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GRETB announces 3rd year of the Media Production Assistant Traineeship, in association with Screen Skills Ireland 16.09.2021

Following on from a hugely successful first couple of years of the Media Production Assistant Traineeship Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) are pleased to announce a third year of the course. Starting on Monday September 20th 2020 and based in Spiddal, this traineeship is for new entrants with a real passion for

IFTA Skills in Focus: Production Design with Peter Francis 13.09.2021

The Irish Film & Television Academy, supported by Screen Skills Ireland, present a special Masterclass with celebrated Production Designer Peter Francis.  With over 20 years in the industry, 2021 Oscar nominee, Peter Francis (The Father) is a production and set designer with credit’s on some of Hollywood’s biggest films. Working in the art department of major

Application Deadline Extended For Year Two of IGNITE Documentary Talent Development Programme 01.09.2021

Applications for IGNITE will now be accepted until Friday, September 10th 2021 at 5pm. Successful projects will be announced in early October. IGNITE is a bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers embarking on their first or second non-fiction feature film. It is a cross-border partnership that aims to

Masterclass with Brendan Byrne 31.08.2021

Screen Skills Ireland is proud to support a free online masterclass with Brendan Byrne for young documentary filmmakers and journalists, from the Cleraun Media Ethics Forum, at 19.15 on Wednesday 29 September. Brendan Byrne is an internationally recognised Belfast filmmaker who has been involved with the production of over 20 feature length films in the

Animation, VFX, & Games Graduate Traineeship 2021 – Call for Applications 25.08.2021

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX, and Games, which is supported by Skillnet Ireland under the Skills Connect Programme. In the first part of 2021, the studios that took part in the programme included And Maps And

IFTA Skills in Focus: Animation with Brenda Chapman 20.08.2021

The Irish Film & Television Academy, supported by Screen Skills Ireland, present a special “In Conversation with…” event with celebrated Animator Brenda Chapman. IFTA’s latest Skills in focus event will see the first woman to ever direct a feature animation and the first to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Brenda Chapman, in conversation. Brenda

Screen Leaders Programme – Call for Tutors 26.07.2021

Screen Skills Ireland is seeking to engage a number of Tutors in the areas of Strategy, Leadership, Marketing and Branding, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Finance, Talent Management, Workplace Wellbeing, Workplace Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability.  About Screen Skills Ireland Screen Skills Ireland is the skills development business unit within Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland (SI), the

Screen Skills Ireland Announces Recipients of Screen Stakeholders Funding 2021 22.07.2021

Funding worth over €200,000 awarded to 13 organisations delivering skills development opportunities and initiatives to address priority areas for the Irish screen sector. Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, has today announced the 13 organisations awarded funds from the third round of the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme, worth over €200,000. The

Participating Companies Announced for Screen Leaders 2021 20.07.2021

Ten leading businesses from Europe will participate in the renowned strategic company development programme for the screen industries.  Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is delighted to announce the participants for the 2021 iteration of the renowned Screen Leaders programme.   Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme, which aims to provide participants with the skills to lead their organisation in

S481 Screen Talks with Dan Hennah 15.07.2021

Screen Skills Ireland, in partnership with Metropolitan Films, are delighted to announce the latest Screen Talks webinar with Oscar-winning Production Designer, Dan Hennah. Production Designer, Dan Hennah, has worked on some of the biggest films of all time, including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Underworld and King Kong. This webinar provides an exciting opportunity to hear from