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 skills development unit within 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

COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training for the Audio-Visual (AV) Sector starting 23.06.2021

*Please note: you must have completed the COVID-19 Return to Work Training before you can take part in this course. This course, developed in partnership with the Skillnet audio-visual networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet), will equip you with the knowledge required to work with

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COVID-19 Return to Work Training for the Audio-Visual (AV) Sector starting 23.06.2021

*Please ignore the date listed on this course. It is running on a rolling basis. This course, developed in partnership with the Skillnet audio-visual networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán and Immersive Technologies Skillnet), will equip you with the knowledge required to return to the workplace safely in the Audio-Visual

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The Art of the Pitch starting 24.06.2021

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to Partner with Erich Pommer Institut to offer 15 places to Irish industry personnel to attend The Art of the Pitch online. This course can be accessed over a 6-month period in your own time. Workshop content: This online course will be delivered by industry professionals who will share their

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Treatment Writing Workshop for Feature Films starting 24.06.2021

Screen Skills Ireland is seeking 8 participants for a treatment writing workshop with Lauren Mackenzie running mornings 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th June and 29th & 30th July. Lauren Mackenzie has extensive experience in film and television as screenwriter, script editor and story producer, including work on the award winning Fair City, Bachelors Walk and Pure

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Television Drama – Development Deep-dive for Creative Producers, Exec Producers & Development Execs with John Yorke (Online) starting 28.06.2021

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet and in association with MediaXchange are seeking participants for Television Drama – Development Deep-dive, with John Yorke. Effective television development requires a creative storytelling skillset, strategic positioning, and personality management. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television and has distilled that knowledge

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Social Media Strategy for TV Non-Fiction starting 01.07.2021

Social Media Strategy is an essential part of TV programming bringing connection with the audience for your content. This course aims to give you a good overview with tips on developing a solid social media strategy, including: Defining the goals of your strategy Understanding your audience What content works best on which platforms Creating a

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