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16th June - 4th August 2015 First Draft Screenwriting Bootcamp - Filmbase 
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This level 2 hands-on eight evenings course is designed to bring focus and motivation to the task of turning ideas into stories and stories into scripts. Test your ideas in a workshop environment.

Cost: €270 Members / €295 Non-Members.

30th June - 4th August 2015 Directing for the Screen - Filmbase 
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An introduction to all the main aspects of directing is combined with practical exercises in shooting to give an overview and experience of the basics.

Cost: €275 Members / €300 Non-Members.

27th-31st July 2015 Young Filmmakers Camp - Filmbase 
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Filmbase is bringing a new Summer camp; this 4-day programme is for aspiring filmmakers aged 11-14 to learn various aspects of the art form. This hands-on course will introduce students to the fundamentals of developing a simple story to the screen via our state-of-the-art in-house camera kits.

Cost: €200.

1st August 2015 60th Cork Film Festival LATE DEADLINE for Submissions 
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Submissions for the 60th Cork Film Festival are now open. Running in November 2015, the 60th anniversary will see Cork City play host to some very special events and screenings. One of Europe’s oldest film festivals, Cork Film Festival plays a rich selection of the best of contemporary global cinema and is always on the look out for interesting new voices.

LAST DEADLINE - Until midnight GMT Saturday 1 August – CorkShorts €10 / Shorts €30 / Features €50.

14th-22nd August 2015 The Sarajevo Film Festival 
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The Sarajevo Film Festival, one of the world's most prestigious and renowned festivals, will open with critically acclaimed Cannes hit The Lobster.

September 2015 - Exact Date coming soon VFX: Script to Screen Module 2 Post Production 
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VFX: Script to Screen is aimed primarily at producers and/or directors who wish to gain the skills to produce and manage a VFX project from development to production. Key creatives such as cinematographers, editors and production designers may also attend. Participants can apply with or without a project; the programme includes several scheduled VFX Clinics during which participants can discuss VFX elements and issues in their projects with VFX Supervisors and VFX Producers.

September 2015 The Art of Self Taping and Audition Technique - Dublin Central School of Acting 
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GET INTO ACTING is aimed at those currently outside the industry. The courses run regularly throughout the year –each course lasting for twelve weeks– on a Saturday all day and Wednesday evenings.Content includes key elements of actor training including Character-Page to Stage, Acting for Camera, improvisation / voice&movement plus audition technique. Special attention is given to the difference between screen and stage Acting.The course culminates in a video showreel so that the student can launch themselves within the Industry especially for casting for commercials and short films to gain that vital hands on experience.

2nd-12th September 2015 72nd Venice Film Festival 
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Irish co-production 11 Minutes is competing for the Golden Lion this year at one of the world's most prestigious festivals.

4th September 2015 Irish Language Broadcast Fund Deadline 
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In a recent review of the programming output of the ILBF, the ILBF investment Committee indicated a wish to see more content targeted at children and content with particular relevance or appropriateness to Irish Language Learners. The fund would welcome any enquiries in the interim period and would also encourage independent production companies to liaise with the broadcasters who have shown an interest in developing programme ideas, namely BBC NI, TG4 and RTÉ.

4th September 2015 Galway City of Film and RTÉ Short Film Commission Application Deadline 
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A new Short Film Commission Scheme has been announced by RTÉ in partnership with Galway Film Centre and Galway Film Fleadh. Writers are invited to submit a story idea and the best three ideas will be selected and receive a prize of €500 each.

10th -20th September 2015 Toronto International Film Festival 
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The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival this yeat features the highly anticipated Irish films Room, Brooklyn and The Lobster.

16th September 2015 Deadline for submissions for the 'Prime Time' European TV Format Award 
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The aim of the Prime Time project is to select and produce the best original television format about European culture and values, created to be broadcast at prime time and with the possibility of being distributed internationally. Winning format will receive €100,000 for production of a pilot.

20th September 2015 The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards 
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Celebrating the best in primetime television this year Belfast shot Game of Thrones leads the way with 24 nominations including fourth consecutive nomination in the category of Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) for Ronan Hill and a nomination for Northern Ireland's Carla Stronge for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

25th September 2015 Foyle Film Festival Submissions Deadline 
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Foyle Film Festival, a flagship project of the Nerve Centre, is the annual celebration of independent films, acclaimed feature length movies, documentaries and short films. This year the Festival will run from Wednesday, November 18 - Sunday, November 22.

2nd-4th October 2015 Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 
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Guth Gafa (meaning ‘captive voice’) is Ireland’s only independent documentary film festival. They focus on showcasing the latest award-winning International and Irish documentary films on thought-provoking subjects, and promoting the art of great story-telling, through film, to rural Irish communities. The festival returns in 2015 to Kells, County Meath. It will get underway on Friday, October 2nd through to Sunday October 4th in the magnificent and tranquil grounds of the 18th century Headfort House, a hidden gem close to the historic village of Kells in Co Meath.

7th-11th October 2015 Offline Film Festival 2015 
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Based in the Georgian midlands heritage town of Birr, OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. With Irish and international films being screened in a quirky array of venues around the town, audiences are spoiled for choice.

16th-17th October 2015 Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival events will include lectures, workshops, screenings and an awards ceremony will take place in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and in the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire on 16th-17th October 2015.

17th October 2015 IFTA Television Awards 2015 
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For the past eleven years since 2003, and throughout the recession, the Academy has showcased the very best of Irish talent to the world at large, building a national pride and international awareness of Ireland’s small but very talented and growing industry, with the home audience building to a record viewership of 1.24 million peak viewers in 2013.

21st-25th October 2015 The 2015 Kerry Film Festival 
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Emerging filmmakers are at the core of the Kerry Film Festival programme, with the short film competition geared towards showcasing their work and bringing it to a wider audience both at home and throughout a growing network of partner festivals across the globe.

6th-15th November 2015 60th Annual Cork Film Festival 
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Its log line is ‘Films. Music. Ideas’. As well as playing a rich selection of the best of contemporary world cinema, it has a lively and varied music on film programme, and a timely event series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time.


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