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

X-Pollinator – A Cross-Disciplinary Professional Development Initiative For Female Talent starting 02.11.2019

X-POLLINATOR is a cross-disciplinary professional development and networking initiative for female talent. We are seeking up to 150 participants from various disciplines of film, theatre, performance, literature, comedy and visual art including both emerging and established female creative talent. The programme takes place over two weekends (2-3 November and 7-8 December 2019) and aims to

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Certified Chemical Awareness & Handling Course starting 02.11.2019

Morning Session: Chemical Safety Training designed for those who have the potential to be exposed to chemicals in the workplace. Participants will understand the physical and health hazards of chemicals used in the workplace and the importance of the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) to identify methods of protection using safe work practices, emergency procedures

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Introduction to Photorealistic Compositing Using Nuke starting 04.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland are excited to run an Introduction to Photorealistic Compositing using Nuke with Ian Murphy. The course will aim to cover the following over the four days: INTERFACE, NODES AND LAYERING Day 1 Morning Setting up the Nuke workspace Setting preferences Reading in Layering and the over operation Script/node view layout Nodes to

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Social Media Strategy For Independent Producers starting 11.11.2019

In this one-day course in partnership with Screen Skillnet you will learn how to create a social media strategy to accompany your hit TV show. Through the course you will learn how to engage with your audience on each social platform. Studying some of the most successful campaigns across Reality, Factual, and Documentary (Love Island,

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Mojo Techniques – Dublin starting 12.11.2019

Learn how to create professional video and audio content using the tool you and your team already have – a smartphone The rise of mobile journalism (mojo) is now enabling videographers to shoot, edit and publish professional video and audio content from one device, allowing them to tell more stories, faster, for audiences on multiple platforms.

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Mojo Techniques – Galway starting 15.11.2019

Learn how to create professional video and audio content using the tool you and your team already have – a smartphone The rise of mobile journalism (mojo) is now enabling videographers to shoot, edit and publish professional video and audio content from one device, allowing them to tell more stories, faster, for audiences on multiple platforms.

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