Who We Are

“Screen Skills Ireland occupies a central and crucial role at the centre of training and skills development for the AV industry in Ireland. It is well-regarded by stakeholders, with a strong reputation for quality and for engaging industry. The organisation is seen as a key link between the industry and skills development provision, with deep understanding of the needs of the sector.”

Crowe Horwath Report on the Development of Skills for the Audio-visual Industry in Ireland 2017.

Screen Skills Ireland is the leading agency with responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland.

Now part of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

Screen Skills Ireland designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.

Our Core Values: Screen Skills Ireland’s core values are embedded in the work we do as follows:

  • providing skills development opportunities to our industry’s professionals throughout their career
  • offering strategic leadership for skills development within the screen sectors in Ireland
  • driving positive change within the sector through support for inclusivity, diversity, transparency and fairness in our work.
  • supporting the sector to grow and thrive across all regions nationally and internationally
  • collaborating with key stakeholders to provide skills development initiatives that respond to the changing needs of the sector

Upcoming Courses & Events

Advanced Audition Workshop with Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting starting 19.08.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to have partnered with the Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting to offer this Advanced Audition Workshop. Having strong audition technique can make the difference between landing that role or being passed up again. In many cases, some actors have blown their chances before even setting foot in the room. This one

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Building Resilience and Time Management Skills starting 24.08.2019

This course is the first of a number of workshops run for crew to develop skills needed to work in the Film & TV sector. The first course will focus on helping attendees manage their time and remain resilient in this fast paced and ever changing industry.  We will give attendees tools and techniques that

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TV Production Research Skills starting 27.08.2019

Areas covered will include: how to spot and tell a good story professional TV research techniques sources of information interviewing skills how to write proposals and research briefs how to come up with and pitch ideas the basics of editorial policy and broadcast law accuracy and double-checking information copyright

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Managing Staff in line with Legal Requirements & HR Best Practice starting 03.09.2019

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) are seeking participants for this course, presented by Graphite HRM. Aimed at anyone responsible for hiring, managing crew and administration of employment contracts, the course will provide an understanding of the implications of employment law and HR best practices. Please note the course does not

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Leading Successful Teams starting 07.09.2019

This course is the second in a number of workshops run for crew to develop skills needed to work in the Film & TV sector. It is ideal for department heads or those managing people in the industry. In this module we look at creating a great team environment in which things run well, people

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