The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has launched a new five-year strategic development plan outlining its objectives and developments through 2024.
At a launch for academy members in Dublin on Wednesday night (29), Academy chief executive Áine Moriarty unveiled full details of the plan. It was commissioned last year as the Academy consulted with representatives and stakeholders within the film, TV and animation production sectors.
Among these objectives is the challenge of ensuring financial stability for the Academy, prioritising the delivery of two annual award ceremonies, representing Ireland North and South and expanding its 12-month programme of learning events to include mentorship programmes, talent hub sessions, and third-level partnerships.
Other priorities include growing the John Ford Ireland Symposium into a global event, increasing public engagement, and increasing the Academy and the Irish Industry’s presence on the international stage.
The full publication includes eight key objectives across the Academy’s four pillars: membership, learning programme of events, awards events, and the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium and Academy archive.
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