Deirdre Quinlan is from Schull and has recently moved back after a long career working in the Education Department in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin. She has a degree in Media and Communications, a Certificate in Youth Arts and is a qualified TESOL teacher. Through her work in the IFI , she was an enthusiastic board member for Fresh Film Festival for a number of years. Deirdre is particularly interested in the use of film in education and promoting film culture among diverse audiences. She is delighted to be involved with Fastnet Film Festival.