The National Film School in IADT has added Irish director Alan Gilsenan to its lecture series in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, taking place on Tuesday, 28th March.

Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and theatre director. He was born in County Meath, graduated with a First Class Honours in Modern English and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, and established himself as one of Ireland’s iconoclastic film directors with The Road to God Knows Where (1988).

Working from his own company “Yellow Asylum Films,” he has directed over thirty films and documentaries for cinema and TV that have been seen in international releases, festival screenings and national broadcasts, including: The Green Fields of France (1998), All Souls’ Day (1998), Zulu 9 (2001), The Ghost of Roger Casement (2002), Timbuktu (2004), The Yellow Bittern (2009), Ó Pheann An Phiarsaigh (2011), Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay (2013) and A Vision: A Life of W. B. Yeats (2014).

Winning Jacobs, IFTA and European Film Awards, he has also served as Chair of the Irish Film Institute, and as a member of the Irish Film Board and the Board of RTÉ. (Irish Film Institute).

The event is happening on Tuesday, March 28th at 6.00pm in Room A019, IADT.

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