about the irish film & television academy | london
IFTA LONDON is a dynamic new initiative designed to help build strong relationships and links between the creative industries in Ireland and the UK.
By delivering a year round programme of events/screenings/ social evenings, IFTA London will give Members unique networking opportunities; to showcase Irish talent to the UK industry; to keep abreast of developments in the Irish film and television industry and engage with and meet London based film/tv professionals and Irish creative talent who frequently travel to work in the UK.
JOIN THE IFTA LONDON INITIATIVE
IFTA is now inviting UK based industry professionals to apply for IFTA LONDON Membership. For further information please click here and complete the online application form.
The Irish Academy has developed and expanded its Membership and relationships across Europe and the US (IFTA co-founded the Film Academies Network of Europe of which there are now 19 member countries), and many Academy Members are based in London and across the UK. Among these are directors, producers, actors, commissioning editors, agents, and editors who are working in the UK industry and who are full voting members of IFTA.
IFTA is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2006, inviting film and television industry professionals to become Members across the 14 Chapters of Expertise.
the latest ifta london events
- IFTA LONDON CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF IRISH CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FILM & TELEVISION
To celebrate and mark ten Years of the Irish Film & Television Academy, IFTA London invites you to 'A Celebration of Irish Craftmanship in Film & Television' at the London Irish Centre on March 27th honouring Irish craftspeople who work behind the scenes. Irish creatives working behind the scenes - from the early stage of development this panel discussion will include Irish Casting Director with Ros Hubbard (The Commitments, Far and Away, Enemy at the Gates); character development through Costume Design Joan Bergin (The Tudors, The Prestige) and Lorna Marie Mugan (Ripper Street, Shadow Dancer ); Directing with Aisling Walsh (Loving Miss Hatto; Song for a Raggy Boy), Cinematography with Suzie Lavelle (One Hundred Mornings) and colourist Aidan Farrell (Downton Abbey, The Shadow Line). The event will be facilitated by Nik Powell (Director National Film & Television School).
- IFTA LONDON SPRING RECEPTION - ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF JOHN FORD IRELAND
The Embassy of Ireland in London and IFTA LONDON is hosting a special Academy Reception to announce details of the John Ford Ireland Symposium. The JOHN FORD Ireland Symposium will be held in Dublin annually in June (7th - 10th 2012) honouring, examining and learning from the work and legacy of legendary filmmaker John Ford, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation.
- AS IF I AM NOT THERE IFTA LONDON SCREENING
The Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted to announce details of exclusive IFTA London screening of the IFTA award winning feature As If I Am Not There. The event will take place in the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA HQ in London.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Irish writer/director Juanita Wilson who won the IFTA for Best Director and Best Screenwriter in 2011.
- PUBLIC ENEMIES TV PREVIEW PLUS DEARBHLA WALSH Q&A
IFTA received a limited number of tickets for UK based Members to attend a preview of Public Enemies - a new BBC One three-part drama - with Irish director and IFTA Member Dearbhla Walsh (The Silence, Little Dorrit, Funland), actor Daniel Mays (Vera Drake) and screenwriter Tony Marchant (The Mark of Cain, Recovery, Holding On) participating in a Q&A session following the preview.
- IFTA LONDON LAUNCH
The Irish Film & Television Academy announced its new IFTA LONDON initiative at a reception in London's Piccadilly. The initiative is a dynamic new creative network designed to foster productive relations between the Irish and UK industries.
IFTA LONDON CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF IRISH CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FILM & TELEVISION OVERVIEW
To celebrate and mark ten years of the Irish Film & Television Academy, IFTA London are hosting a special evening at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Wednesday March 27 to celebrate Irish Craftspeople who work behind the scenes in Film and Television. A special panel of industry professionals will discuss the creative process from the early stages of development from a variety of aspects; Director to Casting Director, Costume Designer to Cinematographer and Colourist. Ireland has long had a reputation for skilled craftsmanship and this IFTA event will explore and highlight some of the Irish talent who have helped bring Irish and international stories onto the screen over the past decade.
Up to 150 Academy guests are expected to attend this unique and inspiring Irish event in London along with leading representatives from the Irish and UK film, television and cultural sectors. IFTA London was established just over a year ago as a support network for the growing number of London-based IFTA Members with activities and events designed to help strengthen bonds between the Irish and UK creative industries and help build new collaborative relationships and opportunities for Irish talent.
Amongst the guests attending Wednesday’s event include some of Ireland’s most renowned creatives who work tirelessly behind the scenes, Irish Casting Director Ros Hubbard (The Commitments, Far and Away, Enemy at the Gates); Costume Designer Lorna Marie Mugan (Intermission, Inside I’m Dancing, Ripper Street); Director Aisling Walsh (Loving Miss Hatto; Song for a Raggy Boy), Cinematographer Suzie Lavelle (My Big Fat Diary, Dr Who, One Hundred Mornings) and Colourist Aidan Farrell (Downton Abbey, The Shadow Line).
Speaking about the event, IFTA Chief Executive Áine Moriarty said; ‘Ireland has built up a great resource of highly skilled Craftspeople who are playing an invaluable role behind the camera in bringing large scale international projects onto the screen - the Irish Academy is proud to highlight some of these great Irish talents at this IFTA London event’.
The Panel Discussion, facilitated by Nik Powell, Director of the National Film & Television School in London will explore the craft behind filmmaking and Irish creative involvement in some of the best film and television work of the past decade. Guests attending have the chance to hear directly from the individual areas of expertise, exploring the unseen Irish talent behind the scenes who play a vital role in bringing the story to life.
This event is followed by a small Reception to allow Irish and UK practitioners an opportunity to meet and network.
ABOUT ifta LONDON membership
- IFTA EVENTS IN LONDON:
Similar to our Irish based programme of events and activities - more information here - IFTA will run regular events in London, including showcasing Irish talent to UK Industry, premiere screenings of the latest work from UK based Irish filmmakers and producers, plus special IFTA In Conversation With... events, building the links and networking opportunities for Members.
- CONNECT WITH IRISH COLLEAGUES:
IFTA LONDON Members will become apart of IFTA's growing network of over 1,000 Members - professionals working within the film and television industries around the world.
- THE IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS:
As a Full Member of IFTA LONDON, you will be able to vote for the nominees and winners of the Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Ceremony, held each February.