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Event: Marking 100 years of the Censorship of Films Act, 1923


Sign up for the National Archives’ next evening lecture marking the centenary of the Censorship of Films Act, 1923

The National Archives is delighted to announce our next in-person evening event.

Date and Time: Tuesday 7 November 2023. 18:00 – 19:00 GMT

Location: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, D02 PD85.

About this event

The Censorship of Films Act, 1923 was one of the first pieces of significant legislation to be passed by the Irish Free State. The history of the Irish Film Censor’s Office which spans eight decades and nine Film Censors, reflects a fascinating glimpse of Ireland’s socio-political and cultural history since the foundation of the State.

This event to mark the centenary since the passing of the Censorship of Films Act in 1923 is a panel discussion which will look back over the 100-year history of the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) through the lens of former Director John Kelleher who will give a personal reflection on how the office worked, film historian Professor Ruth Barton who will discuss the records of the Film Censor’s Office in the National Archives and Vice President and General Manager of Walt Disney Ireland Trish Long who will talk about current industry practices.

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