Year: 2022

Cara Gaynor

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Cara Gaynor is a 23 year old filmmaker from Dublin and a 2021 graduate from the National Film School at IADT. Creating stories and giving people a visual platform to share their story is extremely important to her. She likes to work on projects that not only entertain but educate and raise awareness to certain matters. Being a dancer for 18 years and growing up in a very musical and design heavy household has influenced her style of filmmaking in many ways.

Fia Wren

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Fia Karma Wren is an emerging film artist focused on creating experimental films and documentaries. She has written, directed and shot various short films throughout her career, some of which has been screened at festivals such as the ‘Galway Film Fleadh’. Back in 2019 she won ‘Best Director’ at First Cut Youth Film Festival Awards!

Fia recently graduated from the National Film School of Ireland with a first class honours in Film (major – cinematography). Her work has since been featured in the Irish Arts Review. She is excited to explore the process of translating Irish music into a visual medium as part of the YMVC.

Ian Fallon

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Ian Fallon is a filmmaker from Kildare currently studying in the National Film School at IADT. He’s a writer, director and editor interested in both fiction and non-fiction storytelling with a collection of short films and music videos to his name. For his first short film “Victim”, Ian was nominated for the Short Form Award at the Royal Television Society ROI Student Awards. More recently, he was awarded the Cork International Film Festival Award for Best First Cut Film at the 2021 First Cut Youth Film Festival for his short “Last Letter”.

As a filmmaker, Ian’s main focus is on storytelling and how it affects, challenges and engages the audience. Through making further shorts and music videos, he hopes to develop as a filmmaker and improve his skills, with the ultimate goal of directing feature films.

Rachel Mcgill
& Fionnuala McCormack

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Rachel Mcgill is a filmmaker from Limerick. She won the Talent Nation competition in 2019, she was also mentored on a project in the prestigious Camerimage festival in 2019. She graduated from the NFS in 2020, majoring in directing. She recently completed a funded short film through the engine short film scheme exploring the mind and life of a young autistic boy in inner city Limerick. Rachel likes to explore controversial topics in an unconventional way, exploring our deepest fears and anxieties as human beings. Often showing our inner psyche through extreme production design and heavy engulfing performances.

Based in Meath, Fionnuala McCormack graduated from the NFS in 2020, majoring in cinematography. Her most recent work includes; directing a short documentary with BBC Gaeilge on women’s sexuality, and selected participant in the 25th Ji.Hlava Doc

Academy mentored by Khvan De La Cruz. She loves all her work to be a collaborative journey with other artists in hope of conveying the beautiful complexities of the human experience.

Rachel and Fionnuala are both passionate about female representation in film and media. They love to intertwine experimental visuals within their work, using their films to explore topics of social issue or to convey an intimate human experience.

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