International Women's Day

“When you start to compare yourself to others, you start to doubt yourself – and that is a killer”

Film director Kate Dolan opens her playbook for success and offers wisdom for ambitious women

“There is no need to feel alienated if you didn’t go to film school. There are many ways into the industry, and you can learn through experience,” film director Kate Dolan. Picture: Naoise Culhane Photography

I think the best advice I ever got from someone in the industry was not to look up, but look to your sides when looking for collaborators. Your peers who are on the same rung of the ladder as you are your most valuable allies in the industry. People think meeting with the top producer will get you where you want to go, but that producer you met at a short film showcase or at ...