Film Festival Curator and Screening Events
November 2016 'Century of Cinematic Conversation: Irish-British film 1916-2016' - A season of films with the Irish Film Festival London (IFFL)
(co-curated with Kelly O'Connor, Director of IFFL). Supported by Culture Ireland and in conjunction with The Picture House, Clapham; Birkbeck Cinema, Bloomsbury and the Barbican Centre.
May 2016 – ‘Irish Lives’ - Sâo Paulo and Florianoplis (with Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos co-curator for UFSC). Supported by Culture Ireland
This features a retrospective of Alan Gilsenan films that explore important literary, artistic and political lives through the medium of film. For full programme of events: [Irish Lives Part II]
Follow this event on my blog 'Irish Lives'
I have programmed film festivals and screening events in the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Brazil (2010, 2013, 2016) and Argentina (2013) and Norway (2015) at public, educational and community events for over fifteen years.
Ireland: Cinema and Memory Retrospective of Thaddeus O'Sullivan in Brazil (2013)
Introducing John T Davis at 'Ireland Astray', St Mary's University in London (2011)
On stage (with artist/filmmaker Denis Buckley) discussing his revisiting of Philip Donnellan's The Irishman in Hoxton, London (2013)
With Kelly O'Connor, Festival Director, Opening of the Irish Film Festival London at London's Riverside Studios (2011).
Organisers with whom I have worked on projects will tell you that I understand the wishes of directors whose work I am helping to present, and appreciate the technical and logistical practicalities of planning, promoting and hosting such events. My long experience of university and community education means that I am well-able to front such events, gauge audiences and ensure impact is evidenced for funding agencies post-event.
I have been funded by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, the British Council and Culture Ireland, and collaborated with community organisations like Irish Arts, the Leeds International Film Festival and the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith.