Catalyst International Film Festival Critics Panel Podcast

Critics Panel

At Catalyst International Film Festival this year, WFT held a very special panel comprised of respected film critics working nationally and held in partnership with Screen Ireland. This talk was moderated by Gemma Creagh (Film Ireland/Arena) and featured Ruth Barton (Arena); Roe McDermott (Hotpress); Mohamed Tarek (Egyptian Film Critics Association); and Chris Wasser (Sunday Independent & Irish Examiner), reflecting on the role the critic has in the industry. Are they drawn from too small a pool? Does this impact the films reviewed and the perspective of the reviewer?