Irish Film Institute -DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2018: FESTIVAL GUESTS

DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2018: FESTIVAL GUESTS

The Life After: Brian Hill/ Niamh Kennedy
Brian Hill is an award-winning director of both drama and documentary.  His films have been shown by all major UK broadcasters and in many other countries around the world.  He has been nominated eight times for BAFTA awards and won three of them.  For the last twenty-three years he has been managing director of Century Films, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies. Niamh Kennedy has been involved in the development and production of feature documentaries, TV documentaries, scripted feature films and TV dramas in the UK and Ireland. She has produced and directed award-winning short films and is now directing long-form documentary projects. Tickets

The Curious Works of Roger Doyle: Guests to be added. 

An Engineer ImaginesGuests to be added. 

A Woman Captured: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent film director and editor specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. In 2013 she worked as a director in the project called Cinetrain – Russian Winter which won the audience award at Vision du Reel documentary festival. Member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy, A Woman Captured is her first feature length documentary. Tickets

Losing Alaska: Tom Burke
Tom Burke has been directing and editing documentary film and video projects for over a decade. At Areaman Productions from 2007 to 2017, Tom was able to mix factual television projects with more aesthetically driven Irish Film Board-funded short form docs titles. In 2017, he established Broadstone Films in order to pursue his feature documentary and fiction project ambitions. Feature and shorts titles include The LibertiesThe Venice of the North, Bloody Good HeadlineIn Bed with the Irish, and Generation SexTickets.

KatieRoss Whitaker
Ross Whitaker is a documentary maker responsible for the feature documentaries Saviours (2007), Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story (2014) and Between Land and Sea (2016). His other documentaries include the award-winning television documentaries The Bailout (2011), When Ali Came to Ireland (2012) and Anthony Foley: Munsterman (2017) and short documentaries Bye Bye Now (2009), Home Turf (2011) and The Toughest Road Back (2015). He is a former director of the IFI Documentary Fest and editor of Film Ireland Magazine.

The Man Who Wanted to Fly: Frank Shouldice, Bobby Coote, DOP Dave Perry.
Frank Shouldice, is an award winning journalist and playwright who has been working with the investigations unit of Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ. Frank makes his feature documentary debut with The Man Who Wanted to Fly, an affectionate character portrait with an unexpected Hollywood twist. A published author and winner of Prix Europa for his radio documentary work, Frank’s plays have graced stages all over the world. Tickets.

When All Is Ruin Once Again: Keith Walsh, Jill Beardsworth
Keith Walsh has been filming since he was 13 years old. Over the past 25 years he has worked specifically in non-fiction-directing, shooting and editing his own work with long time collaborator Jill Beardsworth. Their work has screened at over 50 festivals worldwide and picked up several awards. He has also edited and filmed for some of the countries finest documentary makers.

Island: Steven Eastwood
Steven Eastwood is an artist-filmmaker working between the cinema and gallery who has screened and exhibited internationally, and completed two feature length films, Buried Land and Island. Eastwood has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and commissions; He is Reader in Film Practice at Queen Mary University London, where he leads the Centre for Film & Ethics and has oversight of PhD by practice and the MA in Documentary. Tickets

The Silence of Others: Almudena Carracedo
Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena Carracedo is based in the US, where she directed and produced her debut feature film, the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A. She is a Guggenheim Fellow; a Creative Capital Fellow; a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow; a United States Artists Fellow; and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to Made in L.A., she directed the short documentary Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions,which won Silverdocs’ Sterling Prize. Tickets.

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