After a hugely successful event in 2014, the IFI is delighted to work again with the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund on a day of screenings and discussion around the ethics and challenges of documentary filmmaking.

As the broadcast and funding climate changes with digital media creating new platforms for documentary journalism, and commercial pressures challenging film-makers in how they fund their work, the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) aims to support journalists and filmmakers in ensuring journalistic standards are maintained in this rapidly evolving landscape. This day of screenings and panel discussions will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to watch relevant work, gain insights into the challenges faced by experienced journalists and documentary makers today and develop an awareness of the potential of the evolving digital environment.

The morning session will give the rare opportunity to see Behind the Walls (2011), the final documentary series made by Mary Raftery. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised in the film facilitated by broadcaster and journalist Miriam O’Callaghan. The afternoon sessions will be chaired by journalists and broadcasters Olivia O’Leary and Keelin Shanley and will explore challenges faced by investigative journalists, from new platforms to ethics. Panellists include documentary makers and journalists Christopher Hird (Dartmouth Films) and Janet Traynor (Freefall/RTÉ Investigates); Colin Murphy, filmmaker/writer The Guarantee; Malachy Browne, managing editor, Europe, Reported.Ly; Dearbhla Glynn, Filmmaker War in Eastern Congo; Carl O’Brien, journalist, The Irish Times and Tom Warren, investigative reporter, Buzzfeed UK.

Supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

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Tickets: €5 per event. To avail of a €10 ticket to attend all three events, please contact the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or in person. (€10 ticket not available online or via email.)


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland