An examination of the relationship between Irish audiences and Irish cinema, this panel discussion with explore how our national cinema is received by the nation. Are Irish film-makers making films for their fellow countrymen, their foreign neighbours or both? What do audiences expect from their national cinema? How do Irish films represent Ireland in the twenty-first century?

Discussing these questions will be arts journalist and broadcaster Sinead Gleeson; managing director of Samson Films David Collins; director of our Closing Night Gala, The Stag, John Butler; Head of Distribution for Element Pictures Audrey Sheils, and award- winning film-maker Neasa Hardiman, who will chair the discussion.

This panel discussion is presented in association with the Writers Guild of Ireland

Free but ticketed - book your tickets through the box office in person or over the phone.