Screen Skills Ireland are delighted to support Careers in Screen Day 2019, an inspiring and innovative day of events for young people interested in finding out more about working in the film industry. This year’s Careers in Screen Day will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 10.30am – tickets are now on sale.
The first guests confirmed for the 2019 event are Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated director of Room, Adam and Paul, Frank, and The Little Stranger and Consolata Boyle, three time Oscar-nominated costume designer of The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins and Victoria & Abdul. We will also welcome Element Pictures co-founder Ed Guiney, the producer of acclaimed films including The Lobster, Room, The Guard and current Oscar-nominee The Favourite.
Screen Skills Ireland will also present a session on demonstrating what your career in screen could look like: inviting Caoimhe Doyle, the Foley Artist behind Game of Thrones, The Favourite, Love/Hate, Sing Street and many more, to present an interactive session on how to create sounds for films and TV – using some very unlikely props! And we are very pleased to introduce Gavin O’Donnell, 2D Designer and Concept Artist at Brown Bag Films, who will present a live 2D art demo and talk about his career in Animation.
This event, aimed at Senior Cycle second-level students aged 15 to 18, is an opportunity for students to hear from a whole variety of film industry practitioners, to learn about their work, how they got there and what advice they might give to young people starting out. Whether it’s the craft side of the industry, working in front of the camera or behind, as well as other areas such as production or casting, there will be something for different interests.
A number of third-level institutions will also be on hand to offer guidance on the day. Exhibitors on the day will include: IADT, Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Waterford IT, Bray Institute of Further Education, NUI Maynooth, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Tallaght IT, University of Limerick, and DCU.