WFT Ireland welcomes Siobhán Farrell as Vice Chair

By 18 January 2024News & Events

WFT Ireland is happy to welcome Board Member Siobhán Farrell as the new Vice Chair! 

Siobhán shares: “I’m honoured to take up the position of Vice Chair of Women in Film and Television Ireland. I am excited to support the WFT Ireland Board and Staff to advance professional development and showcase the amazing achievements of women working in all areas of Irish film and other screen-based media.” 

WFT Ireland Chair and WIFT International President Dr. Liddy says, “I’m delighted to welcome Siobhán Farrell as the new Vice Chair of WFT Ireland. Siobhán brings a wealth of experience in distribution and Irish film to the Board. Her good humour and enthusiasm is also very welcome! Thanks for stepping up and accepting the role, Siobhán!”

WFT would also like to thank outgoing Vice Chair, DOP Jaro Waldeck, for her service to the members in the role. During her tenure as Vice Chair, Jaro has hosted numerous WFT Masterclasses and Workshops on cinematography and lighting, spotlighting the tireless work undertaken by crew and camera artists. Jaro will still retain her seat on the Board of Directors and will still continue to empower women behind the lens.

About Siobhán Farrell

Siobhán Farrell is Managing Director of Eclipse Pictures, Ireland’s longest-established independent film distribution company, which she runs with her sister, Claire Dunlop.With vast experience in a broad range of film releases from fully saturated commercial films to limited arthouse titles, they have strong relationships with filmmakers, producers, Irish exhibition, funders, festivals as well as UK and international colleagues.  Eclipse Pictures offer a hand-held bespoke service including strategic planning, marketing, publicity, sales, cinema bookings, film club bookings, finance and consultancy with the ultimate aim of giving each film the best chance in the market.