Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Television, Teens and Identity

My-Mad-Fat-Diary

This is the second of what will become an annual event at the Belfast Film Festival programmed by Professor Sarah Edge and Fiona McElroy from Ulster University.

The event aims to open up dialogue between academic researchers and those working in the broadcast and creative industries.

Broadcasters recognise that television and film productions produced for the pre-teen audience should be careful in terms of sexual stereotyping, acknowledging that we learn how to behave as boys or girls in later life in terms of what we see in the media. This event will examine if there is a similar concern once we reach programming for the teenage years.

Confirmed Speakers

Tom Bidwell, scriptwriter for My Mad Fat Diary, (E4)
Chair, Professor Sarah Edge, Ulster University School of Media Film Journalism.
Dr Caroline O’Sullivan, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Karen Kirby, Editor of BBC Gaeilge