Published: 29 Jun 2017

Screen Industries on the Periphery: Policy and Practice

When? 12 July 2017 / 9.30am : 1.30pm. Huston Main (Room 202), Huston School of Film and Digital Media.

Join us on Wednesday July 12th 2017 from 9.30am to 1.30pm at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media (Huston Main, Room 202) NUI Galway for a free seminar.  You’ll learn about enterprises working in film, TV and digital media in peripheral regions and gain insights from local speakers on policy and practice.

We are now fully booked. Add your name to a waiting list here and we’ll contact you if a place becomes available.

International practitioners working in the screen industries from Northern Ireland, Finland, Iceland and Sweden will talk about their work. These practitioners are in Galway to attend this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and have been supported by a creative momentum project to attend.

This creative exchange seminar will include presentations, panel sessions and audience Q&A.

Scheduled speakers and panel members include:

As part of a creative momentum project, this creative exchange seminar is being hosted by NUI Galway.


9.30 Registration
9.45 Opening and introduction – Dr. Patrick Collins
9.50 About a creative momentum project – Pauline White, Western Development Commission
10.00 A Creative2Creative Matching journey – Antti Kaarlela, EverWhatProductions & Emma Owen, Babyjane Productions
10.15 Panel Session 1:
Working in the Screen Sector in Northern Finland and the West of Ireland. Introductions from Joonas Pirttikangas and Petteri Staven followed by Q&A discussion.
10.35 Galway UNESCO City of Film & the Screen Talent Europe Network – Declan Gibbons, Galway Film Centre

10.55 Break 

11.10 A short history of Irish cinema and film funding – Dr. Conn Holohan, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway
11.30 Gullion Media and collaborative learning across regions – George Kingsnorth, Gullion Media
11.45 Panel Session 2:
Working in the Screen Sector in Northern Ireland, Iceland and Sweden. Introductions from Birna  Pétursdóttir, Joe Marcus and Daniel Nordlund followed by a Q&A discussion.
12.10 Who lifts the mirror? – Paddy Hayes, Magamedia
12.30 Closing remarks – Dr. Patrick Collins

Followed by light lunch and networking

We are now fully booked. Add your name to a waiting list here and we’ll contact you if a place becomes available.



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