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

BAME/Afro Hairstyling Workshop starting 19.01.2020

This one-day workshop, run in partnership with the Hairstylist Guild of Ireland and Image Skillnet, is the first in a suite of courses aimed at upskilling hairstylists working with BAME hair (Black Asian Minority and Ethnic), focusing on Afro Hair. The course will cover the following: Relevant health & safety requirements Understanding & knowledge of

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In The Writers Room III starting 20.01.2020

MICHAEL ZAM was co-creator, writer and co-producer on the FX miniseries, Feud: Bette & Joan, which was nominated for 18 Emmys, including two for Zam, which was based on his Black-Listed screenplay, Best Actress. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon starred in the 2017 series. Other projects include Grace, a Limited Series at HBO, which will soon

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Assistant Editing for Non-Fiction in Association with Irish Screen Editors starting 24.01.2020

In this course participants will gain a full insight into the role and responsibilities of the assistant editor. Areas covered include: Organising project and footage The difference between fiction and non-fiction assisting Expectations of performance from the assistant editor Preparation Ingest of rushes Logging and synching Treatment of non-standard archive Editing Sound work – Track

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Leading Successful Teams starting 25.01.2020

This course is the second in a number of three workshops run for people working in the screen industry.  It is ideal for department heads, those managing people in the industry, and people who are about to step up to this role. In this module we look at creating a great team environment in which

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Managing Mentoring Workshop starting 01.02.2020

In this workshop we look at mentoring, how to manage this as part of your overall role and how, if done effectively it can have a positive impact on individuals and the industry as a whole. Things that we will cover are: What is mentoring and the impact it has How mentoring looks in your

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