You have one week to get your applications into be a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy as the deadline of October 8th fast approaches.
The Irish Film & Television Academy (The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline.) is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote, encourage and reward excellence in film and television, and is made up of 14 diverse groups of film and television professionals from areas such as Acting, Directing, Producing, Writing, Costume Design, Composing, Cinematography, Production Design, Animation, Makeup & Hair, Editing and Sound.
Full members get to vote in the annual Irish Film & Television Awards and have access to a year-round programme of events, including preview screenings of Irish and international titles, masterclasses, Q&A’s, ‘In Conversation With..’, the annual IFTA Forum and IFTA Tribute events, along with panel and networking events.
The ‘In Conversation With…’ series in particular is worth the annual fee, with recent guests including Father Ted and The I.T. Crowd creator Graham Linehan, director Dearbhla Walsh, and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.