Screen Leaders 2020 Open for Applications

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce that applications for Screen Leaders 2020 are now open for European and Irish screen companies.

What is Screen Leaders?

Screen Leaders is the strategic company development programme for the screen industries that can transform businesses.

  • Is your company going through a period of change or growth?
  • Do you want to internationalise your business?
  • Do you need to re-define the scope of your business?
  • Is it time to frame your company vision?

If you are asking these questions about your business, then Screen Leaders is the programme for you and your company.

Designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition, the programme, which has been running successfully for over 10 years, is funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme and Screen Skills Ireland.

The Screen Leaders programme will provide you and your company with the skills to lead and grow the organisation in a complex, innovative and evolving international marketplace, with a mixture of residential week-long workshops and one to one sessions from June to November 2020.

Previous participants on the programme have said:

Screen Leaders was one of the best things that has happened to our company recently. Apart from getting the opportunity to analyse, rethink and restructure our organisation with the help of great experts and coaches, it also meant a lot to our personal development as leaders. It felt like therapy for our company and we came out stronger and more focused. The program is very hands-on and orientated to the daily practice (and worries). We learned a lot from working with the other participants. Connecting with them proved very valuable for our business approach already. We recommend Screen Leaders to anyone who has the ambition to upscale and professionalize their company. It was a privilege being part of it.

– Vanessa Henneman and Jara Lucieer, Henneman Agency

When does the programme take place?

Running from June to November, there are three modules, with ongoing one-to-one feedback between sessions.

Module 1: Residential in Limerick, Ireland: 28th June – 2nd July 2020

Module 2:

  • Strategy and Finance Business Coaching in Dublin, Ireland: 27th – 28th August and 31st August – 1st September 2020
  • Strategy and Leaderships Business Coaching in Hamburg,Germany: 8th – 9th and 12th – 13th September 2020

Module 3: Residential in Brussels, Belgium:  22nd – 26th November 2020

The deadline for applications is Friday 17th April 2020.

Apply for Screen Leaders here.

Screen Leaders boasts alumni from leading Irish and European companies like: Element Pictures, New Europe Film Sales, Cartoon Saloon, Brown Bag Films, Cinenord, Wildcard Distribution, Filmmore, Blinder Films, Amour Fou, Alphapanda, Mikro Films, Match & Spark, Moetion Films, A Film, Garagefilm and Copenhagen Bombay to name but a few.

For further information on Screen Leaders, please contact Barbara Henkes at

Phone: +353 1 6798040


This programme is funded with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Screen Skills Ireland.