Country and nationality


Professional role in the film industry


Years of experience in the film industry


Celine McInerny

I had a passion for holding a camera since I could walk. When I was in school, as a teenager I joined a film club and eventually, I went on to run this club. This really taught me that this was what I wanted to do with my career and to pursue it in college. I use my spare time to film, enter film festivals, working with others within the industry. This is what kept my drive going. Getting involved in everything, that’s what led me to where I am today.  


– Male-dominated field – I was the only girl in my film club. And a main passion of mine was to get other women involved.  

– Women are looked at differently – that they think you are incapable of fulfilling roles.  

Overcoming Obstacles 

– Working with other women in this field. Even though they are my peers, they’re also my role models. We can share experiences through a female perspective.  

– Proving myself to others.  


Get involved in anything you can – any opportunity that comes your way. Dive in and figure it out as you go. Always be open to learning. Get networking and get involved. 



The WIFILM Case Study Library will provide VET providers, females interested in developing a career within the industry, or those working alongside females in the industry with a series of case studies on successful women in the film industry. The Case Study Library will highlight the barriers to entry for females in the industry, including deficits in role models, confidence, and career planning.

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