Get into Film: Autumn Training at Filmbase

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Filmbase, a training centre in the heart of Temple Bar, has just launched its schedule of autumn courses. Covering both creative and technical elements of filmmaking, these training opportunities vary in length from a weekend’s masterclass to a year-long MA programme.

The Screen Studio Academy: Intensive Lab is a brand new series of courses aimed at writers, actors and directors who have existing experience and are now looking to develop their skills in an intensive workshop environment. Tutors include Conor McMahon, Mary Kate O’Flannagan, Rachel O’Flannagan, Maria Tecce, Michelle Read and Sharon Mannion.

November hosts two weekend workshops. First up, Stephen Follows presents the Film Producer’s Masterclass, taking you through every step of the filmmaking journey, from idea through to seeing your creation on the big screen. Then Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel; Song of Songs) will help emerging filmmakers by addressing in practical detail the fundamental questions with his course on Visual Storytelling.

For those dipping their toes in the water, courses include Screenwriting and Directing for Beginners, as well as Documentary Filmmaking, 5-day DSLR, Writing TV Drama and FCPX training.

September also sees the MA in Digital Filmmaking kick off, where students shoot a feature film.


To get the low-down on all of these courses and more, visit


Filmbase has been supporting Irish filmmakers since 1986 through a range of services including quality training at affordable rates, access to film funding award schemes and equipment hire. Go to for more info.



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