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28th May - 16th July 2015 Beginners Screenwriting with Stephen Walsh - Filmbase 
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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. Priority is placed on putting a lot of the scary myths of screenwriting to rest and creating a context in which the participants can develop their own project over the duration of the course. People should come along armed with a story idea they’d like to pursue, whether it’s at the “two lines on a scrap of paper” stage or even if they’ve already had a crack at a script.

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.

7th-12th July 2015 The 2015 Galway Film Fleadh 
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The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds.

9th July 2015 BAI Applications for the Archiving Scheme - DEADLINE 
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The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”). The Archiving Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the preservation of Ireland’s broadcasting heritage. It is funded through a percentage of the Broadcasting Fund.

25th July 2015 Kerry Film Festival Submissions - FINAL DEADLINE 
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KFF has previously featured successful shorts such as the Oscar short-listed ‘Head over Heels’ in 2012 and the 2014 Oscar winner ‘Mr Hublot’. 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.

25th-26th July 2015 Blackmagic URSA Camera and Lighting Weekend - Filmbase 
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On completion of the course participants will have gained the knowledge required to operate the Blackmagic URSA & Pocket Cinema cameras, learn basic film making techniques including composition and working with different lighting setups.

€250 members / €280 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.

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.

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.

18th-22nd November 2015 Foyle Film Festival 2015 
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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. Over the last 28 years the Festival has become renowned for attracting high profile names such as Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Wim Wenders, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kenneth Branagh, Roddy Doyle, Jimmy McGovern, Sam Shepherd, Danny Boyle, Paul Greengrass, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Stephen Rea, Julien Temple, Andrea Arnold - to name but a few. This year’s Festival will be no different.

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