Carey Fitzgerald appointed Chair of Irish Film London (IFTN)

Feb 25, 2022

Irish Film London (IFL), the London based organisation championing Irish Film TV and animation across the UK, has appointed industry veteran Carey Fitzgerald as Chair Person of the Board of Directors.

Fitzgerald, Founder and Managing Director of Irish Production, Global Sales & Marketing and Training business Silver Mountain Productions, and Partner and Producer with Len Collin of Newcastle based Ballpoint Films is also a Visiting Lecturer on the Film & TV Industry for various Universities, Film Schools and Events globally. She is a Mentor for a number of organisations including Screen Skills Ireland. Her other board positions are Co-Chair of BOFTV (Business of Film & TV) whose aim is to bridge the gap between Academia and the Creative Industries to create job ready graduates. She is also the Co-Chair of Ashford Place, the Cricklewood based social inclusion charity.

Now in its 11th year, Irish Film London runs a year round programme of screenings, industry and community workshops including the annual St Patricks Film Festival with the Mayor of London and the Embassy of Ireland’s St Brigid’s Day Film Festival in addition to the annual London Irish Film Festival each November, home of the Irish Film London Awards. The Organisation has its own online portal, Irish Film From Home, as well as the Irish Film London Podcast, offering fortnightly insights into Irish film culture and beyond. Their Patrons include Saorise Ronan, Colin Farrell, Fiona Shaw, Lenny Abrahamson, Moe Dunford and Ros Hubbard.

“I’m delighted to join the Board of Irish Film London as Chair at this exciting time in its life,” said Carey Fitzgerald, “and am looking forward to working with the Board and Team helping to build on their excellent work and achievements to date.”

Irish Film London’s festival director, Gerry Maguire, added: “It's very exciting to have a chair like Carey, whose experience speaks for itself. A key goal of ours at IFL is to increase the organisation’s standing within the film industry, making stakeholders aware of the unique position we hold; Carey is well placed to help us achieve this.”

The Irish Film Festival London is supported of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, Screen Ireland, Culture Ireland, IFI International, the Irish Youth Foundation and Film London. 2021 Sponsors include Tourism Ireland, The Doyle Collection, London Film School and Getty Images.

The appointment is with immediate effect.