Workshops at Fingal Film and Arts Festival 2017 25.07.2017

Screen Training Ireland are excited to support workshops in Animation, Casting/Acting and Foley at the Fingal Film and Arts Festival 2017. This year’s festival takes place on the 11th & 12th  of August. The weekend will be packed with film, comedy, outdoor screenings and live music and takes place at Swords Castle, Co. Dublin. Kids


How to get Your Irish Doc into the International Market with Robin Smith 21.07.2017

Screen Training Ireland are supporting a workshop with Robin Smith of Blue Ice Docs at Guth Gafa 2017. Finding an audience abroad and achieving international distribution is a challenge facing every filmmaker. This workshop is aimed at first time filmmakers, up and coming filmmakers, as well as established filmmakers in the field of documentary. The

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IFB Announce New Funding Initiatives for Female Writers and Directors as part of Ongoing Commitment to Gender Equality in the Irish Film Industry 17.07.2017

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced a number of new funding initiatives at the Galway Film Fleadh specifically targeted at incentivising female writers, directors and producers, in order to directly increase female representation in the Irish film, television and animation industry. Since the IFB announced it’s ‘Six Point Gender Plan’ in

Guiding Lights 9 mentees: Catryn Ramasut, Harry Macqueen, Kamilla Kristiane Hodøl, Sarah McCarthy, Lucy Cohen, Sean Spencer, Loran Dunn, Nicky Lianos, Demian Fox, Meloni Poole, John Hickman, Dominique Unsworth. Photo by Zoe Manders

Guiding Lights 9: New Mentees Announced 07.07.2017

Following a highly competitive selection process, during which more than 230 applications were assessed, Lighthouse and Creative Skillset are delighted to announce the new mentees taking part in the ninth edition of Guiding Lights, the UK’s flagship film mentoring scheme. The Guiding Lights 9 cohort includes five directors, three writers and five producers (including a


Actors Masterclass with Michael Smiley 04.07.2017

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to support the Actor’s Masterclass with actor Michael Smiley during the Galway Film Fleadh 2017. The masterclass will be facilitated by Maureen Hughes of Bow Street. Irish actor and comedian Michael Smiley began his performing career in the early ’90s on a whim when he took the stage during an

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International Alliance Set to Support “Belt and Road” Movie Production 04.07.2017

A multi-national production alliance to expand the influence of film in China’s “Belt and Road” initiative participating countries was signed at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival which was held from the 17th to 26th June 2017.  The Silk Road International Film Festival (SRFF), which takes place across the city of Dublin in March each


Directors Masterclass with Amir Bar-Lev 03.07.2017

Screen Training Ireland are excited to announce our support of the Directors’s Masterclass with Amir Bar-Lev at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017.  The masterclass will be moderated by Irish director and producer Brendan J. Byrne. Amir Bar-Lev is a New York based film director and Galway Film Fleadh veteran. His directorial debut, FIGHTER, was released

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Career Spotlight: Caoimhe Doyle, Foley Artist 19.06.2017

Caoimhe Doyle, Foley Artist outlines her career path. “I began my journey into sound in 1989 with a Diploma in Communications and Media Production, specialising in sound, from Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Dublin. At that time, film sound was in its infancy in Ireland. It wasn’t until 1995 that Paul Moore founded Ardmore Sound; a studio that

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Interested in participating in a training course or structured work programme to enhance your career development?  Screen Training Ireland may be able to assist with funding through the Bursary Award Scheme. Katie Holly, producer Blinder Films, recently received a bursary to attend the Showrunners TV Drama Series Exchange in Los Angeles with MediaXchange. Read more



It’s a wrap for the seven RED ROCK production trainees who were selected earlier in the year to participate in the RED ROCK TRAINING SCHEME 2017. The trainees were mentored on the third season of the highly popular TV3 soap RED ROCK, immersing them in a real-life TV production. The RED ROCK TRAINING SCHEME is