Film and Screen Media presents a Masterclass with Imelda O’Reilly - Tues 21st March @4pm online.

15 Mar 2023

Imelda O’Reilly is an interdisciplinary artist and an award winning Irish filmmaker. She has lived on four continents Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Her work explores themes of Identity, memory, trauma and exile. Her feature screenplay titled We’re the Kids in America was an Official Selection for L’Atélier Cinéfondation Cannes International Film Festival in 2018.

Her short films have appeared worldwide at over seventy film festivals including DOC NYC, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Cinequest Film and VR Festival, International Film Festival De Creteil and Cyprus International Film Festival. Her short film Eggs and Soldiers was broadcast on RTE,  museum and university screenings include Vero Beach Museum of Art, Alto University, Helsinki and Fordham University. O’Reilly is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco where her film Bricks, Beds and Sheep’s Heads was a Regional Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Other grants include NYWIFT, CUNY, CLEA, Mary Redman Foundation and a residency at tMabou Mines, Catwalk, Cill Rialaigh among others. As a commissioned writer on Song For New York her work was developed through the Sundance Theater Lab. She just completed a new short film titled Suspicious Minds. Additionally, she is a published poet and playwright.

Imelda has an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing with honors from Columbia University and is an Associate Professor of Film at James Madison University. Previously she taught at New York University’s Graduate Film Program, TischAsia in Singapore. Imelda was a juror for the Asia/Europe Film Festival, the Chicago Blow-Up Film Festival, and for the screenwriting competition for the Inwood Film Festival as well as a judge for the First Run Film Festival at NYU. 

This event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams - 4pm Tuesday 21st March - at the following link:

Department of Film and Screen Media

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland