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

The Story Fix: Solving Story Problems in Factual Programmes starting 17.06.2019

In this one-day seminar, Nigel Levy will share his unique approach to fixing stories.  By exploring story at its most fundamental structural level, it will give participants the security to recognise and fix story issues – from development to problems in the edit. Issues such as: Why does the story run out of steam? Why

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The First Draft and Beyond starting 18.06.2019

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet are seeking participants for The First Draft and Beyond. This intensive, project-based, development programme is aimed at screenwriters and creative teams behind first and second-time Feature Films. Participants should have a strong film project ready to progress from outline to first draft, or from first to revised

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Exploring Genre – Screenplay Unlimited Thriller Workshop starting 24.06.2019

This programme is aimed at writers, development personnel, directors and editors who wish to hone their understanding of storytelling in thrillers.  It is required that applicants have either attended Emmanuel Oberg’s Advanced Development Workshop or read his book- “Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure”. The aim of the workshop is to

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Exploring Genre – Screenplay Unlimited Comedy Workshop starting 26.06.2019

This course is aimed at writers, development personnel, directors and editors who wish to hone their understanding of storytelling in comedies.  It is required that applicants have either attended Emmanuel Oberg’s Advanced Development Workshop or read his book- “Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure”. The aim of the workshop is to

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Global Vista Training starting 29.06.2019

Global Vista is one of the main film production accounting and cost reporting programmes, used by independent productions and US studios This course will teach participants how to import budgets into GV, export reports in pdf and excel, paste information into GV using excel. We’ll practice inputting petty cash, purchase orders, invoices, payroll and journals.

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Production Accountancy starting 05.07.2019

Production Accountants calculate finances, work out the cost of a production, communicate with financiers and control the cash flow and spending for the film. Participants will work with EP Movie Magic Budgeting, the film industry’s standard budgeting tool, and Global Vista, one of the widely used accounting and cost reporting programmes. We will run through

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