The Irish Film Institute and the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival are proud to present their Careers In Screen Day which has a number of events for young people interested in finding out more about working in the film industry.
The first guest confirmed for the 2019 event is Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated director of Room, Adam and Paul, Frank, and The Little Stranger.
This event, aimed at Senior Cycle second-level students aged 15 to 18, is an opportunity for students to hear from a whole variety of film industry practitioners, to learn about their work, how they got there and what advice they might give to young people starting out. Whether it’s the craft side of the industry, working in front of the camera or behind, as well as other areas such as production or casting, there will be something for different interests.
Last year’s guests included actor Moe Dunford, costume designer Joan Bergin, cinematographer Richard Hendricks, director-editor Emer Reynolds, casting agent Louise Kiely, and Brown Bag Films animator Darragh O’Connell. A number of third-level institutions will also be on hand to offer guidance on the day.
This year’s Careers in Screen Day will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 10.30am – tickets are now on sale here.
To find out more about working in the film industry, check out our sector page.
The CareersPortal Team