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Screen Skills Ireland and TU Dublin Announce Participants for Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Producing 19.11.2020

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with TU Dublin are delighted to announce the participants of the Advanced Producing Programme for this year, following a high volume of applications for the course. The course has been expanded to Postgraduate Diploma level building on the success of last year’s programme, which saw 15 up-and-coming producers improve their

Screen Skills Ireland and The National Film School Announce Start of Post Graduate Diploma in Series Production 16.11.2020

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, and the National Film School at IADT are delighted to announce that the inaugural Post Graduate Diploma in Series Production has commenced with 15 industry professionals. Developed and delivered by leading industry experts from Ireland and the UK and supported by all three Irish broadcasters,

Creative Leadership Programme for Animation, VFX & Games: Applications Now Open 04.11.2020

Screen Skills Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the Creative Leadership Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, in collaboration with Animation Skillnet, Animation Ireland and with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Now in its second year, the programme has been designed to Empower the Growth and sustainability of the

Coping with Covid-19 in Film and Television Production 22.10.2020

This interactive session from Screen Producers Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Screen Skillsnet and Screen Skills Ireland, will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the film and television sector. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to disrupt everyone working in this sector, this is an opportunity to discuss the challenges

Industry Days at 65th Cork International Film Festival 21.10.2020

Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) presents its renowned Industry Days online for free in its 65th edition in November. Doc Day 2020 has an exciting programme of events available to view and participate online from Tuesday November 10th through to the end of the CIFF digital festival on Sunday November 15th, presented in partnership with Screen

Screen Skills Ireland Supports Expanded Script Mentorship Scheme 12.10.2020

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to support Galway Film Centre on the return of Script Mentorship Scheme for 2020, which has been expanded to include a Script Editor. Now in its third cycle, the hugely successful scheme is open for aspiring screenwriters and script editors across feature film and television drama. Previous graduates of the

ACE Animation Special – Call for Applications 08.10.2020

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the call for applications for the second ACE Animation Special. The workshop, which will be held in Dingle* during the 2021 Animation Dingle festival, is organised in close collaboration with the festival, Screen Skills Ireland and with additional support from Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Animation Ireland. The workshop

GAZE Workshops – Telling Your Story 01.10.2020

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is delighted to partner with GAZE Film Festival on a new educational and training opportunity especially for filmmakers — a special workshop on developing LGBTQ+ stories in documentary and narrative film. These interactive, virtual classes will explore the challenges in telling LGBTQ+ stories and the

Applicants Wanted for Next Round of Screen Mentoring Scheme 29.09.2020

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is delighted to announce that the next round of the structured mentoring scheme, Screen Mentoring, is now open for applications. The scheme enables mentees to avail of mentoring support at key stages in their career development that will encompass business, creative and/or technical mentoring. Mentors

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2020: Participants and Host Studios Announced 24.09.2020

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship participants and host studios for the 2020 programme.​ The traineeship, which has been running since 2016, has a great track record with over 90% of participants going on to gain further