Dr Ciara Chambers
Dr Ciara Chambers is Head of Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: Final Year Coordinator; PhD Coordinator.
Her research interests include newsreels, amateur film and the recycling of archival images. She has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen, Belfast Exposed Photography, UTV, BBC, and the British Universities Film and Video Council. She is associate editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and a member of the editorial boards of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media and Estudios Irlandeses. She is also a member of the IAMHIST Council and the Irish Screen Studies Board. She was scriptwriter and associate producer on Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels), a six-part television series broadcast on TG4.
Dr Abigail Keating
Dr Abigail Keating is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: Year Abroad/Erasmus Coordinator; International Students Coordinator; Research Seminar Coordinator.
Her main research areas include women and film/media, contemporary cinemas, screen media culture, protest media, and pop culture, on which she has published widely. She has worked freelance as an editor and videographer for many local and national organisations, and has worked in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute a number of times, through projects and lecture series. She is currently working on a book on women and the contemporary screen.
Dr Barry Monahan
Dr Barry Monahan is Lecturer in Film Studies.
Department roles incl.: 1st Year Coordinator; Teaching & Learning Officer.
His main teaching and research interests are: the history and aesthetics of Irish and other national cinemas and film theory.
Mr. Dan O'Connell
Dan O'Connell is Practitioner in Residence in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: Mature Students Coordinator; Industry Liaison Officer/Masterclass coordinator.
He is a multi award-winning director and has written and directed dozens of short films and documentaries, which have been screened at film festivals both locally and internationally. He is Director at SUPEREGO, a high-quality video production company with large multinational clients, which aims to deliver promotional, fashion and event video to a growing online market. He is also founder of egomotion.net, Cork's online filmmaking hub with over 400 members, where filmmakers can share knowledge, participate in each other's projects and share resources. Egomotion have also hosted various screenings, workshops and meet-and-greets in order to promote local filmmaking talent.
Professor Laura Rascaroli
Laura Rascaroli is Professor in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: 2nd Year Coordinator; Research Officer.
Her interests span art film, modernism and postmodernism, geopolitics, space (the city, the road), nonfiction, the essay film, and first-person cinema, often in relation to issues of social, political, intellectual and artistic European history. She is the author and editor of several volumes, including The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (2009), Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (2006), co-written with Ewa Mazierska, and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (2011), co-edited with John David Rhodes. Her latest book, How the Essay Film Thinks, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. She is general editor of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.
Dr Gwenda Young
Dr Gwenda Young is Lecturer in Film Studies.
Department roles incl.: MA/MRes Coordinator; Graduate Studies Coordinator; Industry Liaison Officer/Masterclass Coordinator; Library Officer.
She is Lecturer in Film Studies in the School of English at University College Cork. Her research interests include: Silent Cinema, 1914–1927; Film History; Animals and Film/Media; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema; Genre Studies.
Pat Murphy is Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence
Pat Murphy's early work emerged from the radical, creative upheavals which defined Hornsey and the Royal College of Art in the 1970s. Her graduate film Rituals of Memory was screened at the Hayward Gallery Film As Film exhibition. In 1977 she was awarded a scholarship to the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Her first feature, Maeve (BFI/RTE) won the Best Irish Film Award in Cork and was screened in Venice in 1981. Her second feature Anne Devlin also represented Ireland at many festivals. Nora (2000) an award winning, international co-production, starred Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch. Her most recent film Tana Bana won an audience award at JDIFF Dublin International Film Festival in 2015. Pat has curated major film and seminar programmes for the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Irish Film Centre. In 1992, Pat made a film installation for the Strokestown Famine Museum. A founder Board Member of CIRCLES Women’s Distribution Collective, of FILM BASE and of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Pat was elected to Aosdana in 2002. She was a Lecturer in Film Studies at QUB from 2005-09. From 2010 and 2015, she was Associate Arts Professor in Graduate Film at NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore.
Lord David Puttnam
Lord David Puttnam is Adjunct Professor of Film Studies and Digital Humanities at UCC.
David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006. He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the 'creative and communications' industries.
Ms. Linda Murphy
Linda Murphy, Executive Assistant.
Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.80
Tel: 353 021 490-3863
Mr. Barry Reilly
Barry Reilly is Apple Certified Trainer and Technical Officer in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: Health and Safety Officer; Fire Marshal.
A graduate in Broadcast Systems Engineering, he went on to work for one of Ireland's largest independent Broadcasters as a Broadcast Technician. His role there included technical supervision of the company’s live studio events as well as broadcast engineer on global news channel guest interviews.
Office: Kane B10D
Tel: 021 490-2237