Stunt Guild Ireland

The Stunt Guild Ireland was established in 2008 and now represents the majority of stunt personnel living in Ireland. The Guild’s membership represents levels of skills, qualifications and experience arising from 20 years of stunt performing and coordinating, both Nationally and Internationally.

The aims of Stunt Guild Ireland:

To provide information on national/international training for stunt personnel in Ireland.

To provide a database of professional Stunt performers in Ireland.

To ensure employment for our Guild members within our own regional productions.

Stunt Guild Ireland uses the same experience and qualification guidelines as set out by recognized Stunt Groups and Guilds throughout the world.

The Guild membership, with its wide range of experience, can provide levels of excellence in terms of skill and professionalism, perhaps previously thought of as only available abroad.

The safety of all those working on set is of paramount importance to us. The Guild has as its highest aim, a safe and productive working environment for all those who are entrusted to our care. It is our firm belief, that a combination of the highest levels of skill and professionalism, together with the provision of a safe and productive working environment, will result in a world class finished product on screen.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. In the meantime, Stunt Guild Ireland wishes to convey to the Irish Film, Television and Theater Industry our support and appreciation. We look forward to working with you on future projects.

For further information visit www.stuntguildireland.com

 

ilDÁNA 2018 | Information and Guidelines

TG4 and the Arts Council announce that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has joined them as a partner on the arts documentary scheme, ilDÁNA 2018.

ilDÁNA is designed to enhance the TG4 schedule by supporting the making of an ambitious and cinematic long-form documentary on the arts in Irish. A budget of €120K will be made available by the partners for this landmark documentary which will have a theatrical window before its broadcast in a primetime slot on TG4.

Speaking at the launch of the initiative BAI CEO Michael O’Keeffe said that “Increasing the production and availability of quality Irish language content is a strategic objective for the BAI. Achieving this requires partnerships and the BAI is delighted to support ilDÁNA especially given its focus on innovation and creativity in programming production”.

TG4 Director General, Alan Esslemont also welcomed the development saying, “Following an impressive list of award-winning productions funded during our twenty-year collaboration on the Splanc! scheme, TG4 welcomes this partnership with the Arts Council and BAI which will ensure that landmark arts documentaries continue as part of the fabric of TG4’s programme schedule.”

Welcoming the new partnership, Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film at the Arts Council, said: “We are delighted to be joined by the BAI on this initiative with TG4, which offers a unique opportunity for the making of ‘art about art’ for cinema and television audiences”.

Applications must be made to the Galway Film Centre no later than 17:00 on Thursday, 21 June 2018.

See more information here:
http://www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/2018/05/14/ildana-2018-information-and-guidelines/

 

Industry events and Masterclasses at Fastnet Film Festival 2018

Screen Training Ireland are excited to support the Fastnet Film Festival 2018.  The festival is a valuable opportunity for young emerging talent to mingle with professional filmmakers and access a fantastic range of workshops, masterclasses and events. It takes place in Schull, West Cork from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th of May, 2018.

Masterclasses and workshops include an Actors Masterclass with Robert Pugh, Sion Tudor Owen, and Alister Petrie with Phillippa Kennedy OBE; Making It Happen: the Role of the Producer with Ed Guiney, Lesley McKimm and David Collins; The Actor’s Take: from script to screen with UK actors Alistair Petrie, Sion Tudor Owen and Robert Pugh; Happy Endings: screenwriting masterclass with Donal Beecher, Lecturer in Writing for Film, TV and Digital Storytelling; 10 FFF’n Years by Gerard Stembridge: Short film in two days; A Knack For Talent: Discussion with London Film School students; ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Classic Hollywood to today: discussion forum; The Irish Film Board: the Inside Track: discussion forum; From Stop Sign to Sign Post: film classification discussion; Costume Masterclass with World-renowned Costume Designer Joan Bergin; 2-Day Self Taping Masterclass with Renowned Casting Director Maureen Hughes and visiting Casting Director Ros Hubbard; Creating stories using your Phone: Masterclass with Neil Leyden, Head of RTE.ie; Documentary Filmmaking with Renowned US Director Paul Stekler; Casting Tales from the Deep… giving an insight into the casting process.

Other workshops taking place over the week include stunts with actor Peter Dillon; VFX with Dan Cullen; and a roundtable discussion on screenwriting with UCC and Arts Council film artists in residence, Carmel Winters, Gerry Stembridge, Hugh Travers and Gwenda Young.

For a further information on workshops, events and masterclasses taking place at Fastnet Film Festival 2018 please click here

Please note places for the above are limited. Book now! Click here to secure your tickets.

 

Participants announced for 2018 Inside Pictures programme

The National Film and TV School (NFTS) today announces the participants selected for Inside Pictures 2018, its prestigious business training and leadership skills development programme. The scheme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry.

The successful group were selected from over a hundred high-calibre applications from industry subsectors including acquisitions, development, production, sales, distribution, finance, digital, talent management, marketing, legal and business affairs. This year’s cohort is comprised of 20 participants who come from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, USA and the United Kingdom. They are:

Alison Meese – Head of UK Acquisitions, STUDIOCANAL, United Kingdom

Carla Quarto di Palo – Director of International Sales, Cornerstone Films, United Kingdom

Charlotte Mardon-Heath – Senior Marketing Manager – New Media, Entertainment One, United Kingdom

Eun-Zi Kim – Business and Legal Affairs Manager, DCM, Germany

Gijs Kerbosch – Managing Partner / Producer, Halal, The Netherlands

Janey van Ierland – CEO / Talent Manager, nummer19 management, The Netherlands

Jo Allan – Storyworlds Producer, The Ink Factory, United Kingdom

John Keville – Managing Director / Producer, Savage Productions, Ireland

Jonathan Halperyn – Producer / EVP Business Development, Korda Studios, Hungary

Jørgen Storm Rosenberg – Producer, 74 Entertainment, Norway

Justin Kelly – Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Hanway Films & Recorded Picture Company, United Kingdom

Kęstutis Drazdauskas – Producer, ARTBOX, Lithuania

Kristine M. I. Knudsen – Producer, Den siste skilling AS, Norway

Marina Brackenbury – Development Producer, FilmWave, United Kingdom

Oli Harbottle – Head of Distribution and Acquisitions, Dogwoof, United Kingdom

Paula Devonshire – Producer, Devonshire Productions Inc., Canada

Paula Heffernan – Head of Production, Element Pictures, Ireland

Rajko Jazbec – Managing Partner & Producer, CognitoFilms Zürich & Serienwerk Berlin, Switzerland

Sol Bondy – Managing Partner / Producer, One Two Films, Germany

Yvette Zhuang – VP, International Sales, STX Entertainment, USA

Inside Pictures comprises of three intensive one-week modules, taking place in London and Los Angeles between June 2018 and January 2019. The programme delivers cutting edge industry business knowledge and high-level management skills, as well as enhancing participants’ profiles within the global film industry. Seminars, workshops, studio visits and events cover all aspects of international film business – from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing and exhibition and the latest digital developments.

Each Inside Pictures participant will benefit from a mentoring scheme, which matches them with one of the programme’s 250 alumni, who will support their progress throughout the course and beyond.

For 2018, Inside Pictures secured Alison Owen as Industry Ambassador. Owen is co-founder and producer at Monumental Pictures, where she joined from Ruby Film and Television. As Ambassador, she will champion the course and be present at key stages throughout the programme. She will welcome participants at the start of their journey, meet with them during the programme and send them on their way as they graduate at the end of the course.  She says: “Inside Pictures is an extraordinary and very necessary training programme – I honestly don’t know how we would find the next generation of film producers without it. It galvanises and organises key players in the industry to support individuals in a way we would always want but are seldom able to do on an individual basis. I feel privileged to be an ambassador for such a wonderful scheme.”

Inside Pictures is presented by world leading film school, the National Film and Television School and supported by the Creative Europe Media Programme as the majority funder and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund which is backed by the British Film Institute (BFI), awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Agnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, says: “Inside Pictures is Europe’s flagship professional training programme, the envy of the world, attracting talent from around the globe and building strong leaders who will go on to shape our industry. I’m proud that Creative Europe supports this programme.”

Gareth Unwin-Ellis, Head of Film, Creative Skillset, says: “Congratulations to the talented cohort of future industry leaders selected for professional development through Inside Pictures. This combination of taught modules with mentoring from industry practitioners is extremely effective in building knowledge and industry relationships. We thank the high-level industry executives who offer their valuable time to share their expertise in this way. The importance of mentoring is recognised in the BFI’s new film skills strategy, Future Film Skills, and we will be working with our partners in the film industry in coming months to develop a UK-wide mentoring service, Screen Mentoring UK, that will share the good practice of schemes such as Inside Pictures more widely.”

Jon Wardle, NFTS Director, says: “Inside Pictures – now in its 15th year – remains the leading film business development programme in Europe. It’s continued success would not be possible without the support of the progamme’s funders – and we are grateful to them for recognising the value of ongoing learning, and for giving this year’s group of talented individuals the opportunity to grow their business and contribute to the wider industry. I’m sure this group of participants will go on to achieve great things like the 14 cohorts before them!”

Julia Short, Programme Director of Content, says: “Once again, Inside Pictures owes a great debt of gratitude to the many leaders from the European and US film industries who lend their support to the course. Without their input, knowledge and experience we would not be able to achieve the success we enjoy year after year.”

Inside Pictures receives widespread industry support and participation from many of the highest-level industry professionals in America and Europe. See the website www.inside-pictures.com for the most up to date list of speakers, who include:

 In Europe:

 Andrew Orr – Managing Director, Independent

Hamish Moseley – Head of Distribution, Altitude Film Entertainment

Matt Baker – Head of Acquisitions, HanWay Films

John Letham – Founder & Director, Considered Thinking

Bobby Allen – VP of Content, MUBI

Lilla Hurst – Joint Managing Director, Drive

Jill Tandy- Executive Producer, Inside Pictures

Gráinne McKenna – Partner, Wiggin LLP

Tom Grievson – Head of Distribution and Marketing, HanWay Films

Paul Miller – Producer, Escape Pictures

Leontine Petit –  CEO & Producer, Lemming Film

Malte Grunert – Managing Director, Amusement Park Films

Poonam Sahota – VP Worldwide Acquisitions, Home Entertainment, Entertainment One

Benjamina Mirnik-Voges, Managing Director, Film – Germany, Entertainment One

Duncan Clarke – President of Distribution, Universal Pictures International

Claire Beswick – Founder, The Living Room Cinema

Reno Antoniades – Manager Partner, Lee & Thompson LLP

Tim Bevan – Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Working Title Films

Steve Knibbs – COO, VUE Entertainment

Christos Michaels – Partner, Lee & Thompson LLP

James Shirras – Joint Managing Director, Film Finances Ltd

Sune Lind Thomsen – Head of Theatrical Distribution, Release & Marketing, SF Film A/S

Susan Wendt, Head of Sales, TrustNordisk ApS

Mark Woolley – Finance & Commercial Director, Ecosse Films

In Los Angeles:

Sean McKittrick – Producer & Partner, QC Entertainment

Ray Mansfield – Producer & Partner, QC Entertainment

Rebecca Kearey- President, International Marketing and Distribution, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Steve Golin – Founder & CEO, Anonymous Content

David Koplan – President of Production, Red Granite

Bonnie Voland – Head of Worldwide Marketing and Publicity, AGC Studios

Orian Williams – Producer, Northsee

Tracey Becker – Producer, Beachfront Films

J Todd Harris – President, Branded Pictures Entertainment

Anne Thompson – Editor-at-Large, IndieWire

Marc Gareton – EVP Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Netflix

Alan Brunswick – Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Kieran Breen – EVP International Marketing, 20th Century Fox

Eddie Cunningham – President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment

CAA

Rich Delia – Casting Director/Owner, Rich Delia Casting

Craig Emanuel – Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Hannah Minghella – President, TriStar Productions

Amotz Zakai – Vice President, Echo Lake Productions

Ann Johnson – SVP, Littlefield Company

The programme is also grateful for the support it receives from the Film Distributors Association, Ingenious Media, Lee & Thompson LLP and Pulse Films.

Inside Pictures is on Facebook and Twitter. facebook.com/insidepictures and twitter.com/inside_pictures

Art Directors Guild of Ireland

The Art Directors Guild of Ireland was established in March 2017 with the aim of promoting the interests, good working practice, training and development of art department workers in tandem with the overall aim of promoting excellence in Film & Television Art Direction and Design in the interests of all those engaged in the industry in this country. It was set up by Art Directors and Production Designers based in Ireland.

Production Designers and Art Directors are responsible for the designing, planning, scheduling, budgeting, crewing, drafting and monitoring of all aspects of the art department including, but not limited to: set design, set decoration, action props, graphics, vehicles, animals, sculpting, model making, and VFX set extensions.

The skillset, dedication and quality of workmanship of our Film & Television Crews here in Ireland are excellent. We believe that together we have built the foundations for a sustainable Industry which has the possibility of prospering into the future notwithstanding the inherently fragile nature of the business. The ADGI are committed to the raising of our standards and ensuring that everything possible is done to facilitate the longevity of the Industry and the safeguarding of its reputation.

Photo: Luggala, Art Directors Guild of Ireland

Screen Training Ireland Vacancy: Apprenticeship and Traineeship Executive

Vacancy: Apprenticeship and Traineeship Executive

Screen Training Ireland (STI) is the national training and development body for Ireland’s film and television industry.  It was established in 1995 (after the STATCOM report) to provide ongoing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen industry. STI comes under the auspices of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) soon to be Screen Ireland.

The screen industry encompasses the development and production of Film, Television, Animation, VFX, Post production and emerging screen technologies and STI works across all these sectors.

The development of people and skills in the sector is a crucial component of growth and success and as part of our strategy for Audio-Visual training for the sector STI want to enhance ‘on the job’ learning and development.  This will include an increased emphasis on the development of structured apprenticeships and traineeships alongside mentoring, coaching, and shadowing.

A crucial part of this role will be the development of a structured environment for Trainees.  This will involve developing pathways into the industry, structured modular training and career paths beyond entry-level.

Role Description

This is a newly created full-time position working directly with and reporting to the STI Training Manager. The role will see the successful individual working closely with Producers and individual Heads of Department.

This role is primarily about new entrants into the industry, better pathways, school leaver opportunities and graduate opportunities.  As part of our commitment to diversity part of this role will be an engagement in disadvantaged areas around Ireland to open career opportunities within the sector.

The role will also be working closely with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Solas in the development of Apprenticeships and Traineeships as well as individual Education and Training Boards.

The role will consist of:

  • Working with Producers in the development of modular training for production trainees within the Section 481 Training Scheme
  • Developing Apprenticeships across live-action, animation and VFX production.
  • Developing Traineeships across live-action, animation and VFX production.
  • Creating entry points in to the industry for new entrants.
  • Mapping out Career Pathways across the Screen Sector.
  • Developing and maintaining crucial partnerships with the HEA, Solas and the Education and Training Boards.
  • Supporting the Screen sector with the Section 481 requirements in relation to Trainees and working with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to monitor the Section 481 effectiveness in relation to trainees.
  • Developing learning initiatives that are appropriate and bespoke to particular production environments.
  • Ensuring there is a diverse and inclusive balanced approach to the work of STI.

This role will involve local travel and therefore will need flexibility.

Essential Qualities

  • Substantial and proven experience of working in the film and television industry – with extensive knowledge of live-action production, animation production and VFX production.
  • Extensive knowledge of the roles within the live-action, animation and VFX sector.
  • Substantial and proven experience of working within in Training in the AV sector.
  • Must have experience of the development of Apprenticeships, Traineeships and other work based developmental initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An excellent team worker.
  • A forward thinker and ideas generator.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equality and diversity issues.

The successful candidate should be aware of the challenges facing the screen sector and how these may be addressed through training and development.

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to recruitment@irishfilmboard.ie by Friday 27th April 2018 at 5.00 pm.

You will also be expected to be conversant with the training strategy ‘Final Report in respect of a Strategy for the Development of Skills for the Audiovisual industry in Ireland’ see www.irishfilmboard.ie and www.screentrainingireland.ie/reports

This is a sanctioned full-time post at HEO level at a starting salary of €47,552 with annual increments subject to performance.

Annual leave is 25 days per annum and this post will be part of the Irish Film Board Superannuation Scheme.

There will be a 6 month probationary period.

This position is directly responsible to the STI Training Manager.

The post will be based in the STI offices in Dublin.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is an equal opportunities employer.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is under the aegis of the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.

 

Dublin Editors Animation Event

Screen Training Ireland is delighted to support Dublin Editors in association with Animation Skillnet and Brown Bag Studios on a  special animation editing event this Saturday. The focus of the event will be the workflow and processes involved in animation editing and the guests are David Burrows ACE (LEGO MOVIE, LEGO BATMAN); and Sim Evan-Jones ACE (EARLY MAN, SHREK, SHAUN THE SHEEP).

Sim and David have a wealth of experience in animation extending many years. Both have numerous award nominations and wins to their name, and the animation movies they’ve edited have also garnered many awards, including an Oscar for SHREK and Oscar nominations for THE LEGO MOVIE, SHAUN THE SHEEP and SHREK II. Dublin Editors will  discuss various approaches to editing animation, as well as the similarities and differences between editing animation and live -action.

 

Film In Cork’s 2018 Short Film Award: Closing date for applications, Friday, April 6th

The closing date for script applications for Film In Cork’s 2018 Short Script Award is 5pm, this coming Friday, April 6th.

In January Film In Cork, through the support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, and in association with the Tomar Trust, announced details of the Short Film Award, a funding initiative that aims to support creative and resourceful filmmaking in the Cork region.

Film In Cork is reminding talented filmmakers to submit their original, entertaining stories ahead of the deadline this Friday. Live action short film scripts will be accepted up to a maximum of 10 pages. In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full rights to the material they are submitting.

The award will be given to one successful project which will receive €8,000 towards the cost of production of the film, which must be shot in Cork City and/or county. The winner will also receive support in terms of locations, production, mentoring and planning the film’s festival release strategy.

Encouraging applications, Rossa Mullin, who runs Film in Cork said: “The Short Film Award offers filmmakers in the region the opportunity to work with a budget and bring to life on the big screen ideas and emotions that are currently on paper. We are very grateful for the generous support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, as well as the Tomar Trust, who have helped to make this possible.”

Application forms and detailed guidelines for the 2018 Short Film Award can be found at http://filmincork.com/funding/, and applications must be submitted before 5pm this Friday.

Image: EARTHLY BONDS winner of the 2017 Film In Cork Short Film Award.

Mark Lee Ping-Bing Masterclass at the East Asia Film Festival Ireland

Screen Training Ireland are excited to partner with East Asia Film Festival Ireland on a masterclass with renowned Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing.  The masterclass will be moderated by Irish cinematographer Tim Fleming, ISC and will look at the work and career of Mark Lee Ping-Bing in particular his innovations in filming in natural and low-light conditions, and the central, collaborative role of the cinematographer with the director.

The masterclass takes place on the 7th of April at the Irish Film Institute. For further information and to book tickets please click here.

In a career that spans over three decades, Mark Lee Ping-Bing (b.1954, Taiwan) has distinguished himself as one of the world’s most gifted cinematographers. He contributed to the New Taiwanese Cinema of the 1980s at which time he began a prolific and long-time collaboration with master director Hou Hsiao-Hsien (an esteemed festival guest in 2017). Mark Lee has also collaborated with renowned directors Wong Kar-Wai, Tran Anh Hung, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Ann Hui and Sylvia Chang, and his work has won him numerous international honours. He has over 70 films and 21 international awards to his credit. He was awarded the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2016 Berlinale for CROSSCURRENT (Yang Chao, 2016); the APSA Award for Achievement in Cinematography at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for THE ASSASSIN (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015); the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000), as well as the Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan) and 2000 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award (China) for Best Cinematography.

Described by Daniel Eagan of Film Comment, Mark Lee is a ‘defining force in Asian cinema’ with ‘an uncanny grasp of artificial and natural lighting’ developed through his training at Taiwan’s Central Motion Pictures Company.  (https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/interview-mark-lee-ping-bing/ Daniel Eagan, June 20, 2016).

The subject of a MOMA retrospective of his work in 2016, Mark Lee’s ‘exquisite presentation of light, shadow, and color; graceful camera movement; and arresting compositions bring cinematography’s central role in the creation of motion pictures to the forefront.’ (https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/1644?locale=en ‘Luminosity: The Art of Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing’).

As part of the festivals Extreme Light strand rare screenings of five films spanning Mark Lee’s career will include, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) the festivals Gala Opening Film; Tian Zhuangzhuang’s remake of Fei Mu’s classic 1948 film SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN (2002); Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s astounding THREE TIMES (2005); LET THE WIND CARRY ME (2010) a documentary portrait of Mark Lee; and the Irish première of Mark Lee’s latest work SEVENTY-SEVEN DAYS by Zhao Hantan (2017); as well as four post-screening Q&As with Mark Lee.

Masterclass: Mark Lee Ping-Bing in conversation with Tim Fleming, ISC.

Date: Saturday 7 April, 12.00 noon.

Tickets €20; €15 conc.; €10 students

Tickets: on sale at http://ifi.ie/film/eaffi-2018-masterclass

 

 

Screen Training Ireland Celebrate International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Screen Training Ireland (STI) takes a look at the achievements of Irish female filmmaking talent who have accessed various training, mentoring and shadowing opportunities offered over the years.

Through our work at Screen Training Ireland we are fully committed to International Women’s Day call to action to #PressforProgress on gender parity by encouraging an environment of support and inclusion on all STI courses and initiatives. In 2017 STI allocated 48% of training places to women.

Screen Training Ireland support female talent through various courses, initiatives and the bursary award scheme.  Leading Irish Composer and Conductor, Eimear Noone, participated in many STI courses and is a world renowned conductor of video game scores; Caoimhe Doyle, Foley Artist (ROOM, FRANK, GAME OF THRONES, SING STREET) received a bursary to participate in an apprenticeship with Andy Malcolm at Footsteps Post-Production Sound Inc. at the beginning of her career. Read more about their achievements here and here

Other female talent supported through STI includes Neasa Ní Chianáin, Director (SCHOOL LIFE); Carmel Winters, Writer/Director (SNAP, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY); Martina Niland, Producer (SING STREET, THE YOUNG OFFENDERS TV Series, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY); Anna Rackard, Art Director/Production Designer (LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, A DANGEROUS FORTUNE, STELLA DAYS, THE BUTCHER BOY); and many more female filmmakers.

Creative Director Aoife Doyle and Producer Niamh Herrity of Pink Kong Studios were awarded a bursary of €30,000 by ADIFF, Screen Training Ireland & Audi Ireland to produce their virtual reality concept AURORA which premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival.

Director shadowing schemes were developed to support key creative talent on RED ROCK and CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE to increase future productions directed by female talent. Hannah Quinn, Assistant Director RED ROCK participated on a shadow directing opportunity on RED ROCK with director Lisa Mulcahy and Natasha Waugh, AD, shadow directed six episodes of CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE alongside director Imogen Murphy.

You can read more about Hannah’s shadowing experience here.

Mentoring opportunities for female talent are supported via leading international programmes such as Guiding Lights and Inside Pictures. Irish writer Ailbhe Keogan (RUN AND JUMP, TAKE ME SWIMMING) and Kate Dolan, director (LITTLE DOLL, CATCALLS) were supported on the prestigious film mentoring scheme, Guiding Lights; as was Writer Carmel Winters (SNAP, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY).

Kate McCullough a leading Director of Photography who has worked on acclaimed Irish documentaries IT’S NOT DARK YET and THE FARTHEST recently contributed to the STI career spotlight series outlining her career progression which you can read about here. STI will continue to profile key female talent working in the industry as part of their Career Spotlight series.

We remain fully committed to supporting female filmmakers at all stages of their career development by providing women with access to a range of programmes and supports.

Image: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, written and directed by Carmel Winters and produced by Martina Niland.