Dónal Foreman is an Irish filmmaker living between New York City and Dublin. He has been making films since he was 11 years old. Since then, he has written, directed, edited and co-produced three feature films and over 50 shorts. The Irish Times has called him “one of our very best young filmmakers”, and his features have received praised from the Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Film Comment and Filmmaker Magazine.
At age 17, he won the title of Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year. More recently, he was nominated for the Rising Star award at the Irish Film & TV Awards and presented with the Discovery Award from the Dublin Film Critics Circle. His second feature, The Image You Missed, premiered at Rotterdam and has gone on to screen at over 40 festivals across 20 countries including Edinburgh, CPH:DOX and the Viennale, winning nine awards including the Grand Jury Prize at BAFICI. The Irish Times recently declared it one of the 50 best Irish films ever made.
As an editor, Dónal has collaborated with artists and companies including Allison Janae Hamilton, Derek Fordjour and Irish Modern Dance Theater. As a film critic, Dónal has been published in Cahiers du Cinema, the Brooklyn Rail, Filmmaker Magazine, Paste Magazine and Film Ireland. As a film programmer, he has guest curated film series for the Irish Film Institute, La cinémathéque française, Spectacle Theater and the Metrograph. As a teaching artist, he was worked with public school students across New York City for the Tribeca Film Institute, Education Video Center and other organizations.