Industry Stakeholders

Animation Ireland

Animation Ireland brings together the leading Irish animation studios to discuss industry issues and promote Ireland as destination for production.

Animation Skillnet

SUBSIDISED TRAINING FOR THE ANIMATION, GAMES AND VFX SECTORS… Animation Skillnet is an industry led training network for the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland.

Arts Council

 The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. The Arts Council’s role in film is distinct and is central to the provision of a national infrastructure for film culture in Ireland. The focus is on supporting film artists and on providing for and developing audiences for cultural


The role of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of

Bow Street

Bow Street was originally established as The Factory in 2010 by three of Ireland’s leading filmmakers, John Carney, Kirsten Sheridan, and Lance Daly. They were shortly joined by Casting Director Maureen Hughes and filmmaker Shimmy Marcus. Originally set up as a space for filmmakers to collaborate and share ideas, The Factory evolved into one of

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was established on 1st October 2009 to regulate content across all broadcasting, assuming the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). The BAI provides support for the skills development of the audiovisual sector on a case by case basis. Facilitating learning

Cork Film Centre

The Cork Film Centre is a resource centre for Filmmakers in the Cork area.  Funded by the Arts council, CFC supplies local filmmakers with equipment and training. For further information on courses currently on offer please contact Cork Film Centre. T: +353 21 421 5160 E:

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support: Culture sector initiatives, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation; Audiovisual

Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide through a range of initiatives and funding programmes. It creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. Culture Ireland develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events,

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, Enterprise Ireland support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can


Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers. It is funded primarily by the arts council, members fees and training fee income.  Filmbase provides a range of film and video training courses for new and emerging filmmakers as well as the more experienced film professional. Course lengths vary from 1 day or weekend courses to courses run

Galway Film Centre

Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members based organisation dedicated to the development of film as an artistic medium in the West of Ireland. They support filmmakers, community and youth groups through education and training, equipment provision and information. They offer short training programmes, tailored training for groups and one to one tuition. They focus

Irish Film & Television Academy

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland non-profit organisation (Est. in 2003) to stimulate original and creative production work, and to encourage excellence through Recognition, Education and leadership in film and television

Irish Film & Television Network

The Irish Film & Television Network (IFTN) is an award winning website and Ireland’s central network and resource for information about the Irish film and television industry and acts as an essential tool for industry professionals working in the television and film industry in Ireland.

Irish Society of Cinematographers

The Irish Society Of Cinematographers (ISC) is a non-profit making, non-political, educational, social and professional organisation, founded with the aim of promoting and encouraging the highest standards in the art and craft of Cinematography. This society’s’ membership is by invitation only and will be made up of the most talented Directors Of Photography in the

National Film School (IADT)

The National Film School (NFS) at IADT launched in November 2003 is a professional centre of excellence that both reflects and influences practice in the film, animation, broadcasting and digital media industries by providing creative, technical and academic education at an international standard. This status is based on: the consistently high achievements of its student


RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) is Ireland’s national public-service media organisation. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally. RTÉ services are impartial in accordance with statutory obligations. At its heart, RTÉ is a creative organisation, making and commissioning a broad range of

Screen Directors Guild

 Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is the representative body for Directors involved in the Irish and international audiovisual industry. These include Directors of feature films, fiction, animation documentary, television drama, short films, video art and commercials. On behalf of its members, SDGI seeks to improve the working environment for directors which boosts productivity in

Screen Producers Ireland

Screen Producers Ireland is home to the innovative, imaginative and inventive Producers and Production Companies contributing to Ireland’s vibrant cultural and creative economy. SPI are the unified voice for Producers who create professional screen content in all genres and are the representative organisation for Independent Film, Television, Animation and Digital Production Companies.  Our expertise is


Established in 2013 under the Further Education and Training Act​​​ Solas is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills and are governed by a Board​. SOLAS have been tasked with building the identity and values of a world-class, integrated Further Education and Training sector that is responsive to the needs of learners and the


TG4, the Irish language television channel is an independent statutory entity (Teilifís na Gaeilge). The channel has been on-air since late 1996. TG4 invests over €20m annually in original Irish programming from the independent production sector in Ireland. This investment supports 350 posts in small private sector companies throughout the island. The channel provides a

The Digital Hub Learning Programme

The Digital Hub Learning Programme (formerly elevate Learning @ The Digital Hub) offers members of the Dublin 8 community the opportunity to gain IT skills and digital media training. The programme has reached out to local schools, colleges and community groups with projects involving over 12,000 participants to date. The initiative has also developed links

The Gaiety School of Acting

The Gaiety School of Acting train actors for the theatre, film and television industries. Past students have worked on The Clinic, Fair City, Bachelors Walk, Casualty, The Bill, Tudors and Love/Hate. Graduates have worked on stage in the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, and with the Druid Theatre Company, Rough Magic and the Fishamble Theatre

The Irish Film Institute

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage

The Lir Academy

The Lir, is Irelands’s National Academy of Dramatic Art established as a result of a recognised need for an academy of excellence with the island of Ireland. Its close associations with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and Trinity College Dublin ensure that the contents of all courses are set to the

The National Digital Skills Centre – Broadcast Production Skills

The Broadcast Prodcuction Skills course, formally TV and Video Production, based in the National Digital Skills Centre, Tralee and running since 1987, is the market leader in practical skills based training, utilising up to date, state of the art technology from Apple, Adobe, AVID, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED and many other industry vendors. The course

The Writers Guild of Ireland

 The Writers Guild of Ireland is the representative body for writers in Ireland for the stage and screen. The organisation is a company limited by guarantee. It elects the Board from its members at the annual general meeting which all full members can attend and stand for election. Full membership of the Guild is available


VFXAI has been established to promote Ireland nationally and internationally as a VFX centre of excellence.  Founded by Windmill Lane, Screen Scene, Egg and Piranha Bar, Ireland’s largest VFX suppliers, VFXAI will showcase and represent the VFX industry, infrastructure and talent available in Ireland. VFXAI will interface with training agencies and 3rd level institutions to