The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) is partnering with the British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg (BIFFL) 2023 Autumn Edition for a seminar entitled "Conflict and Trauma in British and Irish Cinema and the Business of Films in Ireland and Luxembourg" that will take place on Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 19:00 at the Hotel Parc Belair (111 Avenue du X Septembre) in Luxembourg-Merl.

Dr James Gallacher will give a brief overview of depictions of Conflict and Trauma in British and Irish Cinema with a focus Richard Harris as Cromwell (he starred as the lead character in the 1970 film Oliver Cromwell by Ken Hughes) amidst the backdrop of The Troubles - the documentary The Ghost of Richard Harris is being screened on Thursday 21 September 2023 at the Cinémathèque within the BIFFL 2023 Autumn Edition. Dr Gallacher will be giving two lecture series under Irish Studies at the University of Luxembourg during the coming academic year, one entitled "Irish Writers in Context", addressing Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde, etc., and the other on "Conflict and Trauma in British and Irish cinema from WWII".

The seminar will be followed by an ILCC-sponsored presentation on "The Business of Irish - Luxembourg Film Production".

Ken O'Mahony will share his experiences of setting up a Section 481 Film Production Company as well as a specific film production company (which addresses modern-day relationship issues including conflict and trauma). The presentation will review his subsequent engagements regarding filmmakers (from directors and actors through to lighting assistants, etc). He will present a case study outlining how a young Irish company was able to overcome the challenges of getting funding support in both Ireland and Luxembourg.

The seminar and presentation will be followed by a networking cocktail.

Tickets: €25 from, or free to ILCC members (to register, email: