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Abel Ferrara Masterclass with Silk Road International Film Festival 18.12.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to support Silk Road International Film Festival as they present a masterclass with acclaimed director Abel Ferrara. This inspiring masterclass will focus on the director’s work, style & creation of films including working with non actors discussing films to date. It will feature open discussion, allowing for interactive questions & answers,

Screen Skills Ireland Releases Podcasts on LA Writers’ Room Placements 16.12.2019

Screen Skills Ireland has added two new episodes to its ongoing podcast series, which explores the importance of skills development in the screen industry and different models for upskilling, as well as the variety of career pathways into the industry. Previous episodes in the series have explored the industry landscape more broadly, featuring guests from

Screen Industry Education Forum 2019 Recap 02.12.2019

Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) hosted the second annual Screen Industry Education Forum on 5 November, bringing together around 200 industry stakeholders, education providers & policy influencers to discuss skills development challenges and opportunities for the screen sectors in Ireland. A podcast recorded at the event and a gallery of photos from the day can be

Leading the Way in Animation: Management Development Seminar for Animation Studios 26.11.2019

Animation Ireland in partnership with Animation Skillnet, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Skills Ireland are hosting a half day seminar on Leading the way in Animation: a Management Development Seminar for Animation Studios . This seminar will give practical advice and share first hand experience from well known Irish and UK animation studios

First Steps Event In Association With IFI Education 18.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to be partnering with IFI Education to offer First Steps, an event designed to introduce young people to the world of short filmmaking through presentations from three flourishing filmmaking companies. Presenting samples of their work and talking about their paths into the industry, guest speakers from Paper Panther Productions, Tailored

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2019-2020: Participants and Host Studios Announced 15.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship participants and host studios for the 2019/20 programme.​ The traineeship, which has been running since 2016, has a great track record with over 90% of participants going on to gain further work in the industry either with their host studio or with

Screen Skills Ireland Announce Further Details For Co-Pro Lab – Connect/Create/Produce 13.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce the speakers for the upcoming Co-Pro Lab Conference, run in partnership with Screen Skillnet. Co-Pro Lab is day-long exploration of successful co-production structures, which aims to equip producers with knowledge and insight through a mixture of panels and case studies covering film, TV, and animation. The lab will

Scoring the Documentary Workshop at Guth Gafa International Film Festival 07.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to present Scoring the Documentary – Nainita Desai (composer, For Sama). This workshop is aimed at composers and musicians who already work in film, and specifically have an interest in writing music for documentary. The workshop will offer practical skills to film composers, musicians and documentary directors, on writing music for documentaries, the

New 5 Year Action Plan for Upskilling Ireland’s Screen Industry 05.11.2019

Screen Industry contributes more than €692million gross value added to the Irish economy on an annual basis A 10 Point Action Plan will be launched today to support the development of skills in Ireland’s thriving Screen Industry over the next five years. The Plan will be launched at the second annual Screen Industry Education Forum,

X-Pollinator First Weekend Schedule Announced 31.10.2019

X-POLLINATOR is supported by BAI, Screen Skills Ireland, Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland and is presented in association with The Lir Academy. The schedule for the first weekend of X-Pollinator has been announced, featuring a wonderful line up of speakers and moderators from across many disciplines. X-POLLINATOR is an ambitious new professional