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8th October – 26th November Screenwriting for Beginners (8 Wednesday eves) 
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Eight evenings devoted to exploring the ins and outs of scriptwriting, geared towards those with little or no previous experience in the field.

19th – 23rd November 2014 Foyle Film Festival 
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lagship project of the Nerve Centre, Foyle Film Festival's 27th annual edition launches on November 19 and runs until November 23. The festival's 2014 education programme spans November 18-27.

A host of Hollywood names joined the line-up for last year's festival, including, Oscar® winning director Danny Boyle in conversation with BAFTA nominated screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce while Pulitzer Prize winning writer and actor Sam Shepard will attend a screening of his classic movie, Paris, Texas in Brunswick Moviebowl on Friday November 22.

Highlights included; a special 40th anniversary, never-before-seen in UK cinemas, screening of The Wicker Man. Featuring brand new extras and the soundtrack, this is every movie fans perfect ending to a much mythicised search for the most complete version of the cult-classic film.

Elsewhere programme standouts ranged from Irish premieres of two brand new Disney features, Oscar-nominated animated adventure Frozen and the Tom Hanks-starring Saving Mr Banks to Enniskillen filmmaker Stephen Fingleton being in for Oscar consideration after his gripping feature SLR was named Best Irish Short Film at Foyle's LIM Awards.

21st November 2014 Foyle Film Festival CONF14 'From Shorts to Features' in association with Honeycomb - Creative Works 
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So you've made a few shorts and now want to cut your teeth on something bigger. Come to the Foyle Film Festival's first industry conference in association with Honeycomb - Creative Works to find out how to make that first feature film and get it shown.

Learn about the film development process, fundraising, marketing, the festival circuit, and more. Get advice from top industry figures on how to deal with the inevitable knock backs and get your vision made. Make contacts and network. Attend keynotes, panels, breakouts, script doctoring and pitching sessions and, of course, films (lots of) at Northern Ireland’s only Oscar-affiliated film festival.


22nd - 23rd November Producing Documentary weekend with Vanessa Gildea 
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Do you want to know what it takes to produce a Documentary film? With experienced Documentary Producer and Director Vanessa Gildea at the helm, this course is designed for anyone setting out to make their first Doc film.

23rd November 2014 The Gaiety School of Acting - Casting and Audition Workshop With Louise Kiely Casting 
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The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is running a Casting & Audition Workshop this Sunday 23rd November at Essex Street West, Temple Bar from 10am - 5pm. The workshop will be run by two of casting agents Karen Scully (10am-1pm) & Colin Thornton (2pm-5pm) from Ireland’s leading agent, Louise Kiely Casting.

25 November 2014 Irish Film Board - Briefing on Tax Credit for Film, Television and Animation Production 
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Don’t miss a briefing on the new tax credit for film, television and animation production in Ireland on Tuesday 25 November, hosted by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

The event, presented by the Revenue Commissioners, will commence at 9:30am at the Conrad Hotel on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin 2.

To reserve a place please RSVP to marketing@irishfilmboard.ie by Wednesday 19 November.

27th November 2014 Galway Film Centre: Beau Willimon on ‘Talking Production 2014’ 
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Showrunning, creative production, line producing and crowd funding are just some of the areas which will be examined in Galway Film Centre’s Annual Film & TV Seminar this November 27th/28th. Many special guests from around the world will attend including Beau Willimon, showrunner on House of Cards, Claire Jennings, BAFTA winning producer of Coraline and The Curse of the Were Rabbit and Finola Dwyer, Oscar nominated producer of An Education and Brooklyn.

An in depth interview will be conducted with Beau Willimon about his work as creator, writer and executive producer on House of Cards. The TV drama, starring Kevin Spacey, was the first in Netflix’ line of original programming and represents a bold new business model for TV and film production. At 36, Beau is one of the youngest showrunners in the US and has also written The Ides of March starring George Clooney. Beau will be interviewed by Felim McDermott (GMIT lecturer).

27th-28th November 2014 IADT - Television Drama and Crime Fiction Symposium 
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The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Television Drama and Crime Fiction Symposium presented by National Film School & Department of Humanities & Arts Management will bring academics, practitioners and policy-makers together to provide a forum for an engaged and timely debate from diverse perspectives on television drama in Ireland in the 21st century.

Dates: 27/28th November

Cost: Full rate – €40, Concession & Student rate - €15

28th November 2014 iMovies for iPads 
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This one day course suits those new to digital video editing, digital educators and existing iPad videographers.

It provides experience in importing footage from multiple sources including other iDevices, organising said footage and editing an interview-based piece using the iMovie for iPad app.

Principles of editing will be discussed throughout particularly in relation to cutaways and background music. Attendees will gain confidence in applying and customising the preset transitions and titles offered in iMovie for iPad. Finally, guidance on how to share your work to master files, mobile devices and contemporary social media outlets will be given.

Date: Friday November 28th

Cost: €65 (members)/€70(non-members)

29th - 30th November 2014 Final Cut pro X: An Introduction 
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Final Cut pro X: An Introduction

This two day course suits both those new to digital video editing and existing editors familiar with other track-based non-linear editing platforms who wish diversify their editing skills and become competent Final Cut Pro X. Using the very latest version (10.1) and under the guidance of Northern Ireland’s only Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro X (Levels 1 and 2), participants will learn the media management and metadata foundations of FCPX that enables the hyper-efficient sifting of clips, the lightning-fast production of rough cut edits,  projects polished with animation, titles and effects and how to share your work to master files, mobile devices and contemporary social media outlets.

Dates: November 29th/30th

Cost: €170 (members)/€180 (non-members)

29th - 30th November 2014 Irish VFX and Animation Summit 
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Opening with a film screening, The Irish VFX + Animation Summit is hosting masterclass sessions, presentations and discussions, bringing industry talent from both Ireland and overseas to share their experience and techniques.

his year’s speakers have worked on Edge of Tomorrow, Gravity, Transformers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy while we’re also welcoming some of leading minds in VFX and Animation technologies. You’ll find more information here.

6th - 7th December Producing a Low Budget Feature Film 
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An experienced producer will take you through all aspects of producing a feature script on a low budget. This course is open to everyone and is especially suitable for first-time feature producer/director teams. The course will include a case study of a recent Irish feature film.

9th December 2014 Pulse College - Open Day 
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If you have a passion for games, film making, music production, animation or audio engineering, Pulse College, as one of Ireland’s leading educators in creative media, will equip you with the professional skills required to enter and succeed in this innovative, rapidly-growing industry.

Pulse's interactive open days and open evenings provide the perfect opportunity for you to speak to tutors and staff about their courses and career paths in the creative media industry. You will also get to experience their studios and facilities for all elements of our Audio, Music, Film, Games and Animation Development courses.

7th - 10th January 2015 EAVE+ 4th Edition 
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An intensive four day workshop event for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience reinforcing their managerial and financial capacity to compete successfully in European and global markets and to run sustainable companies.

30th January 2015 Higher Diploma in Televsion WIT 
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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.

The course will offer each of the participants the opportunity to work in a live production environment and at the end of the course each student will have directed or edited his or her own television programme. These programmes will satisfy the broadcast criteria of both TG4 and RTE. The course will be taught through the Irish language and therefore will also develop the linguistic abilities of students.

Applicants must hold a Level 7 qualification or higher and must have a level of competency in spoken Irish. Applicants without the above minimum requirements but with relevant industrial experience and language competency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Múinfear an cúrsa trí mheán na Gaeilge, rud a chuirfidh le scileanna teanga na scoláirí. Déanfar é seo trí iad a thumadh i dtimpeallacht oibre as Gaeilge. Ní bheidh aon táille ar an gcúrsa seo.

April 2015 Belfast Film Festival 
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22nd - 24th April 2015 CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 
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The 36th Celtic Media Festival, held at Eden Court, Inverness from 22nd – 24th April 2015 and supported by the Highland Council, VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund, Inverness Common Good Fund and Creative Scotland as well as broadcasters and broadcast authorities from the Celtic nations and regions, will see hundreds of delegates enjoy a packed festival programme in the Scottish city.

1st March 2016 European Commission MEDIA Programme - Sales Agent (Reinvestment) 
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