Wildcard to take part in IFI Documentary Festival This Week

Posted September 23, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
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The Irish Film Institute (IFI) Documentary Festival kicks off this week with a programme of talks, discussions and screenings.  Wildcard Distribution’s CEO Patrick O’Neill will be taking part in a panel discussion this Friday while there will be a screening of the latest Reality Bites short documentaries on Saturday.

Entitled ‘Getting Work Seen (Domestic & International)’, Patrick will be joined by Ed Fletcher (co-founder and Managing Director of Soda Pictures, UK) and Audrey Sheils (Head of Distribution, Element Pictures) on the panel which will be chaired by Alan Maher (CEO, Roads Entertainment).

Other sessions on Friday include the panel “Getting Work Funded”, the presentation of “The Queen of Ireland” and a presentation by Erika Dilday (Executive Director, Maysles Documentary Center, New York).

On Saturday two short documentaries funded through the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bite scheme, 45 and Displaced will screen as part of a shorts programme.

Katie Loncoln’s 45 is set in Reillys bar in Ardmore, West Waterford and is a portrait of a card game, ongoing since 1942, and its participants. The short was produced by Ruth Treacy for Tailored Films.

Niamh Heery’s Displaced explores the global occurrence of displacement and how persons ease their own discomfort in being dislocated. Displaced was produced by Eric Dolan for Swansong Films.

“Getting Work Seen” will take place in the IFI at 11.30am on Friday 25th September.