FÍS TV Summit 2022

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FÍS TV Summit returns online for 2022 with Anne Mensah, VP of Original Content at Netflix, as its keynote speaker.

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An annual staple in the Irish screen events calendar, the FÍS TV Summit (Fís) promises to deliver an array of interactive events, panels and interviews from 25th – 27th January, 2022 on the subject of television drama. Returning as an online conference again in 2022, the record-breaking symposium will host Anne Mensah, VP of Original Content at Netflix, in addition to a host of other great experts in TV.

Presented by the Galway Film Centre, the 2022 Conference offering is designed to support and connect the Irish television community in light of what has been another challenging period, and will deliver the flagship moments, with bespoke industry initiatives, that have become integral to Fís.

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Registration for Fís is now open. Tickets for the virtual Summit are free but will be limited so be sure to register early.

Fís Schedule *:

Tuesday 25th January

10.00 – 10.30

Connecting With The Commissioners

Speaker: Gemma Boswell, Channel 4

Moderator: Jackie Larkin, Newgrange Pictures

12.30 – 13.10

Discussing Distribution

Speaker: Catherine Mackin, AMC Networks

Moderator: Jackie Larkin, Newgrange Pictures

15.30 – 16.15

Irish Television Drama: Where Do We Go From Here?

Speakers: Andrew Byrne (Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland), Alan Esslemont (TG4), Aoife Stokes (Virgin Media) & Dermot Horan (RTÉ)

Moderator: Angus Finney

Wednesday 26th January

10.00 – 10.30

Meet The Commissioners

Speaker: Gabriel Silver, Sky UK

Moderator: Jackie Larkin, Newgrange Pictures

12.30 – 13.10

The Story So Far: Smother Case Study

Speaker:  Kate O’Riordan (Creator), Rebecca O’Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment)

Moderator: Jennifer Davidson, Screenwriter

15.30 – 16.15

The Rise Of The Narrative Documentary Series: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark Case Study

Speakers: Kate Barry, Story Syndicate

Moderator: Alan Maher, Cowtown Pictures

Thursday 27th January 

10.00 – 10.45  (in association with MediaXchange)

In Conversation: Emma Frost

Speaker: Emma Frost, Showrunner & Screenwriter

Moderator: Orla Hannon, Screenwriter

12.30 – 13.10


15.30 – 16.15

In Conversation: Anne Mensah

Speaker: Anne Mensah, Netflix

Moderator: Esther McCarthy, Journalist

*Please note this schedule is subject to change.

More about Fís:

Organised by the Galway Film Centre in partnership with Screen Ireland and TG4 with support from Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland, Creative Europe Media Desk, GMIT and the WRAP Fund, Fís looks at the television landscape and the current trends, challenges and opportunities as well as creating a chance for Irish talent to connect and network with Irish and international television professionals. Now in its fifth year, past guests at this Galway event have included Georgia Browne (Amazon Studios), Jed Mercurio (Line Of Duty), Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders) Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Beau Willimon (House Of Cards), Jimmy McGovern (Cracker) and Amy Huberman (Finding Joy). Fís has also become a key component in the UNESCO City of Film/Ceantar Scannán calendar.

Further information can be found at  and/or follow the hashtag #FÍSTVSummit on social media. 

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