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An Taoiseach launches Creative Ireland 08.12.2016

An Taoiseach launches Creative Ireland – a major cross-governmental initiative and legacy project of Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, will today (Thursday 8th December) be joined by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, for the

Creative Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Installations 30.11.2016

The National Digital Skills Centre in association with BECTU are looking for expressions of interest in attending the Creative Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Installations (BS7909) course – ** Modified for Irish law. ** Are you an electrician or lighting technician working in broadcasting or film? If so this course is essential for you. The

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Intensive Feature Film Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Training 28.11.2016

Steve Fanagan received a bursary to attend a mentorship in Intensive Feature Film Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer with Douglas Murray at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles.  Read more about Steve’s experience. “With the support of Screen Training Ireland’s Bursary Award Scheme, I recently completed a 2 week full-time course in ‘Intensive Feature Film Supervising Sound

Screen Producers Ireland Announces Appointment of New CEO 23.11.2016

The Board of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Geraghty as the new CEO for the organisation today (23rd November). The Board also expressed its thanks and best wishes to outgoing CEO Barbara Galavan who had led the organisation since 2010. Elaine Geraghty holds an MBA and has over

OPEN CALL: Irish Film Festival Berlin 2017 is now open for submissions 17.11.2016

Berlin, 14.11.2016 – Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish Film Festival, is for the first time accepting submissions from filmmakers for its 6th edition, which will take place on 16th-19th March 2017 in Moviemento Kino Berlin – Germany’s oldest cinema. Since 2012, every March Shebeen Flick gives Berliners the chance to see a curated programme with Irish

Screen Leaders Announce Speaker Line Up for the Final Module of the 2016 Programme 15.11.2016

Screen Leaders is the Leading Strategic Company Development Programme for the Screen Industries. Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016 – The final module of the Screen Leaders 2016 programme takes place in Lisbon from the 17-20 of November 2016. Speakers for the final module of the programme include; Orion Ross, VP Content Animation & Digital, Disney;

New Documentary Industry Day to take place at the 61st Cork Film Festival 09.11.2016

The Irish Film Board and Screen Training Ireland are delighted to support a new Documentary Industry Day at the 61st Cork Film Festival.  Featuring industry leaders from Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Channel 4 and the British Film Institute. Documentary films and filmmaking, and alternative funding and audience engagement methodologies are the primary focuses of the

John Boorman and Declan Power In Conversation with Seán Rocks 09.11.2016

Spend an animated evening with RTÉ Radio 1 Arena cultural guru Seán Rocks and English-born (but Wicklow-dwelling) John Boorman, a filmmaker best known for his feature films DELIVERANCE, HOPE AND GLORY, THE GENERAL, QUEEN AND COUNTRY and more. The Oscar-nominated director’s debut novel, Crime of Passion (Liberties Press), is a strangely uplifting black comedy about

Exciting Outlook for Creative Enterprises in Wicklow and the South East 07.11.2016

The future is bright for enterprises in the South Eastern Creative Corridor according to industry experts. Wicklow County Campus saw a packed auditorium for the South Eastern Creative Corridor (SECC) Symposium last week as industry experts and entrepreneurs came together to explore opportunities. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities in

Cork Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Irish Cinema 03.11.2016

More than 80 Irish films showcased in Ireland’s oldest film festival  03-November-2016: Irish film is in the spotlight at this year’s Cork Film Festival, with the European premiere of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER among the highly acclaimed homegrown productions to be screened from 11-20 November. The psychological thriller directed by Cork’s own Billy O’Brien,