Chair: Aodh Ó Coileáin.
One of Aodh’s first jobs was in the Dingle Phoenix Cinema – he was an usher on opening night and doubled as tuck shop attendant. Ó Coileáin has made documentary films on four continents; his latest CUMAR an exploration of confluence will screen this summer. Aodh teaches Media at NUI Galway and is Chair of an Taibhdhearc (an Tive-Yark) Ireland’s National Irish Language Theatre, established in 1928.
Filmography: 2018 THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS; 2016 Lost in France; 2012 Art Will Save the World (Screened at Dingle IFF 2013); 2012 An Exile’s Home in the Bronx.
Niall McCann is an Irish writer, director and documentarian. We had Niall in Dingle back in 2013 with his film Art Will Save The World. He brings The Science of Ghosts to this years Festival.
Filmography: 2018 When All is Ruin Once Again; 2013 Analogue People in a Digital Age; 2011 Apples of the Golan (Screened at Dingle IFF in 2013); 2010 Circus Man; 2006 Children of Allah.
Jill Beardsworth is one half of TWOPAIR Films, documentary filmmakers in the West of Ireland. No stranger to the Festival, Jill brought the TWOPAIR film Apples of the Golan to the Festival in 2013 and this year she brings When All Is Ruin Once Again.
Filmography: 2018 Town of Strangers; 2016 The Blow in; Noor at Mytilini Port; 2015 Eat Your Children; 2010 N25 Filmmaker, Artist, Activist.
Treasa is the founder of Stinging Hornet Films, under which she produces her own films, some co-productions and collaborative projects. This year she brings Town of Strangers to the Festival.
Cathal Ó Cuaig
Filmography: 2019 Slán leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music; 2009 Ag Lorg Che (TG4); 2013 Síle & Grá Mo Chroí (TG4); 2014 four part documentary series Deirfiúracha na hEolaíochta (RTE) in 2007, Cathal Ó Cuaig began with Sónta Films, producing the documentary Sa mBaile san Ind for TG4, filmed in Ireland & India.
In 2012 he was selected to attend Archidoc, a training program for film directors run by La Fémis, Paris (National French Film School). Winner of the first Físín prize in 2010 with An Cluiche, we are delighted to welcome him back with Slán leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music.
Filmography: 2018 The Curious Works of Roger Doyle; 1996 Boys and Men; 2009 8.5 Hours; 2016 Alternative Model.
Brian Lally is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Dublin. He has written a wide range of screenplays, several of which have been optioned and produced. Between 2006 and 2017, he directed and produced almost 300 corporate video productions via his own production company Instigator Films. Brian currently has several feature drama and feature documentary projects in development.