Screen Leaders 2021 Open for Applications

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce that applications for Screen Leaders 2021 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 online workshops, one to one sessions and a residential workshop from September 2021 to January 2022.

Previous participants on the programme have said:

“Most of European audio-visual workshops focus only on projects. Screen Leaders is all about your company development. Such direction feels fresh and very important. Mentors drag you out of your comfort zone, make you think hard and they encourage you to execute your strategies. It was a true pleasure and an eye-opening experience to be part of Screen Leaders with other intriguing production companies.”

Tamara Babun and Matija Drnikovic, Wolfgang & Dolly

“We would highly recommend Screen Leaders if you are seriously looking to elevate your individual and organisational performance. This course is collaborative, innovative, and strategic across all three modules of the programme. The team of experts have giving us invaluable tools to move our company in a clear, structured, and focused direction.”

Christina O’Shea and Clifford Parrott, Magpie 6 Media

When does the programme take place?

Running from September to January this year, there are three modules, with ongoing one-to-one feedback between sessions.

Module 1: 26th – 30th September 2021 – online

Module 2:

  • Strategy and Finance Business Coaching – October/November 2021 – online
  • Strategy and Leaderships Business Coaching – November/December 2021 – online
  • Module 3: Residential in Limerick, Ireland:  16th – 20th January 2022

The deadline for applications is Friday 11th June 2021.

Apply for Screen Leaders here.

Screen Leaders boasts alumni from leading Irish and European companies like: Element Pictures, Lemming Films, Cinenord, Cartoon Saloon, New Europe Film Sales, Tailored Films, Filmmore, Fantastic Films, Black Nights Film Festival, Mikro Films, Match & Spark, Moetion Films, Henneman Agency, Brown Bag Films, Lighthouse Studios, Amour Fou, Garagefilm and Wady Films 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.