Martin Scorsese Masterclass – IFTA/STI

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to partner with the Irish Film and Television Academy to present an industry masterclass with acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

The masterclass aimed at filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, editors, sound department, composers etc. takes place on Saturday 25th February in Dublin.

The Objective of the Masterclass is for Ireland’s leading film industry practitioners to gain first hand insight into the knowledge, work, technique, influences and career of one of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Born in 1942, Scorsese is known for his gritty, meticulous filmmaking style and is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. Scorsese’s body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity.

In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards.

He has directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), the religious epic drama The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), the crime film Goodfellas (1990), the psychological thriller Cape Fear (1991) and the crime film Casino (1995), some of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. Scorsese has also been noted for his successful collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films, beginning with Gangs of New York (2002) and most recently The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Their third film together, The Departed, won Scorsese the Academy Award for Best Director in addition to the film winning the award for Best Picture. Their collaborations have resulted in numerous Academy Award nominations for both as well as them winning several other prestigious awards.

Scorsese’s other notable films include the concert film The Last Waltz (1978), the black comedy After Hours (1985), the biographical drama The Aviator (2004), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the historical adventure drama Hugo (2011) and the religious epic Silence (2016). His work in television includes the pilot episode of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl, the latter of which he also co-created. With eight Best Director nominations, he is the most nominated living director and is tied with Billy Wilder for the second most nominations overall.

Date: Saturday 25th February at 2:00 pm

Cost: The cost to attend the masterclass for industry is €25 (€15 for IFTA Members)

How to Apply: Applications are now closed for this event.