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IFTA Masterclass - Todd Field

Wednesday 8th May
Irish Film Institute, Dublin


IFTA in association with Screen Ireland is delighted to present a Masterclass in Directing for Film with Todd Field, the six-time Oscar nominated writer-director of Tár, Little Children and In The Bedroom. This masterclass will take place on Wednesday, 8th May 2024, 3.15pm at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.


Also an acclaimed actor and screenwriter, Field has directed Oscar-nominated performances from Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson and Jackie Earle Haley. His third feature, the acclaimed classical music thriller Tár, was nominated for six Oscars last year, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. For her role as fictional conductor Lydia Tár battling an impending scandal in modern Berlin, Cate Blanchett won the BAFTA for Best Actress.


Field has also won awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, London Film Critics' Circle, Film Independent Spirit Awards and National Board of Review, as well as the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award and the BFI’s Satyajit Ray Award. 


His first feature film, In The Bedroom, received five Oscar nominations including Best Picture. His follow-up, Little Children, was released in 2006 to great acclaim, being named the Best Film of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times. He has also been prolific in the arena of commercials, short films and music videos. As an actor, he worked with directors including Stanley Kubrick (famously appearing opposite Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut), Woody Allen, Carl Franklin, Nicole Holofcener and Jan de Bont.


At this special Academy Masterclass, Field will discuss his transition from acting to filmmaking and collaborations with iconic filmmakers, his unique approach to telling fresh and original stories, working with legendary actors, the role of a writer-director in adapting literature for the screen, and the massive global success of Tár.


This masterclass is supported by Screen Ireland through the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme.

Event is at full capacity. Click here to register for the waiting list.