Ciara Byrne

Ciara Byrne



Ciara Byrne is a multi-award-winning director, writer, and editor. She has been working in the film industry since she was a teenager and has directed numerous film festivals, television shows, commercials, and short films.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ciara Byrne grew up with a passion for film and storytelling. After studying film production at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Byrne moved to London to pursue her career in the industry. She quickly made a name for herself, directing music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Dizzee Rascal, and Ronan Keating.

In 2014, Byrne made her feature film debut with the romantic drama “The Last Time.” The film received critical acclaim, and Byrne was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

Byrne followed this up with “The Changeover,” an adaptation of Margaret Mahy’s award-winning novel of the same name. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the IFTA award for Best Feature Film.

In 2020, Byrne was selected to be part of the British Film Institute’s Breakthrough Brits program, which recognizes emerging British filmmakers. She is currently in post-production on her next feature film, “The Far Shore,” a sci-fi drama set in a near-future world.

Byrne’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a BAFTA nomination, a British Independent Film Award nomination, and the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Award. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the film industry, and has spoken out on the need for more female directors and filmmakers of color to be given a platform.

Ciara Byrne is one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers of her generation. Her work is powerful, provocative, and visually stunning, and she continues to push boundaries and challenge conventions. With a bright future ahead of her, Byrne is sure to be a major force in the film industry for years to come.

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