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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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  • Festivals

May 22–26, 2024

Fastnet Film Festival

  • Submissions

May 26, 2024

Writers’ Guild of Ireland’s Zebbie Awards

  • Festivals

May 24–26, 2024

Irish Film Berlin Festival

  • Events

May 28, 2024

Visual Arts Bursary Award 2024 Information Clinic

  • Training

May 28–29, 2024

Casting for Diversity Excellence

  • Training

May 29, 2024

Unscripted TV Series Development with Netflix

  • Funding
  • Submissions

May 30, 2024

Gotham Week Project Market

  • Submissions

May 31, 2024

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

  • Funding

May 31, 2024

Westmeath Film Award

  • Submissions

May 31, 2024

IndieCork

  • Submissions

May 31, 2024

Clare Island Film Festival

  • Residencies

May 31, 2024

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

  • Festivals

May 31, 2024

Queer Vision at Pride of the Déise

  • Training

May 31, 2024

Carers in the Screen Industry: Open Call for Mentee

  • Submissions

May 31, 2024

Grierson Awards

  • Other

May 31, 2024

Carers in the Screen Industry: Open Call for Mentees

  • Festivals

June 4–6, 2024

Celtic Media Festival

  • Events

June 4 to May 5, 2024

Screen Studies in the Age of Extended Reality and Synthetic Media

  • SDGI Events

June 5, 2024

Work in Progress: Directors in Dialogue” – hosted by the Documentary Alliance.

  • SDGI Events

June 5, 2024

Directors in Dialogue

  • Submissions

June 6, 2024

Arts Council Authored Works

  • Training

June 6, 2024

Facing In/Facing Out: A Development Workshop for Screenwriters

  • Events

June 6, 2024

Emerging Directors Awards 2024

  • Funding

June 6, 2024

Arts Council Reel Art

  • Submissions

June 6, 2024

Markievicz Award 2024

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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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