Call For: Applications Open for 2020 Screen Leaders programme.


ScreenLeaders is a professional training programmes for film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition as well as screen guilds, film festivals and broadcasters.

Throughout core modules participating companies will prepare a Business Plan and Module 3 will focus on the execution and moulding of this plan.

In 2020, modules will be held in Limerick, Dublin and Brussels in 2020.

Applications are now open  for 2020 programme.


Submissions & Funding Deadlines


Screen Leaders 2019

Screen Leaders is the strategic company development programme for the screen industries that can transform businesses.

  • Is your company going through a period of change or growth?
  • Do you want to internationalise your business?
  • Do you need to re-define the scope of your business?
  • Is it time to frame your company vision?

Designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition, the programme, which has been running successfully for over 10 years, is funded by Creative Europe MEDIA, Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Ireland.

The Screen Leaders programme will provide you and your company with the skills to lead and grow the organisation in a complex, innovative and evolving international marketplace with a mixture of residential week-long workshops and one to one sessions from June to November 2019.

From its inaugural programme in 2008 to the present, Screen Leaders has had participants from all over Ireland and Europe from leading animation, TV and film production companies. Some of them have progressed to becoming leading production companies in their respective countries as well as participating in the screen industries on a global scale. You can search through Screen Leaders Alumni here – their  collective achievements and awards include over 20 total Oscar nominations, more than 15 Golden Globes nominations, 10 Emmy nominations and countless international festival prizes, awards and recognitions.


Running from June to November, there are three modules, with ongoing one-to-one feedback between sessions.

  • Module 1: Residential in Limerick, Ireland: 3rd – 7th June 2019
  • Module 2: Strategy and Finance Business Coaching in Dublin, Ireland: 23rd – 24th and 26th – 27th August 2019
  • Strategy and Leaderships Business Coaching in Ireland/Germany: September TBC 2019
  • Module 3: Residential in Tallinn, Estonia:  10th – 14th November 2019

The deadline for applications is Friday the 19th of April 2019.


Deadline for Screen Leaders, Monday April 20th


The deadline for Screen Leaders, the Strategic Company Development Programme for the Screen Industries, falls on April 20th.

It is  designed for company leaders working in: film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX,  facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition. The programme is funded by the Creative Europe  Programme and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

To find out more about the participants experience on the programme please view this clip HERE 

This intensive Strategic Company Development Programme provides an extensive toolkit to grow and develop your business: strategic planning; the ability to implement strategic decisions; methodologies to align your company culture to your strategic plan; development of organisational structure; and the skills to adapt to change, foster innovation, and build company value. Screen Leaders will enable you to make informed strategic decisions which support the future growth of your company. This programme focuses on execution and implementation of the strategy.

Screen Leaders is purpose-designed in consultation with the selected participating companies. This bespoke course design makes the programme entirely unique. Course content is precisely tailored to your needs, to ensure that the content is relevant to your company and targeted to the markets in which your business is operating as well as markets in to which you hope to expand.

To find out more and to apply for Screen Leaders, see here