Wed, 03 Feb | Online Event, Zoom

Filmmakers Masterclass: Jeanie Finlay, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

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Filmmakers Masterclass: Jeanie Finlay, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Time & Location

03 Feb, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
Online Event, Zoom

About the Event

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In this strand, renowned filmmakers talk about a film they have made that was important to them and take us behind the scenes to share the challenges they faced making it.

For this event, we will be joined by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay who will be talking about her Emmy nominated documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch with host Grace Sweeney.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch goes behind the scenes on the final season in an unprecedented look at what it took to create one of the biggest shows in the world. The film is an intimate and personal insight which follows the on-set production during the final season and tells the story of the cast and crew and how the fantasy world of Westeros was brought to life.

Jeanie Finlay is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker. She creates award-winning work for cinema and television, telling intimate stories to international audiences.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is her eighth feature film. Her previous film credits include BIFA nominated Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth, BIFA winner Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, The Great Hip Hop Hoax and Sound It Out amongst others.

In 2008, Jeanie set up Glimmer Films to develop and deliver documentary works made in the regions for an international audience.


Grace Sweeney started her career in the Northern Ireland film industry in 2004 and spent nine years working as a camera and video assistant across a range of projects including music videos, live entertainment, feature films and the multi-award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. Over the past four years, Grace has been working as a freelance Producer/Director in factual television for national and regional broadcasters.

In 2018 Grace directed The Story of Yes, a short film to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The film was selected to play at several festivals including The Galway Fleadh; Cork Film Festival and Filmkunstfest in Schwerin. Most recently Grace directed the feature documentary, The Sheriff.

Event Schedule:

18:00: Please join webinar

18:00-18:45: Host-led discussion

18:45-19:00: Audience Q&A

19:00: Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Live stream participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the speaker by using the Q&A feature.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is available to watch on Sky and Now TV. A screening link is available to WFTV members who require access to watch the film. To receive a screening link, please book the ticket 'Q&A + Screening Link' by 16:00 on Tuesday 02 February.

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