Irish Film Institute -IFI SPOTLIGHT 2021


This year, IFI Spotlight returns online in a series of free Zoom webinars.

IFI Spotlight 2021 provides a platform for informed debate on the state of the Irish film and television industry. As we emerge from a global crisis which has impacted dramatically on production, distribution and exhibition activity throughout the world IFI Spotlight will look forward towards recovery of the sectors and creation of new media landscapes. Since 2016, IFI Spotlight has worked with Screen Ireland and BAI to raise awareness of gender imbalance in film and tv production and exhibition in Ireland.  This process of conscientisation will continue in 2021 with a focus across all Spotlight sessions on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion.

On consecutive Fridays in June and July we will welcome contributors from Ireland, the US, the UK, and mainland Europe to report on the creation of strategies which promote active participation and increased representation in media culture of all members of society regardless of class, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability  or membership of an ethnic minority.


Session 1 – If She Can See It, She Can Be It

Friday, June 25th at 4pm

Madeline Di Nonno

On Friday June 25th at 4pm, If She Can See It, She Can Be It  – a conversation with Madeline Di Nonno, President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media – will discuss the pioneering work of the Institute in research on gender representation in US media, education and advocacy towards a culture that is more gender-balanced , diverse and inclusive. This conversation will be hosted by writer-director and Screen Ireland board member Marian Quinn.



The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland