Tuesday, June 14, 2011

'Beyond the Box Office'

Interesting event at the IFI next Monday.

The British Film Institute and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB)


A presentation and debate on the cultural impact of film and its relevance to our lives.

Hosted by the Irish Film Institute

Monday 20th June 2011
3.00 - 5.30: Presentation and Debate
5.30 - 7.00: Drinks Reception

Speakers include:
Pippa Cross - Producer, CrossDay Productions
Ian Christie - Professor of Film and Media History, Birkbeck College, London
John Kelleher - Producer and Former Film Certification Director
Andrew Meehan - Development Executive, IFB
Carol Comley - Head of Strategic Development, British Film Institute
Bertrand Moullier - Senior Consultant, Narval Media
Lenny Abrahamson - Director (Adam & Paul, Garage)

Cinema 3, Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2
Please note that capacity is limited therefore RSVPs will be based on a first come first served basis. RSVP to marketing@irishfilmboard.ie


Anonymous said...

This seems like yet another dubious political event. One wonders what the real purpose of it is - is the BFI trying to extend its sphere of influence into what is - let's remind ourselves - an entirely separate jurisdiction?

Look at it another way - could one see the IFB / IFI holding a similar event in London?

We've already had to suffer the imposition of ideological thinking from the UK in other areas such as "Cultural Cinema".

irish film portal said...

For all I know this may be an 'away match' invitational for the BFI with a possible 'return leg' taking place in London.

It's not clear what the nature of the 'presentation' will be, or who will be making it so I wouldn't rush to judgement about the event.