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Monday 26 February 2024
The Complex

British Council Ireland are delighted to support the Dublin International Film Festival for two events as part of the 2024 Festival.

Irish Film Programmers Networking Event and Workshop with Isra Al Kassi from film collective T A P E

Over the summer of 2020, a small group of Irish film programmers came together to share insights and knowledge about filmmakers, audiences, festival and cinema exhibition, and the move to online screening platforms. These groups expanded rapidly to include many cinemas and film festivals throughout Ireland and the UK. The group met on a monthly basis to share resources and updates on their events and were often joined by international colleagues who shared their experiences with the group. Since the return to in-person screenings, the monthly meetings have reduced somewhat but the group still meets to welcome new programmers and events and to debate issues relating to film exhibition. As all of these events were held online – Dublin International Film Festival are now welcoming these programming colleagues to their first in-person event.

10:45 – Registration
11:00 – 12:00 – Irish Programmers with T A P E collective – Panel
12:00 – 13:00 – Workshop & Lunch

Recommended to attend after the event:
13:30 The Lynda Myles Project: A Manifesto + Q&A
(Screening in Lighthouse Cinema Screen 2)

About Isra Al Kassi

Isra Al Kassi has a background in events management and community spaces and cinemas. She is the co-founder of T A P E Collective and has curated for London Short Film Festival, BFI Southbank, Reclaim the Frame and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Isra has also recently worked with BIFA, Inclusive Cinema, Independent Film Trust and London Film Festival, with a focus on audience development and outreach.

About the T A P E Collective

T A P E was founded in 2015 by Angela Moneke and Isra Al Kassi after meeting through the Barbican Young Programmers scheme. T A P E launched as a response to the lack of representation on screen; wanting to platform and highlight the sheer variety of under-served films out. Over the years T A P E has curated a number of well-rounded screenings bringing together film, art, music, talks and more into one space and events with a focus on representation, identity and heritage; bringing exciting screenings to new audiences, championing the forgotten could-be cult films of the festival circuit with a focus on programmes of women of colour both behind and in front of the camera. 

The 2024 Dublin International Film Festival runs from 22 February – 2 March. Follow the hyperlink to find out more on this year’s festival.