The National Youth Film School (NYFS) takes place at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dun Laoghaire on July 14th – 18th 2014. The NYFS is specifically designed for young people aged 16 to 19 who are interested in pursuing a career in film-making or television. Budding filmmakers will attend a week long training and production workshop at IADT where they will get the chance to work on a professionally run crew to produce a short film. An industry premiere is planned for Autumn 2014 to screen the films and showcase the young talent.
The National Youth Film School is run by Young Irish Film Makers, the national organization for youth film in Ireland. Young Irish Film Makers (YIFM) have run the national youth film school since 2002, and this year they have teamed up with IADT Dun Laoghaire and the Irish film industry to run this high talent programme for the future filmmakers of Ireland.
The programme is comprised of interactive workshops in all aspects of film-making – from writing to lighting, production to editing – all with professional experts in the field. The workshops will take place in the National Film School (NFS) on IADT’s campus and will also see young filmmakers shoot on location in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area over the course of the week.