Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is delighted to congratulate Kathryn Kennedy, who has been selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) as Ireland’s Producer on the Move for 2023.
Twenty of the most dynamic emerging producers from across Europe have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s (EFP) promotion and networking platform ‘Producers on the Move’ before and during the Festival de Cannes (May 16 – 27, 2023).
The producers will all take part in a tailor-made programme to foster international co-productions, intensify the exchange of experiences and help create new professional networks. The pre-festival online programme, which started yesterday and runs until 4 May, includes 1:1 speed meetings, roundtables and pitching sessions. The producers will then meet during the Festival de Cannes from 18 to 22 May and take part in a programme spread over five days, which will include case studies, social events and an extensive promotional campaign via the international trade magazines.
Commenting on her selection, Kathryn Kennedy said, “I am delighted to be selected as the Irish representative for EFP Producer on the Move 2023. It is a real honour to be a part of this highly respected programme and I’d like to thank EFP and Screen Ireland for their continuing and much-appreciated support of me and my company. I look forward to the opportunities it will present for my projects, and I am very excited to expand my network to form new creative partnerships with Producers from all over Europe.”
Kathryn founded Kennedy Films in 2012, producing Simon Fitzmaurice’s multi award-winning feature debut My Name is Emily, and Frankie Fenton’s documentaries It’s Not Yet Dark and Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement. Her current development slate includes her own scripts for the psychological horror feature Púca (Pooka), the satire My Mother, She Wrote, as well as the scripted animated series The Thin Place, co-written with Anthony Murphy.
Previous Irish Producers on the Move include Jessie Fisk (Wolf), Ruth Treacy (The Lodgers), John Wallace (Rialto), Cormac Fox (Animals), Alan Maher (Song of Granite), Katie Holly (Vita & Virginia), John Keville and Conor Barry (The Hole in the Ground), Juliette Bonass (A Date for Mad Mary), Rebecca O’Flanagan (Papi Chulo) and Macdara Kelleher (Black ’47).
The 20 producers who were selected for the programme are: Gentian Koçi (Albania), David Bohun (Austria), Julie Esparbes (Belgium), Vanya Rainova (Bulgaria), Miljenka Čogelja (Croatia), Stelana Kliris (Cyprus), Alice Tabery (Czech Republic), Emile Hertling Péronard (Denmark), Emilia Haukka (Finland), Silvana Santamaria (Germany), Vicky Miha (Greece), Júlia Berkes (Hungary), Kathryn Kennedy (Ireland), Valon Bajgora (Kosovo*), Dominiks Jarmakovičs (Latvia), Erik Glijnis (The Netherlands), Elisa Fernanda Pirir (Norway), Radu Stancu (Romania), Juraj Krasnohorský (Slovak Republic) and Julia Gebauer (Sweden).
Source: Screen Ireland