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European and Irish legislation ensures Screen Directors get a fair share of remuneration from their work and includes new rights to: fair pay; transparent information; possible additional remuneration and a way to revoke a licence. If you are asked to waive your rights or agree to a buy-out, don’t!

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Our programmes offer screen directors vital opportunities for creative and professional growth.

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  • Training

July 15, 2024

Expression of Interest | Single Camera Directing Skills for Multi-camera Drama Directors

  • Training

July 15, 2024

Sustaining a Creative Career

  • Submissions

July 15, 2024

CIRCA PRIZE 2024

  • Training

July 15, 2024

Screen Ireland Career Producer (Unscripted) Programme 2024

  • Submissions

July 15, 2024

Irish Film Festival London

  • Submissions

July 15, 2024

DOK Co-Pro Market

  • Residencies

July 15, 2024

Ucross Residency

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July 16, 2024

Rhizome Residency

  • Events

July 18, 2024

A Conversation with Marina Hassapopoulou Film Quarterly webinar

  • Training

July 19, 2024

The Writers Club with The GALPAL Collective

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July 19, 2024

Northern Ireland Screen Short Film Call

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July 22, 2024

Access NFTS: Summer Sessions

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July 22, 2024

S481 Screen Talks: In Conversation with HBO’s Jay Roewe – Current Industry Trends & Locating International Production

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July 22, 2024

dlr First Frames Short Film Scheme 2024

  • Other

July 24, 2024

Artists Care Exchange (ACE) 2024

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July 25, 2024

Arts Council Film Project Award

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July 25, 2024

Conscious Filmmaking | Residential Lab in Sitges, Spain

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July 25, 2024

Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award

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July 25, 2024

Arts Council Arts Participation Project Award

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July 26, 2024

Louth International Film Festival

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July 28, 2024

Cinemagic Main Entry

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July 29, 2024

Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Award

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July 31, 2024

Climate Action Together

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August 1, 2024

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival

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August 1–5, 2024

GAZE International LGBTQIA Film Festival

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Some Highlights from Our Annual Meeting of Directors

We’d like to thank our members, friends and partners who came out in force at our Annual Meeting of Directors on Friday, 10th May 2024.    Some Highlights from Our Annual Meeting of Directors Attendance: 74 directors joined us for the event. Open Discussion: We had a productive open discussion on the state of the industry for…

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SDGI Newsletter • June 2024

We hope you have all received your June 2024 newsletter – which has gone out to members, subscribers and friends. Lots to dig into in this month’s edition, which is packed again with everything you need to know for your directing career. We hope to see you next week at the Documentary Alliance event on…

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ARRI ALEXA

SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE

We are delighted to launch SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE – now open for applications! We encourage you to apply! The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is excited to present the SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE, an initiative crafted to empower directors by providing a platform for exploration. This initiative welcomes both ambitious project proposals and…

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