In 2019, the festival signed up to the 50/50 by 2020 Gender Parity Pledge. While acknowledging the significant strides made so far, there is a lot more to do before this aspiration becomes a reality. Alongside our partners at Screen Ireland, the festival is committed to addressing the issue of gender inequality in Irish filmmaking and screen content, in particular the roles of writers and directors. For the 2020 event, the festival has invited a group of Irish and International filmmakers to discuss the state of contemporary cinema and the strategies being used to bring about change.