop. Her work has been screened widely at…

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Sharon Lawless

I have over 30 years working in media, with a preference for film, TV and radio production. Much of my career has been as a business owner in the area of production, as well as marketing, advertising, PR and event management. I like the responsibility of creating and producing compelling and fresh content with an…

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Martina Durac

I have been a filmmaker for over 20 years. I have made many documentary films during this time on a huge variety of subjects. I have a particular interest in art and community and how people organize themselves in groups and have looked at this in many of my projects, whether through exploring coastal communities,…

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Zahara Moufid

Zahara a Film Director, Producer, Actress and Scriptwriter, known for, ‘Pappy’ (2019), ‘Shelter Me’ (2018), ‘Inside Apollo House’ (2017) ,‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (2002), ‘11th Hour’ (2017) and ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005). Zahara Moufid grew up in Morocco speaking Arabic and French. She first discovered her love of storytelling with her grandmother,…

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Sinéad Walsh

Visionary, versatile & inventive director who works in both drama and documentary formats. In the 1990’s I made short films & visual poetry whilst undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, followed by engagement in RTÉ & Screen Ireland Director training programme. I apprenticed as Director under Louis Lentin after being awarded Arts Council funding for short…

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Sinéad O’Loughlin

Sinéad O’Loughlin is a Cork based writer and director. She is in development with Copper Alley Productions on her first feature ‘Vocation’, and in post production on her short film ‘The Lamb’ (2021), a Screen Ireland Focus Short. Sinéad O’Loughlin is a Cork-based director and writer. She has a B.A. in English, Media & Cultural…

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Mia Mullarkey

Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director based in Dublin, Ireland. She directs drama, documentary and commercials. Mia worked as a behavioural psychologist before moving over to filmmaking. Since then she has directed several successful short films, receiving over 60 awards and nominations globally, and screening at international short film festivals such as Palm Springs,…

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Megan K. Fox

Megan K. Fox is the award-winning Irish Writer/Director of short films including Cailín Álainn (2019), The Shift (2018), Calling Home (2017) and GIRL (2016). Megan is a regular director on long running Irish soap Fair City, and will begin directing on BBC’s Eastenders in January 2022. ​She is a graduate of the MA Directing programme at Met Film School London, and completed Screenwriting classes at Trinity College…

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Maria-Elena Doyle

“As a director and artist, the journey towards making a film is in part a journey towards self-discovery, giving me the opportunity to delve deep within and reveal a part of myself and express that through my unique creative vision for a film. I am excited about the power of film to unite people and…

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Lisa Mulcahy

Lisa is in Post on the new, 4-part BBC/PBS/STUDIO CANAL drama, RIDLEY ROAD, written by Sarah Solemani, based on the book by Jo Bloom, and being produced by Red Productions. Prior to that she directed the final 2 episodes of YEARS AND YEARS for BBC/HBO, written by Russell T Davies. She was lead director on…

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Laura Robinson

An experienced Director and Creative Producer of animated 2D and CG content. I have worked on productions for broadcasters such as RTE jr, Netflix, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC, Universal Kids, and HBO Europe, as well as YouTube.

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Leticia Agudo

Leticia started her career as a theatre director in Ireland. She now focuses on writing and directing live-action. The malleability of identity, especially national and cultural, and the tragicomedy of human interaction is where is at for her. Leticia’s life and career have taken her from Spain to Ireland and from theatre to film. First…

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Kate Dolan

Writer and Director Kate Dolan graduated from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. Along with directing many commercials and music videos over the years in 2014 Kate was selected for Berlinale Talents, to develop short film script Little Doll. This film then premiered at the Berlinale in 2016. ‘Catcalls’, Kate’s next short film funded…

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Janna Kemperman

Janna Kemperman is a filmmaker and artist based in Dublin whose work concentrates on the dynamics between people, social structures, and the interplay between the real and surreal. She directed the 2018 STORYLAND film Everything Not Saved. Her short films HEN and Waiting on a Train have been officially selected for leading film festivals and…

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Imogen Murphy

Imogen Murphy is a film and television director based in Dublin, Ireland. Imogen’s television drama work has been nominated for numerous awards including IFTA and RTS awards. She was lead director and co-story writer on period murder mystery Series ‘Dead Still’, which was nominated in 2021 for a Royal Television Society Drama award as well…

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Fiona Ashe

Fiona Ashe is an award-winning Irish director who creates social issue dramas which have significance for people worldwide.  She knows that a great story – told in a visually compelling way – will resonate with viewers all over the world. Professional Qualifications  Diploma in Advanced Film Directing, New York Film Academy.  Graduate of The Professional Screenwriting…

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Claire Frances Byrne

Claire Frances Byrne is an award winning and IFTA nominated director of short films and commercials. She currently has a strong slate of feature film projects in funded development. Claire Byrne is a Writer, Director and Editor based in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated in 2013 with a masters degree from Screen Academy Scotland in Directing…

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Ais Brady

Ais Brady is a Director and Graphic Designer based between Dublin and Berlin. Recently Ais was nominated as ‘Best New Director’ at the Kinsale Shark Awards 2021. She is also nominated as ‘Rising Star’ at the Underground Cinema Awards 2021. Her debut short film ‘Shells’ received the honour of ‘Special Mention’ in the Emerging Director…

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Karolina Kraus

Karolina is an award winning director and writer. Her shorts and documentary have screened worldwide. Karolina graduated from TV and Media Production at Carlow IT in 2013 as well as Carlow College of Music in 2012. She is a trained pianist and an original score composer. She has also worked as a Production Manager and…

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Louise Ní Fhiannachta

Born in the Rebel County, raised in The Kingdom and now living wherever the work is, Louise was always destined to have an identity crisis, a theme that’s been strongly threaded through her work. Louise most recently received funding from Screen Ireland’s Director Conceptual Development Fund to develop her feature ‘Skinfull’—a blackly comic and visceral…

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Maureen O’Connell

A graduate of RADA, London, with a BA in Acting from Ballyfermot Film School, Dublin, with a Diploma in Film Production, Mo has made several award-winning shorts and an award-winning feature film. Her next short in 2022 is Kerry funded, ‘Haven’. Mo (or ‘Maureen’) O’Connell is a filmmaker and actor from Dublin, Ireland. She is…

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Gilly Fogg

Gilly Fogg is head creative, showrunner and series director at Lighthouse Studios in Kilkenny, overseeing its content, both original IP and service work. Fogg joined Lighthouse when it launched in 2107, serving initially as studio series director before becoming a showrunner in February this year. She directed its first series to have aired, Amazon Prime’s…

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Siobhán McMahon

Siobhán McMahon graduated from NUIG in English and Philosophy. She left teaching to pursue her love of film. She worked as Trainee Editor on “Reign of Fire” followed by “In America”. She has since written and directed award winning shorts. Siobhán’s first short film script, ‘The Consolation of Orion’, was shortlisted for FilmOffaly Award 2011…

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