Irish Film & Television Academy membership deadline fast approaches

You have one week to get your applications into be a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy as the deadline of October 8th fast approaches.

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote, encourage and reward excellence in film and television, and is made up of 14 diverse groups of film and television professionals from areas such as Acting, Directing, Producing, Writing, Costume Design, Composing, Cinematography, Production Design, Animation, Makeup & Hair, Editing and Sound.

Full members get to vote in the annual Irish Film & Television Awards and have access to a year-round programme of events, including preview screenings of Irish and international titles, masterclasses, Q&A’s, ‘In Conversation With..’, the annual IFTA Forum and IFTA Tribute events, along with panel and networking events.

The ‘In Conversation With…’ series in particular is worth the annual fee, with recent guests including Father Ted and The I.T. Crowd creator Graham Linehan, director Dearbhla Walsh, and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.

More information, as well as printable and online application forms, can be found on or by contacting the office directly via email or by  calling +353 1 6624120.