Anna Rodgers holds a very special place in our hearts. Anna produced Alan Gilsenan’s feature documentary, The Yellow Bittern – the Life and Times of Liam Clancy (IFB/RTÉ), which launched the Toronto Irish Film Festival in June 2010. We will be forever grateful for Anna’s perfectly-timed email in late 2009, asking us to consider screening the amazing documentary.

Anna Rodgers is an IFTA winning director and producer. Her films have been screened at major film festivals around the world, released on dvd, in cinema, and won numerous awards. As a producer, Anna Rodgers has been across groundbreaking productions from the timely RTE series Growing up Gay to the IFTA nominated documentary The Story of Yes about the Irish marriage equality referendum. Anna is a recipient of Best Director at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards 2014 for her documentary Somebody to Love. Her short films ‘Novena’ and ‘Hold on Tight’ were both nominated for the Iris prize, where Hold on Tight was highly commended. It won a Radharc Award in 2012. In 2013, her documentary MND: The Inside Track with Colm Murray, which she produced and directed, was nominated for an IFTA for Best Documentary and won a Euroscience award for Best Representation of a Female Scientist. Most recently, Rodgers was senior director on the medical series Keeping Ireland Alive for RTE and director of the Celtic Media Award award winning RTE One series Crumlin.

Strong At The Broken Places premieres Sat Mar 2 | 2:30pm | Irish Short Docs Program