Dr Ciara Chambers
Dr Ciara Chambers is Head of Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: BA Coordinator; 2nd Year Coordinator (Semester 1).
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; PhD Coordinator.
Her main research areas include women and film/media, contemporary cinema, 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.: 3rd Year Coordinator; 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 and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: MA/MRes Coordinator; Industry Liaison Officer/Masterclass Coordinator; Library Officer.
Her research interests include: Silent Cinema, 1914–1927; Film History; Animals and Film/Media; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema; Genre Studies.
Alan Gilsenan is Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence
Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning Irish film-maker, writer and theatre director. His widely diverse body of film work extends across documentary, feature films and experimental work. Recent films - which he wrote and directed - include the feature film Unless, with Catherine Keener, in the lead role and based upon the final novel of Carol Shields; the hugely successful cinema documentary, Meetings With Ivor; an experimental film A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats; the drama-documentary Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay; and The Meeting, a feature based around a real meeting between a woman and her rapist - which recently was on cinema release in Ireland. His theatre work includes his own adaptation of John Banville’s The Book of Evidence at the Kilkenny Festival and Dublin’s Gate Theatre; Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls at the Gate Theatre and London’s Barbican Centre; Knives In Hens by David Harrower at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre and a dance theatre piece The Burning House at the Dublin Dance Festival 2012. Alan Gilsenan has also served on the Irish Film Board (2000 – 2008); as Chairman of the Irish Film Institute (2002 - 2007); as Chairman of Film-Makers Ireland - now Screen Producers Ireland – (1995 - 1998); and as a member of the Board of the International Dance Festival Ireland (2001 – 2007). From 2009 - 2014, Gilsenan served on the Board of Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ. He is currently on the Board of Fighting Words, a creative writing centre for young people.
Lord David Puttnam
Lord David Puttnam is Adjunct Professor of Film and Screen Media 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.
Dr Rahat Imran
Dr Rahat Imran is an MSCA Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork.
Her project, Locating the Storyteller: Muslim Women’s Feminist Autobiographical Cinema from the Islamic World, is mentored by Prof. Laura Rascaroli and is a founding study on first-person and auto/biographical Muslim women’s film. She holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, and has served as Associate Professor at the University of Lahore, Pakistan. She completed an earlier 2-year MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cinema Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. She has published the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema: Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan: The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability (Routledge, 2016; 2018). Research areas: Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Post-colonial Studies, and women’s issues in the Muslim world.
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