Call For: Submissions to Pitch @ Breaking Through The Lens

 

Breaking Through The Lens is a pitching initiative helping connect female-identifying directors to top film investors. The program is focused on practical actions and is a direct response to what the organisers, themselves female filmmakers, have encountered as barriers to their progress – access to finance.

Breaking Through The Lens is currently inviting submissions to pitch at its 2020 event. 10 film projects will be selected and presented at an invite-only event at the Cannes Film Festival to an audience of Financiers, Sales Agents and Distributors. The guestlist is carefully chosen to include a selection of the industry’s most respected private investors and companies such as Lionsgate, The Fyzz, Headgear and Film 4.

The program is a grassroots movement and focused on measurable actions to overcome the greatest barrier to women in in the industry – access to finance. This is a practical resource for under-served filmmakers, one that is multi-cultural, intersectional and results-driven.

10 successful applicants will get the chance to pitch at our Cannes event. All participants will then be immediately connected via email to funders that have registered interest in their project, and every effort will be taken to help them close the deal.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with a standing-room-only audience of over 100, and all projects receiving significant interest. Watch the video, which gives a sense of the event and impact.

“In an industry that has favoured the Male Voice for so long…Breaking Through The Lens is changing that Dynamic.” – Liza Foreman, Cannes Market News, 2019

Further information and application can be found at
breakingthroughthelens.com

This project is open to female-identifying and nonbinary directors with a feature film project in late-stage development. There is no restriction in terms of genre, but the project must have:

1. A strong, finished script in the case of narrative (or detailed beat sheet in the case of documentaries).
2. A producer with feature film experience attached.
3. Strong visual treatment, which includes a Director’s Statement and artistic references.
4. A full budget and finance plan ready should you be selected.

  • consider favourably projects that have:

5. Key crew and/or cast attached.
6. Initial finance raised.

This is about finding films with strong artist merit, that are in a position to receive finance and go into production within the next 12 months. Films that have already participated in or applied to the programme can submit again, as long as their project has moved forward significantly.

Submission Deadline: 10th February, 2020
Shortlist Notification: 28th February, 2020
Final Notification: No later than 25th March 2020

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Get into Film: Training, Courses, Workshops & Masterclasses

 

Looking to get into film? Want to start out or upskill? Here’s some upcoming training programmes to help you make that move. 

If you are running a training course and would like to be listed, email filmireland@gmail.com

 

8-Week Intro Course for Beginner Actors – Bow Street, Dublin, 20th April – 22nd June 2020. This hands-on 8-week course is the perfect introduction to all aspects of Screen Acting from technical aspects to performance. In a friendly and inspiring environment we will demystify all parts of the craft including casting, rehearsing, shooting and performance analysis. You will learn the key difference between performing for stage versus performing for camera.

Pitch It! – Dublin, 23rd March 2020. This Screen Skills workshop aims to help participants understand the importance of good, consistent, and concise communication that enables you to present a project in a few words, never forgetting to sell to the listener.

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion – Dublin, 12th March 2020.  In this Screen Skills Ireland interactive one-day course participants will get a good overview of how to integrate the practice of diversity and inclusion into the day-to-day learning processes of their working environment; and take decisions in an atmosphere of respect, trust and acceptance.

Young Women in Film & TV 2020 – IADT, 6th & 7th March 2020. This two-day workshop will focus on visual storytelling and is designed to inspire young women to consider a career in the film and television industry.

Screen8 a free out-of-school programme designed to give young people an opportunity to be creative and develop filmmaking skills and talents for a future career in film. The scheme was launched in 2018 with the objective of offering 18 young people from inner-city Dublin the chance to work together on a short film alongside a mentor.  Download an application form.

Film Studies 101. Now that the list of films for the Leaving Cert 2020 have been released, filmmaker and film scholar Natasha Waugh will be available for film studies tutorials, for students who wish to learn a bit more about how to think about film in an academic context. The tutorials will cover: Basic terminology; Scene Analysis; Film Style & Aesthetic; Genre studies. For information on booking tutorials, please feel free to contact Natasha at Natasha.waugh@ucdconnect.ie

Genre Writing with Ferdia Mac Anna  – An Droichead Arts Centre, 9th March 2020. Have you ever wanted to write a Thriller, Horror tale or Comedy? This 1 day course is aimed at emerging writers and will focus upon Thrillers, Comedy and Horror to explore character, storyline, structure and more. A lively and informative introduction to writing for genre.

Storytelling with a Smartphone: Shoot and edit with the production studio in your pocket Dublin, 5th & 6th March 2020.  On this practical 2-day course, mobile journalism trainer Caroline Scott will guide you through the process of filming and editing your own content for broadcast and digital audiences – purely on your smartphone. You’ll be encouraged to think creatively about the storytelling process throughout as you get thrown in the deep end as a mobile storyteller, creating your own feature package.

Careers in Screen 4th March 2020. IFI  An inspiring and innovative day of events for young people interested in a career in the film & TV industry. Aimed at a senior Cycle students aged 15–18, the event will feature special guests drawn from diverse film and TV disciplines.

Writing for Animation with Kristina Yee 3rd March 2020. Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. This is a practical 6-week course for writers looking to break into the animation industry. There will be a focus on writing for children’s television, while exploring the industry in the UK and Ireland.

Filmmaking  Basics  18th February 2020. Cork Film Centre. A hands-on course for entry-level filmmakers. Over six evening classes plus one day-long shooting session, participants will acquire the basic skills to devise and shoot films.

Photogrammetry Workshop for Filmmakers, Animators and Game Developers  15th & 16th February 2020. Galway. Learn the fundamentals of the photogrammetry process in the creation of 3D models for Film, VR, Animation and Games Galway .This workshop is aimed at filmmakers, animators, modellers and game developers who want to understand how photogrammetry can add to their 3D asset creation pipeline and to develop their skill set so that they can include real world objects as high fidelity 3D models in their projects through the use of the photogrammetry process. This skill set is particularly relevant to anyone in VR, Virtual Production, VFX, Animation, and Games.

Write or Rewrite YOUR Short Film with Eilish Kent 12th February 2020. Dublin, TBC. Want to write a short film that will get noticed? Over four weeks you will get continuous feedback on your script and learn the dos of short scripts that get made.

Writing Female Centered Films 10th February 2020. Dublin, TBC. In this eight-week course you will explore the fundamentals of writing feature film, with special emphasis on stories about and for women. How to give agency to female protagonists who frequently don’t fit the role of active hero. Explore the narrative risks worth taking and the rules to break.

Planet Korda Pictures is seeking a female Shadow Director / Assistant Director  6th February 2020. For Alessandra Celesia’s upcoming documentary feature film, “The Flats”.

Creating Screenplays for Short Films with Stephen Walsh 3rd February 2020. Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. A 10-week introduction to visual narrative and the screenplay form which is also a workshop in which participants can develop their ideas into short scripts.

Managing Mentoring Workshop 1st February 2020. Dublin TBC. This workshop looks at mentoring, how to manage this as part of your overall role and how, if done effectively it can have a positive impact on individuals and the industry as a whole.

Full-Time Professional Actor Training Programme 31st January2020. Gaiety School of Acting. The intensive two-year actor training programme is designed to prepare participants for work as an actor in Ireland and internationally

Leading Successful Teams  Dublin TBC, 25th January 2020. This course is the second in a number of three workshops run for people working in the screen industry.  It is ideal for department heads, those managing people in the industry, and people who are about to step up to this role.

The Lir Audition Workshop Cork, 25th January 2020. At this acting audition workshop, one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through preparing for auditions, through careful selection of monologues and developing characterisation.

Abel Ferrara Masterclass Trinity College Dublin, 23rd January 2020. This inspiring masterclass will focus on the director’s work, style & creation of films including working with non actors discussing films to date. It will feature open discussion, allowing for interactive questions & answers, and will be of particular interest to directors, writers, cinematographers, actors, and producers.

Assistant Editing for Non-Fiction in Association with Irish Screen Editors 24th January 2020. Dublin. In this course participants will gain a full insight into the role and responsibilities of the assistant editor.

In The Writers Room III 20th January 2020. MICHAEL ZAM was co-creator, writer and co-producer on the FX miniseries, Feud: Bette & Joan, which was nominated for 18 Emmys, including two for Zam, which was based on his Black-Listed screenplay, Best Actress. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon starred in the 2017 series

BAME/Afro Hairstyling Workshop 19th January 2020. This one-day workshop, run in partnership with the Hairstylist Guild of Ireland and Image Skillnet, is the first in a suite of courses aimed at upskilling hairstylists working with BAME hair (Black Asian Minority and Ethnic), focusing on Afro Hair.

The Lir Audition Workshop Dublin, 18th January 2020. At this acting audition workshop, one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through preparing for auditions, through careful selection of monologues and developing characterisation.

Jeb Stuart Masterclass IFI, 19th January 2020. Join award-winning screenwriter Jeb Stuart (Die HardThe Fugitive) for a masterclass in writing action movies. Using clips from his blockbusting classics, he will explore the process of mapping twists, creating charismatic characters and crafting memorable lines.

Write that Script! – Screenwriting Workshop with Lindsay J. Sedgwick Dublin, 18th January 2020. This workshop will look at how to adapt an idea for the screen, from developing characters and writing powerful scenes, through to structuring stories, creating worlds and everything in between. The goal: that you will know what you need to have the confidence to write a compelling and visual screenplay. Cancelled.

Building Resilience and Time Management Skills 18th January 2020. This course is the first of three workshops run for people working in the screen industry. This course will focus on helping attendees manage their time and remain resilient in this fast-paced and ever-changing industry.

 

 

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Get into Film: Alan Maher, Producer

Representing Ireland at the EFP Producer on the Move programme at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Mark Coffey talks to producer Alan Maher about his life in film.

Alan Maher set up Marcie Films (formerly Roads Entertainment) in 2013, produced the documentary Being Ap and served as the Irish partner for Maya Zinshtein’s Forever Pure, both of which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Alan produced Pat Collins’ biopic Song of Granite, which premiered at SXSW this March, and is now raising the finance for Hong Khaou’s drama Trade.

Alan has been selected for the EFP Producer on the Move programme, representing Ireland at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Each year, the prestigious festival selects 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe to participate in the initiative which connects European producers with potential co-production partners.

 

 

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Get Into Film: Steve Gunn talks to Graham Cantwell

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Filmmaker Graham Cantwell chats to Steve Gunn about his life in film.

Graham Cantwell is an award-winning Irish director and writer, who achieved early acclaim when his short film A Dublin Story won several awards and was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination in 2004.

In 2008 he directed Anton (international title Trapped), which stars IFTA winner Gerard McSorley. The film was picked up for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival and has sold to over 40 territories worldwide. It has since been nominated for three Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.

In 2010 he directed The Guards for TV3, the first ever homegrown single drama commissioned by the broadcaster, set in the dynamic world of the Irish police force.

His last feature, romantic comedy The Callback Queen had a successful cinema release in Ireland and the UK and was nominated for two Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.

Graham recently co-wrote romantic comedy Poison Pen with Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer.

His most recent film, the LGBT short drama Lily, won the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at its premiere screening at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh, qualifying it for Academy Award consideration. The film won Best Narrative Short at the Santa Fe Film Festival and has screened at the prestigious Savannah Film Festival amongst others. The film is currently nominated for an IFTA.

 

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Steve Gunn is an actor, writer and director.

IMBD: http://www.imdb.me/stevegunn

 

 

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Get Into Film: Listing of Film and Filmmaking Courses and Colleges in Ireland

Get Into Film

With thousands of leaving certificate students receiving their results today now would be the time to consider film as an option in third level.  So if you’re thinking about studying film, this list originaly published in January 2011 is for you.

Whether you’re a school-leaver, a mature student, a film watcher or a filmmaker, our exhaustive list of degree and diploma film courses currently available in Ireland will help you find the right course.

For an insider’s guide to Ireland’s film colleges, read Charlene Lydon’s article ‘How to Choose the Right Course for You’ in Film Ireland’s Summer Issue 2010.

Of course, full-time education is not for everyone. 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 over 8 to 10 weeks. Click here for a list of courses available at Filmbase.

Film Courses:

Click on the website/course for further information.

Bray Institute Further Education, Wicklow

www.bife.ie

Performing Arts Acting Foundation Year – Certificate – 1 Year

Intensive production-led course which develops self-confidence, focus, concentration, flexibility and imagination for students who would like to advance in theatre performance.

Performing Arts Advanced Acting for Stage & Screen – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This course is designed to help students progress to a top-up degree. The course covers performance skills and production skills as well as some academic study.

Animation & Interactive Media – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Familiarises students with animation technology and project management skills with project work in 2D and 3D animation.

TV & Film Production – Diploma – 1 Year

This course aims to give students extensive experience in making short films, documentaries and TV programmes.

TV/Film/Moving Image – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Students gain extensive practical experience in camera, sound, vision mixing, editing, lighting, direction, producing, screenwriting, research methods, production management.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin

www.bcfe.ie

Animation – Advanced Diploma In Animation/Ba (Hons) Animation – 2 Years

The course is composed of both practical and theoretical modules including Production, Life Drawing, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis.

Animation – Higher National Diploma In Classical And Computer Animation – 2 Years

This course takes students through various styles of animation through practical work and also teaches history and theory of design.

Animation Drawing Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

A comprehensive foundation course with a particular emphasis on the development of strong drawing skills whilst offering a broad introduction to animation.

Cinematography – Certificate – 1 Year

An exploration of the roles and functions of the camera department through practical projects using a range of 16/S16mm film cameras.

Television & Digital Film – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media or film.

Film – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This programme combines an emphasis on the art of filmmaking and the visual representation of story with the development of technical, organisational and production skills.

Carlow Institute of Further Education

www.carlowife.ie

Media Production & Photography – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Multimedia Production & Digital Movie – Certificate – 1 Year

Multimedia Production merges digital filmmaking, internet, publishing and photography in a broad and varied introduction to digital communication.

Cavan Institute

www.cavaninstitute.ie

Performing Arts – Theatre – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a practical course designed to develop students’ understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies.

Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin

www.cdfemedia.ie

Film Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues.

Communication & Media Production – Higher National Diploma – 3 Years

Students can gain ‘hands-on’ skills with an emphasis on production of high quality media. Access to modern equipment enables students to reach professional production standards.

Dublin City University

www.dcu.ie

Multimedia – B.Sc. in Multimedia – 3 Years

This course gives a grounding in the tools usedfor developing the many multimedia products that are increasingly central to the communications and media sector.

Film & Television Studies – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

As well as dealing with textual criticism, style and meaning in films, this programme brings such critical perspectives into line with recent major developments in film studies.

Dublin Institute of Technology

www.dit.ie

Media Arts – B.A. – 4 Years

This course gives students a broad range of modules which include practical and theoretical studies, along with a language (French, Gaelic, German).

Applied Media Studies – M.A. – 2 Years

The programme equips individuals to make media interventions in civil society through media literacy education, advocacy and research.

Dundalk IT

www.dkit.ie

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Video & Film Production

Allow’s graduates of the existing Level 7 BA in Video and Film Production in DKIT (and other similar programmes elsewhere) the opportunity to progress to a related Level 8 BA.

Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc. in Future Communications in Creative Technologies

Create new products, new systems, new approaches, setting new standards and developing new thinking on how people and society may evolve as communicators in the digital age.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications in Creative Multimedia

This three-year course aims to produce graduates with skills in both conventional and new media, through combining traditional communication and media production skills with high-level training in multimedia production.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communications in Creative Multimedia

Creative & digital media is at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy, and the exploitation of digital content within the media and entertainment sectors is seen as an important strategic opportunity for economic development in Ireland.

Bachelor of Arts in Video and Film

Subjects on offer include practical subjects involving camera work, editing and sound, also you will learn to analyse film content, style and history. Film is a cultural industry, and this course aims to ensure that graduates are aware of industry needs and demands, as well as how to create entertaining and thought-provoking film and television.

Institute of Technology, Dublin

www.it-tallaght.ie

Creative Digital Media – M.A. – 1 Year (f/t), 2 Years (p/t)

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Galway Community College

www.galwaycc.ie

Acting & Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level.

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the TV and Film sector. Students also create a visual portfolio for third level colleges.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

www.gmit.ie

Film and Television – BA – 3 Years

This programme will provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of video and filmmaking.

Galway Technical Institute

www.gti.ie

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Photography and Digital Film Production.

Griffith College, Dublin

www.gcd.ie

Applied Digital Media (HETAC) – M.Sc. – 1/1.5 Years

The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who ‘learn by doing’.

Journalism and Visual Media (HETAC) – B.A. – 3 Years

This honours degree programme will inspire an intellectual capacity for self-expression and objective enquiry, while developing the practical skills necessary for media production.

Media Techniques: TV and Media – Diploma – 1 Year

This is a hands-on course which teaches various aspects of Media Studies along with practical skills and project work.

Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin

www.inchicorecollege.ie

Costume Design & Make-Up – Certificate – 1 Year

This two-year, full-time course equips students with the necessary skills to express themselves through the medium of visual communication in theatre or film as a costume, designer, make-up artist or wardrobe person.

Institute of Technology, Carlow

www.itcarlow.ie

Visual Communications and Design – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will create projects in design (graphics, illustration, branding, advertising, editorials/magazines and signage), digital media (websites, mobile devices and games) and the moving image (video and animation).

Kinsale College of Further Education, Cork

www.kinsalefurthered.ie

Drama Theatre & Arts – Certificate – 2 Years

This course provides comprehensive actors training covering the following areas: improvisation, characterisation, mime and physical theatre, dance, voice skills, script study, audition technique, and performance experience.

Multimedia Production (Incorporating T.V. & Film Production) – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Design and Digital Film Production.

Liberties College, Dublin

www.libertiescollege.ie

Media Production – Higher National Diploma in Media – 2 Years

With a focus on practical programme making and job seeking skills, this course affords individuals the opportunity of developing pathways to direct employment in the media and progression to degree studies.

Performance Foundation/Development – Certificate – 2 Years

This is a course in Acting & Musical Theatre which emphasises the value of live performance in the development of an actor. Formal training to a high standard is provided alongside rehearsal and production schedules.

Performance Advanced/Professional – Diploma – 2 Years

This is an advanced course for applicants with previous training. The full-time programme is entirely production oriented. Participants work as a performing company and are in production throughout the period of training.

Marino College, Dublin

www.marinocollege.ie

Television, Film & Radio Production – Certificate – 1 Year

The emphasis during the delivery of this course is on providing students with the time and space to acquire a strong hands-on experience of the various elements of media technology.

Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a performance-based course in which students have opportunities to perform in Theatre in Education plays written by the Marino College writer-in-residence, student-devised work, movement pieces, film, puppet shows and a classical play.

Advanced Certificate in Theatre Performance – Certificate – 2 Years

This is an advanced practical course in Performance which is designed to develop a wide range of drama and theatre skills.

Monaghan Institute of Further Education

www.monaghaninstitute.ie

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, journalism or film.

Theatre Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a broad introductory course that aims to give students a basic knowledge of the many elements necessary to begin a career in theatre.

National Film School/DLIADT, Dublin

www.iadt.ie

Model Making, Design and Digital Effects – B.A. – 4 Years

The practice of model making requires a unique combination of conceptual, technical and creative competencies. This programme concentrates on these skills by focusing on the key areas of computing, design and drawing/sculpting.

Design for Stage and Screen – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will learn the process of designing for Stage and Screen through working on joint projects alongside other students at IADT. You will have the experience of the collaborative practice associated with being a member of a Film Production Team.

Animation – B.A. – 4 Years

On this programme you will explore the production of animation projects and appreciate the full complexity of the animation process. You will develop the creative, theoretical and technical skills appropriate to gaining an animation degree.

Film & Television Production – B.A. – 4 Years

This programme provides a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of Cinema and Television culture and production practices.

Screenwriting for Film and Television – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

This programme is intended to give writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay.

Digital Media – M.A./M.Sc. – 2 Years

This programme may enhance job opportunities in work areas such as instructional learning, business management, advertising and media communications.

MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television – 1 year full time

This production-centred programme will interest graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire editorial and production skills in radio and television broadcasting, and those who want specialist skills in areas such as programme research and production funding for broadcast.

 

NUI Maynooth

www.nuim.ie

Media Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This programme will help you to prepare for a career in this sector through applied training in radio and television production, and a thorough grounding in the academic study of media in society.

Multimedia – B.A. – 3 Years

This dynamic programme encompasses the twin challenges of learning to use media technologies creatively and learning to analyse the impact of new media on society and individuals.

New Media Technology College, Dublin

www.nmtc.ie

Media (Moving Image) – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This course is suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a professional Film/Television career.

Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This certificate is intended to give students a comprehensive overview of digital film production practice and theory. Students will be given opportunities to experiment with new visual ideas and concepts.

Performing Arts – Certificate – 1 Year

This certificate is intended to provide students with professional training in a variety of performance skills.

NUI Galway

www.nuigalway.ie

Film Studies/Theatre & Performance – B.A. – 4 Years

Either course may be studied as part of NUI Galway’s Arts programme and these subjects may be combined with other, varied possibilities.

Digital Media – M.A./Postgraduate Diploma – 1 Year

The course teaches technological tools and techniques to enable students to express themselves creatively using both traditional and unconventional technologies.

Drama & Theatre – M.A. – 1 Year

The aim of the one-year programme is to combine professional-quality courses in the history of drama with performance-oriented courses in theatre arts.

Film Studies (Film, Culture and Society) – M.A. – 1 Year

This programme emphasises the relationship between film and society while viewing the medium as a unique point of contact between culture, politics and social life.

Production & Direction – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Production and Direction offers advanced training in filmmaking integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Screenwriting – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Screenwriting offers advanced training in screenplay writing integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Film, Television, Digital Media – PhD

This course encourages a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Film, Television and Digital Media by means of enquiry conducted through practice-based research methods.

New Media and Film – PhD

This four-year structured PhD aims to promote research that integrates theoretical discourses on the impact of digital media on cultural and social expression with practical concerns and the media industries.

Ormond College of Further Education, Kilkenny

www.ormondecollege.ie

Media Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a one-year, full-time course that affords students the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of the field of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, photography and image processing.

Pulse College, Dublin

www.pulsecollege.eu

Film Production – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Film Production (Part-time) – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Southern Regional College, Newry

www.src.ac.uk

Media – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This course teaches practical skills and knowledge that will enable students to pursue a career in Media, Film and Television.

Performing Arts – Diploma – 1 Year

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

Performing Arts – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

St. John’s Central College, Cork

www.stjohnscollege.ie

Film, TV & Video Production – 2 Years

Candidates for the Film, TV and Video Production Award learn and explore production techniques and work practices inherent in the Film and Television industries with an emphasis being placed on ‘a hands-on’ approach

St. Kevin’s College, Dublin

www.stkevinscollege.ie

Film and Documentary Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Advanced Certificate – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Stillorgan College of Further Education, Dublin

www.stillorgancollege.ie

Media Foundation – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students in progressing to higher education.

Advanced Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a more advanced body of work and experiences which will help students in the future. It can also provide students with a level of knowledge to gain entry into junior roles in the industry or work on a freelance basis.

Trinity College Dublin

www.tcd.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 4 Years

This course provides the basis for the practical exploration of theatre and other types of performance which is both theoretically and historically informed.

Theatre & Performance – M.Phil – 1 Year

The course offers a study of contemporary strategies of analysis in theatre and performance, with special consideration of the practices of Irish theatre, involving input from the professional field.

Irish Film, Music & Theatre – M.Phil – 1 Year

This one-year course is designed to bring together the three disciplines of Irish film, music and theatre for the first time.

Film Studies and another subject – B.A. – 4 Years

The course covers the history and critical framework of film production and consumption from the 1890s to the present day.

Film Theory & History – M.Phil – 1 Year

This course offers a unique opportunity for the advanced study of film theory and history, which may in turn provide a platform for further study at PhD level.

University College Cork

www.ucc.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 3/4 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English – American Literature & Film – M.A. – 1 Year

Students will explore a wide range of film, literature and related texts from the nineteenth century intellectual foundations to contemporary representations of American culture.

French – Creativity/Literature/Film – M.A. – 1 Year

The course aims to promote creative forms of critical response to primary texts in French, and to explore the nature of different forms of creativity and the links between them.

University College Dublin

www.ucd.ie

Drama & Performance Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Drama & Performance Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This course offers students a number of pathways for progression, with opportunities to engage with contemporary theatre practice and criticism through seminar and studio work, productions and individual projects.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year (progresses to M.Litt & Ph.D)

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English with Drama Studies or Film Studies – B.A.(hons) – 3 Years

This course combines the study of English with either Drama Studies or Film Studies which combine to allow students a broad range of skills and knowledge in these areas of study. Postgraduate courses are also available in all disciplines.

Click here to read for the Film Ireland article in which Charlene Lydon advises on how to choose the course that’s right for you and talks to some up-and-coming Irish talent about where they went to college and what they learned there…

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Get Into Film: Listings of Film Courses

Get Into Film

If you’re thinking about studying film, this list is for you.

Whether you’re a school-leaver, a mature student, a film watcher or a filmmaker, our exhaustive list of degree and diploma film courses currently available in Ireland will help you find the right course.

For an insider’s guide to Ireland’s film colleges, read Charlene Lydon’s article ‘How to Choose the Right Course for You’ in Film Ireland’s Summer Issue.

Of course, full-time education is not for everyone. 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 over 8 to 10 weeks. Click here for a list of courses available at Filmbase.

Film Courses:

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Bray Institute Further Education, Wicklow

www.bife.ie

Performing Arts Acting Foundation Year – Certificate – 1 Year

Intensive production-led course which develops self-confidence, focus, concentration, flexibility and imagination for students who would like to advance in theatre performance.

Performing Arts Advanced Acting for Stage & Screen – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This course is designed to help students progress to a top-up degree. The course covers performance skills and production skills as well as some academic study.

Animation & Interactive Media – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Familiarises students with animation technology and project management skills with project work in 2D and 3D animation.

TV & Film Production – Diploma – 1 Year

This course aims to give students extensive experience in making short films, documentaries and TV programmes.

TV/Film/Moving Image – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Students gain extensive practical experience in camera, sound, vision mixing, editing, lighting, direction, producing, screenwriting, research methods, production management.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin

www.bcfe.ie

Animation – Advanced Diploma In Animation/Ba (Hons) Animation – 2 Years

The course is composed of both practical and theoretical modules including Production, Life Drawing, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis.

Animation – Higher National Diploma In Classical And Computer Animation – 2 Years

This course takes students through various styles of animation through practical work and also teaches history and theory of design.

Animation Drawing Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

A comprehensive foundation course with a particular emphasis on the development of strong drawing skills whilst offering a broad introduction to animation.

Cinematography – Certificate – 1 Year

An exploration of the roles and functions of the camera department through practical projects using a range of 16/S16mm film cameras.

Television & Digital Film – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media or film.

Film – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This programme combines an emphasis on the art of filmmaking and the visual representation of story with the development of technical, organisational and production skills.

Carlow Institute of Further Education

www.carlowife.ie

Media Production & Photography – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Multimedia Production & Digital Movie – Certificate – 1 Year

Multimedia Production merges digital filmmaking, internet, publishing and photography in a broad and varied introduction to digital communication.

Cavan Institute

www.cavaninstitute.ie

Performing Arts – Theatre – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a practical course designed to develop students’ understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies.

Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin

www.cdfemedia.ie

Film Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues.

Communication & Media Production – Higher National Diploma – 3 Years

Students can gain ‘hands-on’ skills with an emphasis on production of high quality media. Access to modern equipment enables students to reach professional production standards.

Dublin City University

www.dcu.ie

Multimedia – B.Sc. in Multimedia – 3 Years

This course gives a grounding in the tools usedfor developing the many multimedia products that are increasingly central to the communications and media sector.

Film & Television Studies – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

As well as dealing with textual criticism, style and meaning in films, this programme brings such critical perspectives into line with recent major developments in film studies.

Dublin Institute of Technology

www.dit.ie

Media Arts – B.A. – 4 Years

This course gives students a broad range of modules which include practical and theoretical studies, along with a language (French, Gaelic, German).

Applied Media Studies – M.A. – 2 Years

The programme equips individuals to make media interventions in civil society through media literacy education, advocacy and research.

Dundalk IT

www.dkit.ie

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Video & Film Production

Allow’s graduates of the existing Level 7 BA in Video and Film Production in DKIT (and other similar programmes elsewhere) the opportunity to progress to a related Level 8 BA.

Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc. in Future Communications in Creative Technologies

Create new products, new systems, new approaches, setting new standards and developing new thinking on how people and society may evolve as communicators in the digital age.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications in Creative Multimedia

This three-year course aims to produce graduates with skills in both conventional and new media, through combining traditional communication and media production skills with high-level training in multimedia production.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communications in Creative Multimedia

Creative & digital media is at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy, and the exploitation of digital content within the media and entertainment sectors is seen as an important strategic opportunity for economic development in Ireland.

Bachelor of Arts in Video and Film

Subjects on offer include practical subjects involving camera work, editing and sound, also you will learn to analyse film content, style and history. Film is a cultural industry, and this course aims to ensure that graduates are aware of industry needs and demands, as well as how to create entertaining and thought-provoking film and television.

Institute of Technology, Dublin

www.it-tallaght.ie

Creative Digital Media – M.A. – 1 Year (f/t), 2 Years (p/t)

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Galway Community College

www.galwaycc.ie

Acting & Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level.

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the TV and Film sector. Students also create a visual portfolio for third level colleges.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

www.gmit.ie

Film and Television – BA – 3 Years

This programme will provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of video and filmmaking.

Galway Technical Institute

www.gti.ie

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Photography and Digital Film Production.

Griffith College, Dublin

www.gcd.ie

Applied Digital Media (HETAC) – M.Sc. – 1/1.5 Years

The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who ‘learn by doing’.

Journalism and Visual Media (HETAC) – B.A. – 3 Years

This honours degree programme will inspire an intellectual capacity for self-expression and objective enquiry, while developing the practical skills necessary for media production.

Media Techniques: TV and Media – Diploma – 1 Year

This is a hands-on course which teaches various aspects of Media Studies along with practical skills and project work.

Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin

www.inchicorecollege.ie

Costume Design & Make-Up – Certificate – 1 Year

This two-year, full-time course equips students with the necessary skills to express themselves through the medium of visual communication in theatre or film as a costume, designer, make-up artist or wardrobe person.

Institute of Technology, Carlow

www.itcarlow.ie

Visual Communications and Design – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will create projects in design (graphics, illustration, branding, advertising, editorials/magazines and signage), digital media (websites, mobile devices and games) and the moving image (video and animation).

Kinsale College of Further Education, Cork

www.kinsalefurthered.ie

Drama Theatre & Arts – Certificate – 2 Years

This course provides comprehensive actors training covering the following areas: improvisation, characterisation, mime and physical theatre, dance, voice skills, script study, audition technique, and performance experience.

Multimedia Production (Incorporating T.V. & Film Production) – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Design and Digital Film Production.

Liberties College, Dublin

www.libertiescollege.ie

Media Production – Higher National Diploma in Media – 2 Years

With a focus on practical programme making and job seeking skills, this course affords individuals the opportunity of developing pathways to direct employment in the media and progression to degree studies.

Performance Foundation/Development – Certificate – 2 Years

This is a course in Acting & Musical Theatre which emphasises the value of live performance in the development of an actor. Formal training to a high standard is provided alongside rehearsal and production schedules.

Performance Advanced/Professional – Diploma – 2 Years

This is an advanced course for applicants with previous training. The full-time programme is entirely production oriented. Participants work as a performing company and are in production throughout the period of training.

Marino College, Dublin

www.marinocollege.ie

Television, Film & Radio Production – Certificate – 1 Year

The emphasis during the delivery of this course is on providing students with the time and space to acquire a strong hands-on experience of the various elements of media technology.

Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a performance-based course in which students have opportunities to perform in Theatre in Education plays written by the Marino College writer-in-residence, student-devised work, movement pieces, film, puppet shows and a classical play.

Advanced Certificate in Theatre Performance – Certificate – 2 Years

This is an advanced practical course in Performance which is designed to develop a wide range of drama and theatre skills.

Monaghan Institute of Further Education

www.monaghaninstitute.ie

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, journalism or film.

Theatre Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a broad introductory course that aims to give students a basic knowledge of the many elements necessary to begin a career in theatre.

National Film School/DLIADT, Dublin

www.iadt.ie

Model Making, Design and Digital Effects – B.A. – 4 Years

The practice of model making requires a unique combination of conceptual, technical and creative competencies. This programme concentrates on these skills by focusing on the key areas of computing, design and drawing/sculpting.

Design for Stage and Screen – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will learn the process of designing for Stage and Screen through working on joint projects alongside other students at IADT. You will have the experience of the collaborative practice associated with being a member of a Film Production Team.

Animation – B.A. – 4 Years

On this programme you will explore the production of animation projects and appreciate the full complexity of the animation process. You will develop the creative, theoretical and technical skills appropriate to gaining an animation degree.

Film & Television Production – B.A. – 4 Years

This programme provides a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of Cinema and Television culture and production practices.

Screenwriting for Film and Television – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

This programme is intended to give writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay.

Digital Media – M.A./M.Sc. – 2 Years

This programme may enhance job opportunities in work areas such as instructional learning, business management, advertising and media communications.

NUI Maynooth

www.nuim.ie

Media Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This programme will help you to prepare for a career in this sector through applied training in radio and television production, and a thorough grounding in the academic study of media in society.

Multimedia – B.A. – 3 Years

This dynamic programme encompasses the twin challenges of learning to use media technologies creatively and learning to analyse the impact of new media on society and individuals.

 

NUI Galway

www.nuigalway.ie

Film Studies/Theatre & Performance – B.A. – 4 Years

Either course may be studied as part of NUI Galway’s Arts programme and these subjects may be combined with other, varied possibilities.

Digital Media – M.A./Postgraduate Diploma – 1 Year

The course teaches technological tools and techniques to enable students to express themselves creatively using both traditional and unconventional technologies.

Drama & Theatre – M.A. – 1 Year

The aim of the one-year programme is to combine professional-quality courses in the history of drama with performance-oriented courses in theatre arts.

Film Studies (Film, Culture and Society) – M.A. – 1 Year

This programme emphasises the relationship between film and society while viewing the medium as a unique point of contact between culture, politics and social life.

Production & Direction – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Production and Direction offers advanced training in filmmaking integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Screenwriting – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Screenwriting offers advanced training in screenplay writing integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Film, Television, Digital Media – PhD

This course encourages a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Film, Television and Digital Media by means of enquiry conducted through practice-based research methods.

New Media and Film – PhD

This four-year structured PhD aims to promote research that integrates theoretical discourses on the impact of digital media on cultural and social expression with practical concerns and the media industries.

Ormond College of Further Education, Kilkenny

www.ormondecollege.ie

Media Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a one-year, full-time course that affords students the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of the field of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, photography and image processing.

Pulse College, Dublin

www.pulsecollege.eu

Film Production – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Film Production (Part-time) – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Southern Regional College, Newry

www.src.ac.uk

Media – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This course teaches practical skills and knowledge that will enable students to pursue a career in Media, Film and Television.

Performing Arts – Diploma – 1 Year

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

Performing Arts – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

St. John’s Central College, Cork

www.stjohnscollege.ie

Film, TV & Video Production – 2 Years

Candidates for the Film, TV and Video Production Award learn and explore production techniques and work practices inherent in the Film and Television industries with an emphasis being placed on ‘a hands-on’ approach

St. Kevin’s College, Dublin

www.stkevinscollege.ie

Film and Documentary Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Advanced Certificate – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Stillorgan College of Further Education, Dublin

www.stillorgancollege.ie

Media Foundation – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students in progressing to higher education.

Advanced Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a more advanced body of work and experiences which will help students in the future. It can also provide students with a level of knowledge to gain entry into junior roles in the industry or work on a freelance basis.

Trinity College Dublin

www.tcd.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 4 Years

This course provides the basis for the practical exploration of theatre and other types of performance which is both theoretically and historically informed.

Theatre & Performance – M.Phil – 1 Year

The course offers a study of contemporary strategies of analysis in theatre and performance, with special consideration of the practices of Irish theatre, involving input from the professional field.

Irish Film, Music & Theatre – M.Phil – 1 Year

This one-year course is designed to bring together the three disciplines of Irish film, music and theatre for the first time.

Film Studies and another subject – B.A. – 4 Years

The course covers the history and critical framework of film production and consumption from the 1890s to the present day.

Film Theory & History – M.Phil – 1 Year

This course offers a unique opportunity for the advanced study of film theory and history, which may in turn provide a platform for further study at PhD level.

University College Cork

www.ucc.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 3/4 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English – American Literature & Film – M.A. – 1 Year

Students will explore a wide range of film, literature and related texts from the nineteenth century intellectual foundations to contemporary representations of American culture.

French – Creativity/Literature/Film – M.A. – 1 Year

The course aims to promote creative forms of critical response to primary texts in French, and to explore the nature of different forms of creativity and the links between them.

University College Dublin

www.ucd.ie

Drama & Performance Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Drama & Performance Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This course offers students a number of pathways for progression, with opportunities to engage with contemporary theatre practice and criticism through seminar and studio work, productions and individual projects.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year (progresses to M.Litt & Ph.D)

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English with Drama Studies or Film Studies – B.A.(hons) – 3 Years

This course combines the study of English with either Drama Studies or Film Studies which combine to allow students a broad range of skills and knowledge in these areas of study. Postgraduate courses are also available in all disciplines.

 

Waterford Institute of Technology

https://www.wit.ie/

Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production

The Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production, developed by WIT and Nemeton Television in partnership with Udarás na Gaeltachta, has been successfully preparing new media talent since 2006.  This year-long course is designed to provide students with the essential practical skills in order to work as professionals in the television and digital video industry

 

Click here to read for the Film Ireland article in which Charlene Lydon advises on how to choose the course that’s right for you and talks to some up-and-coming Irish talent about where they went to college and what they learned there…

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