Irish Film Board Scholarship offered at The National Film School, IADT


The National Film School at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is now accepting applications for a new research scholarship made possible by funding from the Irish Film Board. The Irish Film Board Research Scholarship will commence in 2014.


The new National Film School building is a major strategic development for IADT.  It positions the Institute in the forefront of teaching, research, training and professional development for the Film Industry in Ireland.  To mark this occasion the Irish Film Board Research Scholarship is being offered within The National Film School.


Donald Taylor Black, Head of Department of Film and Media at IADT and Creative Director of The National Film School, had this to say of the scholarship:

“IADT is delighted to collaborate with the Irish Film Board on this scholarship. The Irish Film Board have always been very supportive of the work we do in The National Film School”.


This scholarship will complement the existing research strengths of IADT and will involve academic staff in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies and the Faculty of Enterprise & Humanities.


Speaking about the scholarship, James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board, had this to say:

“We are delighted to work in partnership with The National Film School at IADT to support research and development within the Irish film industry. Research, education and training are fundamental to a successful strategy for growth within the Irish audiovisual sector.”


Applications for the scholarship are invited from those with an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and must include a CV and a brief two page proposal on one of the following areas:


1.      Economic Development in the Irish audio-visual production sector since the PWC Report in 2008.

2.      Recent development of creative talent and creative entrepreneurs in feature film, TV drama and animation in Ireland in the context of the recession.

3.      Developing audiences both in Ireland and internationally in cinemas, broadcast media and online for audio-visual content created in Ireland 2014-2019.

4.      Gender equality in the audio-visual production sector in Ireland.


All applications received by the deadline of October 1st 2014 will be evaluated. Interviews will take place after the closing date. The most successful application received will have their fees, currently set at €4500 per annum, waived for the two years of study.


Please contact IADT for more information by emailing



The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media and The National Film School, Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT), Dún Laoghaire present a one–day conference on Film and Education – Filmsense, which will take place on Friday, 24th April 2009 at IADT Dún Laoghaire.

The conference will seek to explore the relationship between film as a technical medium, pedagogy and creativity. Of particular interest is how the processes of filmmaking are taught within national curricula at primary, secondary and tertiary level.

For a full programme of events including registration and further details please visit