A Cross-Disciplinary Professional Development Initiative For Female Talent

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X-POLLINATOR is as an ambitious new cross-disciplinary professional development and networking initiative aiming to kickstart collaborations between female writing and directing talent and take positive action to rapidly address the gender imbalance in the Irish audio-visual industry.

 

The inaugural event takes place over two weekends on 2nd & 3rd November and 7th & 8th December, and features a diverse group of over 140 participants made up of female writers, directors and producers, both emerging and established, working across the disciplines of film, theatre, literature, comedy, journalism and visual arts.

 

X-POLLINATOR wants to inspire the forging of new creative teams to foster the production of new work for the screen from emerging and established female creative talent.

TAKING PLACE OVER TWO WEEKENDS
2nd— 3rd November
7th— 8th December

The X-POLLINATOR weekends will offer a carefully curated programme of talks, masterclasses, panel discussions, break-out sessions and keynote speeches from esteemed artists and industry figures, sharing their approach and experiences to inspire and inform participants. The initiative will also address the business and practical side of creative screen content and navigating the audio-visual industry, and provide crucial facilitated networking opportunities to make connections between participants and build the female creative teams of the future.

SCHEDULE

“The BAI is proud to support X-POLLINATOR, which will bring together professionals in the audiovisual sector to promote and celebrate female talent. We want to see more female leaders and creative partnerships to address the gender imbalance in the audiovisual industry and foster a media landscape that better represents the diversity of Irish society.

X-POLLINATOR is an innovative project that will inspire and encourage 150 participants to share ideas, form new creative partnerships and bring more women to the forefront of the audiovisual industry”



MICHAEL O’KEEFFE BAI CHIEF EXECUTIVE

SPEAKERS

“Screen Skills Ireland believes that continuing to improve the diversity and inclusivity of the screen sector is vital, which is why we are delighted to support X-POLLINATOR. It’s a timely and exciting initiative that will contribute to addressing gender imbalance in the sector and encourage cross-pollination of diverse ideas from creative female talent.”



GARETH LEE MANAGER AT SCREEN SKILLS IRELAND

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For further queries on the initiative, please contact us at info.xpollinator@gmail.com