CinÉireann Issue 9 - Page 55


IndieCork 2018 – Directors Studio – Rebecca Daly and Oonagh Kearney

On the occasion of the inaugural IndieCork award for Best Emerging Irish Female Director, IndieCork with support from Screen Training Ireland present this encounter between two Irish women directors, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for women who take on the directorial role in the Irish and International film industries. Rebecca and Oonagh have taken different career-paths in the film industry and consequently have had different experiences. We are delighted that they are willing to share these experiences with participants at this IndieCork event.

Rebecca Daly is one of Ireland’s most accomplished film directors. Her first short, Joyriders (2006) played extensively on the festival circuit, winning several International awards. Her first feature film, The Other Side Of Sleep premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and played in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival (2011). Rebecca was invited to participate in the first Berlin Film Festival Residency with her second feature Mammal. Mammal premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Good Favour is her third feature and had its world premiere at Toronto, ,2017. Good Favour screens at IndieCork on Monday October 8th at 9.15pm in the Gate Cinema.

Oonagh Kearney has written and directed nine short films and one documentary with the support of the Irish Arts Council, Irish Film Board, RTE, TG4, BRITDOC and The Wellcome Trust. Her work has screened at film festivals around the world. Oonagh’s short dance film Her Mother’s Daughters, screened at over seventy film festivals and won seven awards. Her 2012 Reel Art documentary, Wonder House, was nominated for Best Emerging International Filmmaker and awarded special mention at the London Open City Doc Festival in 2013.

This workshop is for existing and aspiring filmmakers and places are limited. While the session is open to all, it’s especially aimed at women who are considering careers as film directors.

Fee: €12

Attendance is by application only to [email protected] by October 7th.

This includes teas and coffees and admission to Good Favour on Monday, October 8th. The event will take place in the magnificent Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street.

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