WIFT presents an Editing Masterclass with Úna Ní Dhonghaíle


The latest WIFT Masterclass at the Brooks Hotel will be taking place next month. The morning of Saturday 21 October (from 11am – 12.30pm) will be see the Drury Street hotel host a Masterclass in editing, with BAFTA-nominated Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on hand to provide her expertise in film and television editing.

Women in Film & Television Ireland proudly presents the next WIFT Masterclass – an exclusive opportunity to gain a greater insight into the craft of editing from IFTA award-winning and three-time BAFTA-nominated editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – White Girl (2009), Ripper Street (2013) and The Missing (2015). Lately, she has been celebrated for her work on the Golden Globe-winning The Crown (2016) and on Philipa Lowthorpe’s BBC drama series Three Girls (2017).

Úna Ní Dhonghaíle has developed an incredibly diverse collection of work, having edited many award-winning TV dramas and feature length documentaries. After completing a four year degree in Film and Media at DIT, she then continued her studies in filmmaking, speciailising in editing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). She began her career working in documentary on titles such as Frank Ned & Buzy Lizzie (2004), Fairy Wife: The Burning of Bridget Cleary (2006) and Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007). In 2008 she made the transition into TV drama, editing the TV movie White Girl (written by Abi Morgan) which she was BAFTA-nominated for in 2009.

Úna has since gone from strength to strength, carrying on to work in TV drama on titles such as Doctor Who (2011), The Tunnel (2013) and Quirke (2014). In 2014, she edited her first personal film The Invisible Man, for which she won the 2016 IFTA for Best Editing in Television. Most recently, she has helped edit the incredibly successful BBC One shows Three Girls and The Missing, starring James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor along with the Netlix phenomenon The Crown, starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow.

This masterclass will be chaired by award-winning film and TV director Dearbhla Walsh (Fargo, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors) who will talk with Úna about her career to date and the craft of storytelling in the edit.

The masterclass is available to members of the public for a door charge of €10 and is available free of charge to WIFT members. Places however are limited, so RSVP now at wiftirl@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending.

Press release courtesy of Kate Bowe Communications

Luke Dunne
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Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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