Dublin Feminist Film Festival
28th August 2019
The 6th Dublin Feminist Film Festival took place last weekend in the Light House Cinema, Dublin and was a resounding success.
It showcased a diverse range of work from Irish filmmakers. According to LA based Irish Director Kirsten Sheridan whose debut Disco Pigs screened at the festival, “I think these days female directors tend to get more opportunity on the TV side of things rather than film. In terms of film, there needs to be a conscious effort to evolve the male bias. Women as directors tend to be very collaborative, open to ideas and oddly that can be seen as a weakness, while male directors are sometimes seen as more tunnel-visioned.”
Pictured (l-r): Director Claire Dix, Producer Roisin Geraghty, Director Vanessa Gildea (WFT), Editor Cara Holmes, Director Oonagh Kearney and DOP Eleanor Bowman (photo Luke Byrne). Also in attendance over the weekend of the Festival were oscar nominated Animation Director Louise Bagnall, Filmmakers Niamh Herrity and Naomi Wilson with Director Dearbhla Walsh (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Tudors, Fargo) also lending her support.