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We promote the economic and creative rights of screen directors and raise awareness of their role and status as artists.

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Know Your Rights

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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Susanne Bier Announced as Honorary Guest at Annual Meeting of Directors

SDGI is honoured to have Susanne Bier as our Guest of Honour  at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors 2022. Bier has directed the Netflix film ‘Bird Box’ (2018) and the international series ‘The Night Manager’ (2016), which won two Emmys and three Golden Globes, ‘The Undoing’ (2020) and ‘The First Lady (2022).…

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19th Annual Meeting of Directors 20th May 2022

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors will take place on Friday 20th May 2022 from 10.30am in the MOLI Museum, 86 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2. Susanne Bier is our Honorary Guest this year and will receive Honorary Membership of The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and join directors in dialogue with…

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Role of Director Workshop

Lack of understanding of the role of director can often lead to challenges with trainers, funders, producers, crew. SDGI is working with Adare HR to create a detailed framework of skills and craft of the role of director. The aim of this is for trainers, producers, funders to understand with detail the skills and talent of a director by looking at the an entire framework. We hope that you can use…

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Ethics in Documentary Workshop

In a rapidly changing and increasingly tightened production schedules for documentary, understanding and staying connected to the ethics around documentary is critical  to protect the director and all involved in making a documentary. SDGI would like to create a Code of Ethics for Documentary to support directors in what is often considered a grey area…

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Membership

Don’t’ miss out on advancing your career as a director. Join SDGI and be part of the Director’s community. We are at every table making your voice heard on the issues that matter. Our campaigns are driven by our collective strength and have your say in issues for directors.

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Directors Calendar

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  • Funding

April 21, 2024

The Listening Pitch

  • Festivals

April 19–21, 2024

Dingle Distillery International Film Festival i

  • Training

April 22, 2024

Immersive Futures Workshop Series – Limerick

  • Events

April 23, 2024

Open Up: Presentation and Panel

  • Funding
  • Submissions

April 24, 2024

Commissioning Round for (Round 53) Coimisiún na Meán’s Sound and Vision Funding Scheme, Spring 2024

  • Submissions

April 24, 2024

Sheffield DocFest Filmmaker Challenge 2024

  • Funding

April 24, 2024

Creative Europe Desk Ireland: European Film Distribution Support

  • Funding

April 25, 2024

Arts Council Agility Award

  • Funding

April 25, 2024

European Film Distribution

  • Events

April 26, 2024

The Marketplace At Galway Film Fair

  • Funding

April 30, 2024

Screen Ireland Development Funding

  • Submissions

April 30, 2024

Beyond Borders Submissions

  • Funding

April 30, 2024

British Council International Collaboration Grants

  • Submissions

April 30, 2024

Spook Screen

  • Submissions

May 1, 2024

Bloomsday Film Festival

  • SDGI Events

May 1, 2024

Directors in Dialogue

  • Festivals

May 3–4, 2024

May The 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival

  • Submissions

May 3, 2024

BBC Storyville Development Pitch

  • Funding

May 3, 2024

Northern Ireland Screen Development Pitch

  • SDGI Events

11am May 10, 2024

Annual Meeting of Directors 2024

  • Funding

May 14, 2024

Creative Europe Programme: TV and online content

  • Funding

May 17, 2024

Creative Heartlands Adaptation Film Bursary

  • Submissions

May 17, 2024

Cork International Film Festival Submissions

  • Submissions

May 17, 2024

Cork International Film Festival.

  • Festivals

May 19–20, 2024

Ranelagh Film Festival

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Campaigns

We campaign for the creative and economic rights of directors by influencing industry policy and practice — everywhere our members are impacted.

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Programmes

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

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Foras na Gaeilge

This annual SDGI award recognises outstanding contributions by directors with work in the Irish language.

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Mentorship

We match and facilitate funding of director mentoring for confidential creative and moral support.

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Finders Series

Winning Irish directors are selected to showcase their work in LA's Director's Guild of America Theatre annually.

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The Voice Fund for Directors

The Voice is a creative conceptual development fund designed with Screen Ireland aimed at investing in the vision of a director to develop high value, well refined projects for feature film and television. The Voice aims to generate exceptional screen work with the early creative leadership of a director and refined development before bringing it…

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