Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Partners With UK’s National Film and Television School to Launch New Training Programmes

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland) is to partner with The National Film and Television School (NFTS) for the first time to launch a range of short courses designed to support progression and address in-demand skills within the growing Irish production sector.   

Led by top industry professionals, the new training programmes will be delivered online by the NFTS. The first intake of courses range from two to five days.  

In response to the ongoing demand for crew at all levels, these courses will help upskill existing production crew and support recruitment of new entrants into the screen sector in Ireland 

Participants can apply for the following courses as they are advertised:  

  • 1st Assistant Director Training (2 days)  
  • Drama Production Management Essentials (5 days) 
  • Line Producing for Production Managers (3 days) 
  • Introduction to Production Accounting (2 days)  

Skills Development Manager at Screen Ireland Gareth Lee said: “These courses will help to support access opportunities for new entrants, as well as progression opportunities for more established crew. NFTS has a great track record for the delivery of high-quality, industry-focused courses and we are delighted to be partnering with them on this exciting suite of programmes for crew here in Ireland.” 

NFTS Director Jon Wardle added: “We are delighted to partner with Screen Ireland for the first time. Developing and nurturing home-grown talent is key to ensuring the Irish film industry’s workforce continues to thrive and we are proud the world leading training the NFTS is renowned for will contribute to its further growth.”  

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit the course pages.