DOP Masterclass at the Brooks Hotel

Budding female cinematographers will be glad to hear that on Saturday the 12th of August, Women in Film & Television Ireland are bringing a DOP masterclass to Brooks Hotel. The event will run from 11am to 12pm.

WIFT Members are welcome to attend this event FREE OF CHARGE.

Women in Film & Television Ireland ask that members please RSVP to as spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Members of the public are welcome to attend for a door charge of €10. If you intend to attend, please RVSP to

This latest WIFT Masterclass is an exclusive opportunity to gain a greater insight into the craft of cinematography from two leading DOP’s, Kate McCullough (The Farthest, The Queen of Ireland, His & Hers) and Frida Wendel (Striking Out, Ego).

Kate McCullough has developed a notable career in the Irish film industry since having won her first cinematography award in 2006 for the award-winning UK short Hibernation at Aspen Shortsfest. She then made her entry onto the world stage with His & Hers at Sundance 2010 where it garnered the World Cinematography Award in Documentary. She was also presented the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award at JDIFF 2010 and the Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography at the Galway Film Fleadh 2011, for her work on the short ‘Mummy’s Little Helper’. She has continued to work on a number of successful feature documentaries including The Queen of Ireland and It’s Not Dark Yet, winner of Best Irish Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Most recently she has worked on Emer Reynold’s The Farthest, which is in cinemas now, find our review here.

Frida Wendel is a Swedish DOP who has a background in still photography and studied cinematography at Dramatiska Instituet between 2004 and 2008. She has since then made a number of popular commercials and promos for companies such as IKEA, Vero Moda and Burger King. She puts a lot of effort on visual storytelling and she is known for her work on EGO (2014), Akta manniskor (2014), Glada halsningar fran Missangertrask (2015) and more recently in Ireland on Blinder Films Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey and directed by Lisa James Larsson for RTE. She is currently shooting Series Two. She is a member of The Swedish Society of Cinematographers FSF.

This masterclass will be chaired by award-winning cinematographer Michael Lavelle (Cardboard Gangsters, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Patrick’s Day).

To recap, the event is on Saturday the 12th of August at the Brooks Hotel from 11-12pm.

Jess Dunne
About me

Jess is an English with Film grad with a healthy respect for the big Blockbusters and other such entertainment 'fluff'. Who says pleasures have to be guilty?


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