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Huston School of Film and Digital Media to host Screen Industries on the Periphery: Policy and Practice
04 Jul 2017 : Katie McNeice
The free seminar will run in Huston Main, Room 202 of NUI Galway from 9:30-13:30 on Wednesday July 12th.

Places are limited and anyone interested in attending should register via the link below.

You’ll learn about enterprises working in film, TV and digital media in peripheral regions and gain insights from local speakers on policy and practice.

International practitioners working in the screen industries from Northern Ireland, Finland, Iceland and Sweden will talk about their work. These practitioners are in Galway to attend this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and have been supported by a creative momentum project to attend.

This creative exchange seminar will include presentations, panel sessions and audience Q&A.

Speakers & Panel Members:
  • Paddy Hayes, Magamedia
  • Declan Gibbons, Galway Film Centre
  • Dr. Conn Holohan, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway
  • Pauline White, Western Development Commission
  • Antti Kaarlela, EverWhatProductions
  • Emma Owen, Babyjane Productions
  • Joonas Pirttikangas, Hepola Films
  • Petteri Staven, Mutant Koala Pictures
  • George Kingsnorth, Gullion Media
  • Birna Pétursdóttir, Fluga Hugmyndahús
  • Joe Marcus, OMAS Media
  • Daniel Nordlund, Mountain North Pictures
Planned schedule:
9.30 Registration
9.45 Opening and introduction – Dr. Patrick Collins
9.50 About a creative momentum project – Pauline White, Western Development Commission
10.00 A Creative2Creative Matching journey – Antti Kaarlela, EverWhatProductions & Emma Owen, Babyjane Productions
10.15 Panel Session 1:
Working in the Screen Sector in Northern Finland and the West of Ireland. Introductions from Joonas Pirttikangas and Petteri Staven followed by Q&A discussion.
10.35 Galway UNESCO City of Film & the Screen Talent Europe Network – Declan Gibbons, Galway Film Centre
10.55 Break
11.10 A short history of Irish cinema and film funding – Dr. Conn Holohan, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway
11.30 Gullion Media and collaborative learning across regions – George Kingsnorth, Gullion Media
11.45 Panel Session 2: Working in the Screen Sector in Northern Ireland, Iceland and Sweden. Introductions from Birna Pétursdóttir, Joe Marcus and Daniel Nordlund followed by a Q&A discussion.
12.10 Accessing the airwaves – Paddy Hayes, Magamedia
12.30 Closing remarks – Dr. Patrick Collins
Followed by light lunch and networking

Click here to Register Now 

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