Donegal film student receives prestigious Fulbright award for studying… – Donegal Daily

A student from Donegal had an amazing opportunity to further her career in the film world.

Writer and director Kate Haley was one of 40 Fulbright Prize recipients at Iveagh House in Dublin.

The Fulbright Program offers passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals from all walks of life the opportunity to undertake programs and collaborate with experts in the United States.

Kate is an aluminummni from Trinity College Dublin, where she completed both an Honors BA in English Literature and an MA in Philosophy. with Honors in Screenwriting.

She is from Portlean in Kilmacrennan and attended Loretto Milford Secondary School.

His film credits include writing and directing the shorts ‘Risk’ (2017), ‘A Park Bench’ (2017) and most recently ‘A Death in the Family’ (2020) which was selected for the program of Screen Ireland short films.

Kate will spend her Fulbright year at the American Film Institute Conservatory, advancing her critical and creative skills in hopes of expanding her career as a director.

She tweeted “Absolutely thrilled to receive a @Fulbright_Eire scholarship to study in the USA! I look forward to continuing my directing career at the conservatory level. So honored to be one of these brilliant people. #Fulbright #Ireland »

The Fulbright program has served to strengthen international relations for seventy-five years. The vision of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland to inspire minds to create a global culture of understanding is more important than ever in today’s increasingly polarized world.

40 Irish Fulbright Laureates for 2022-2023 pictured at Iveagh House with US Embassy DCM Alexandra McKnight, Fulbright ED Dr Dara Fitzgerald, DFA Secretary General Joe Hackett and Fulbright Chair Professor Diane Negra

This year’s Irish laureates will undertake research, teach and study in the United States in many disciplines. They will address pressing societal issues, engage with American society, and share their knowledge upon returning home.

Joe Hackett, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, said: “I send my warmest congratulations to the Irish Fulbright Laureates for 2022-2023. Fulbright scholarships provide a transformational experience for individuals and play a crucial role in maintaining the close relationship that Ireland and the United States share.

“Each year, Fulbright recipients have the exciting opportunity to study, work and experience life in the United States and represent the best of Ireland. I wish this year’s recipients every success with their stay. in the USA “

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