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 FULL DECK: Mastering the Essential Deliverables Required for Commissioning Success starting 30.04.2019

So you have a great TV idea and have developed a compelling paper pitch. But what comes next? A brilliantly crafted ‘Full Deck’ is often the final decider when it comes to convincing a channel that your great idea is realisable, commissionable and returnable. Building on the success of the popular course ‘Creating Ideas that

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Screenplay Unlimited: Advanced Development For Experienced Producers, Directors and Development Executives starting 30.04.2019

Emmanuel Oberg is a screenwriter, author and script consultant with more than twenty years of experience in the Film and TV industry. After selling a first project to Warner Bros as a co-writer, he went on to be commissioned by StudioCanal and Gold Circle before writing solo for Working Title / Universal and Film4. He

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Business Model Innovation & Design Thinking Workshop starting 09.05.2019

A 2 day workshop that will enable you to build an innovative business model using Stanford University methodologies to successfully deliver your next project. The course is suitable for developing business models and projects in Film/TV/Animation/Games, such as a feature film project currently in development. How do you imagine your organisation’s business model might look

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Writing Feature Films for Emerging Writers starting 10.05.2019

This programme is designed to help a writer better understand the rudimentary tenets of storytelling, including concept and plot, story structure, world-of-the-story, character and dialogue. It also explores the increasingly relevant issue of adaptation, as novelists and short story writers explore the idea of adapting their work for the big and small screens. Topics: CONCEPT

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Drafting for Film & Television starting 13.05.2019

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet and in collaboration with Troy Studios are seeking participants for a Beginner/Intermediate Drafting Course. All coursework is done in pencil. This course will focus on drawing a studio set. The course will cover the following: DAY 1 An introduction to the principles of scale and dimensioning. An

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