Who We Are

Screen Training Ireland part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry. It was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

We work with national and internationally recognised industry professionals, both locally and internationally, to identify, design and deliver training for Irish professionals. Training programmes are offered to practitioners and companies to enhance their expertise in Film, Television, Animation and interactive screen content.

Our aim is to:-

  • Develop storytelling skills (visual and narrative) across multiple genres and platforms and promote creative collaboration.
  • Develop production and technical skills enabling Irish content creators compete at the highest level internationally
  • Raise the bar of business acumen and entrepreneurship

The Irish screen sector is part of a competitive global industry where technology is changing at an incredibly fast pace. Screen Training Ireland is an on-going training resource which is dedicated to assessing skills shortages in the industry and designing courses and opportunities for practitioners to fill those gaps.

Upcoming Courses


Health & Safety for Film & TV Production starting 23.01.2017

The aim of the course is to provide participants with information and knowledge regarding general health and safety, and to alert them to their responsibilities and duties as agents of employers according to the Health and Safety Act 2005 as it relates to the film and television industry.  The course will cover the following: Safety,

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Creating Showbusiness: The Entertainment Television Format Creation Seminar starting 24.01.2017

Creating Showbusiness: The Entertainment Television Creation Seminar aims to equip emerging creative talent in the entertainment television sector in Ireland with the tools to devise cutting edge creative programming.  This course will help creatives in companies to define and revise better TV formats to today’s schedules, with input from the broadcasters and active professionals with

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Production Coordination: From Script to Set starting 28.01.2017

The Galway Film Centre and Screen Training Ireland are seeking participants for a Production Coordination training programme. The course will cover each stage of the production coordination process, and will include both lectures and practical exercises. Topics covered will include: Brief Introduction to the three stages of production – prep, shoot, wrap overview of the

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Sketch-Up: Beginners & Intermediate starting 28.01.2017

Galway Film Centre and Screen Training Ireland are seeking participants for a Sketch-Up training programme.  The programme is aimed at both beginners and those with some Sketch-Up experience. Topics covered on the course will include: Brief overview of the basics including key concepts, menus and tools Examples of the use of Sketch –Up in  recent

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TRAIN THE TRAINER (Animation/VFX) – After Effects starting 10.02.2017

Screen Training Ireland is launching a Train the Trainer initiative designed to enhance the skills of educators and trainers working in further education, higher education and training.  The initiative is initially focused on targeting skills in the teaching of industry-standard software and processes for animation and VFX.  The initiative aims to bridge the gap between

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Chrysalis: The Advanced Screenplay Development Programme starting 05.03.2017

  Chrysalis is an intensive, project-based development programme. It is aimed at writers and development teams of both live action and animation cinematic projects.  Individual writers in receipt of third party support and teams of a writer / writers with their active producer / development executive are asked to apply. Eight strong film projects which

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