2023 IFTA Nominees Announced

March 7, 2023

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the 2023 IFTA Nominations for the Irish Academy Awards across 28 categories in Film & Drama. We’d like to congratulate all the talented artists nominated this year across all the categories. In particular, we’re delighted to see such a strong selection of directors nominated this year for their great work.

The nominations for Best Director in Film features Frank Berry (Aisha), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Antonia Campbell Hughes (It Is In Us All ) Emer Reynolds (Joyride), Conor McMahon (Let the Wrong One In ), and Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy, (Róise & Frank).

The nominations for Best Director in Drama features Dearbhla Walsh (Bad Sisters), Lenny Abrahamson (Conversations with Friends), Laura Way (Maxine), Aoife McArdle (Severance), Dathaí Keane (Smother), and Paddy Breathnach (The Dry)

The upcoming 20th Anniversary IFTA Awards Ceremony, hosted by Deirdre O’Kane, will take place on Sunday, May 7th at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre.

Full List of Nominations:



The Banshees of Inisherin

God’s Creatures


Róise & Frank

The Wonder


Aisha  –  Frank Berry

The Banshees of Inisherin  –  Martin McDonagh

It Is In Us All  –  Antonia Campbell Hughes

Joyride  –  Emer Reynolds

Let the Wrong One In  –  Conor McMahon

Róise & Frank  –  Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy


Aisha  –  Frank Berry

The Banshees of Inisherin  –  Martin McDonagh

God’s Creatures  –  Shane Crowley

Joyride  –  Ailbhe Keogan

Let the Wrong One In  –  Conor McMahon

Róise & Frank  –  Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy


Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daryl McCormack – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Éanna Hardwicke – Lakelands

Liam Neeson – Marlowe

Ollie West – The Sparrow

Paul Mescal – Aftersun


Alisha Weir  –  Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Bríd Ní Neachtain  –  Róise & Frank

Danielle Galligan  –  Lakelands

Kelly Gough  –  Tarrac

Seána Kerslake  –  Ballywalter

Zara Devlin  –  Ann


Andrew Scott  –  Catherine Called Birdy

Barry Keoghan –  The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Gleeson –  The Banshees of Inisherin

Colin Farrell  –  The Batman

Paul Mescal  –  God’s Creatures

Pierce Brosnan  –  Black Adam


Aisling Franciosi – God’s Creatures

Eileen Walsh – Ann

Elaine Cassidy – The Wonder

Jessie Buckley – Women Talking

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Kíla Lord Cassidy – The Wonder




Bad Sisters

Conversations with Friends

Derry Girls: The Agreement (Extended Special)


The Dry

Vikings: Valhalla


Bad Sisters – Dearbhla Walsh

Conversations with Friends – Lenny Abrahamson

Maxine – Laura Way

Severance – Aoife McArdle

Smother – Dathaí Keane

The Dry – Paddy Breathnach


Bad Sisters – Sharon Horgan

Conversations with Friends – Mark O’Halloran

Derry Girls: The Agreement (Extended Special) – Lisa McGee

Smother – Kate O’Riordan

The Dry – Nancy Harris

Top Boy – Ronan Bennett


Aidan Turner – The Suspect

Conleth Hill – Holding

Jason O’Mara – Smother

Kerr Logan – North Sea Connection

Stephen Rea – The English

Vinnie McCabe – The Noble Call



Alison Oliver – Conversations with Friends

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Dervla Kirwan – Smother

Roisin Gallagher – The Dry

Sharon Horgan – Bad Sisters

Siobhan McSweeney – Holding


Brian Gleeson – Bad Sisters

Ciarán Hinds – The Dry

Daryl McCormack – Bad Sisters

Michael Smiley – Bad Sisters

Moe Dunford – The Dry

Tommy Tiernan – Conversations with Friends


Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters

Brenda Fricker – Holding

Eva Birthistle – Bad Sisters

Eve Hewson – Bad Sisters

Genevieve O’Reilly – Andor

Sarah Greene – Bad Sisters



The Artist & The Wall of Death

The Ghost of Richard Harris

How To Tell A Secret

Million Dollar Pigeons

North Circular

Nothing Compares


An Irish Goodbye

Call Me Mommy

Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You


Wednesday’s Child

You’re Not Home



Dagda’s Harp

Red Rabbit

Soft Tissue




Conversations with Friends  –  Suzie Lavelle

How To Tell A Secret  –  Eleanor Bowman

It Is In Us All   –  Piers McGrail

The Dry – Cathal Watters

Vikings: Valhalla –  Peter Robertson


Aisha  –  Kathy Strachan

The Banshees of Inisherin  –  Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh

Disenchanted  –  Joan Bergin

Enola Holmes 2  –  Consolata Boyle

Vikings: Valhalla  –  Susan O’Connor Cave


Aisha  –  Tamara Conboy

Bad Sisters  –  Mark Geraghty

Mr. Malcolm’s List  –  Ray Ball

Róise & Frank  –  Padraig O’Neill

Vikings: Valhalla  –  Tom Conroy



Aisha  –  Dumebi Anozie, Liz Byrne

The Banshees of Inisherin – Orla Carroll, Lynn Johnston, Dan Martin

Mr. Malcolm’s List –  Eileen Buggy, Sharon Doyle

The Wonder –  Lorri Ann King, Morna Ferguson

Vikings: Valhalla  –  Joe Whelan, Tom McInerney



The Banshees of Inisherin

Conversations with Friends

The Sparrow

The Wonder



Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Stephen Rennicks

Lakelands – Daithí

Nothing Compares – Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley

Róise & Frank – Colm Mac Con Iomaire

The Dry – Sarah Lynch


Aisha – Colin Campbell

Elvis – Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa

Death on the Nile – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

Nocebo – Tony Cranstoun

Nothing Compares – Mick Mahon


The Banshees of Inisherin


Stranger Things

The Woman King





All Quiet on the Western Front



The Fabelmans

Top Gun: Maverick


Albrecht Schuch – All Quiet On The Western Front

Austin Butler – Elvis

Cosmo Jarvis –  It Is In Us All

Felix Kammerer – All Quiet On The Western Front

Josh O’Connor – Aisha

Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick


Cate Blanchett – Tár

Emily Watson –  God’s Creatures

Florence Pugh – The Wonder

Letitia Wright – Aisha

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Viola Davis – The Woman King



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Animation Ireland in collaboration with Creative Europe invites you to an Animation Industry Discussion Event in The Galway Bay Hotel on 27th May. Registration @ 10.30 Commencing @ 11.00am sharp – 15.00 TOPICS 1)      Beyond the Screen: Maximising the potential of Animation Intellectual Property 2)      The Power of Collaboration: The Art of Co-developing and Co-producing Animation.  Panellists ·      Alix Wiseman…

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The Director's Village European Residence Training Program

The Director’s Village European Residence Training Program

National Talent Academies and Ardán are partnering with CineSud and Screen Talent Europe Network to invite directors-writers to apply for the Director’s Village, a 5-day on-site European residence training program limited to 8 people, designed to enhance and develop the skills of the participants and help them prepare for their next short film project. The…

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The Arts Council Agility Awards Basics with Cli Donnellan

The Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers. The Arts Council Agility Awards Basics with Cli Donnellan is a Minding Creative Minds workshop which will give an overview of the steps required to make an application, support material and some suggestions on filling out sections of the application form.…

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Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition Now Open For Entries

Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition Now Open For Entries

The Pitching Competition at the Galway Film Fleadh, now known as the Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition, has provided many screenwriters with an opportunity to get their first toehold in the industry. All that is required to enter is a 500-word written pitch (from beginning to end – no cliff-hangers!). Writers applying can be at any…

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Submissions: Boyne Valley International Film Festival

The Boyne Valley International Film Festival (BVIFF) returns this August from the 11-13 and is extending its deadline until 31 May for submissions to the festival via Film Freeway, all details on This year’s Festival features a Short Film Bursary, inviting screen writers to pitch a short film idea by email, no longer than…

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Music for Documentary

Scoring Original Stories – Music for Documentary Masterclass

Screen Composers Guild and Screen Directors Guild present: Scoring Original Stories – Music for Documentary. Masterclass with multi award winning composers Miriam Cutler And Nainita Desai Venue: IMRO, Copyright Hse, Pembroke Row, Baggot St Lwr, Dublin 2 Date: Tuesday, May 30th Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm To register for tickets please email (mention if you…

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The Arts Council’s Agility Award & Information Clinics

The Arts Council’s Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers. The award is for 5, 000 and the deadline to apply is Thursday 22 June 2023 The Arts Council is holding online information clinics via Teams for the Agility Award on the following dates: Wednesday…

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SDGI Blog: Exploring Reality III

Exploring Reality is a Documentary skills series launched by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland in 2023. The participants have thus far engaged with modules regarding the development of storytelling, camera and shooting strategies, sound recording processes, and a 2 day module on making a documentary series. In the latest sessions, the Screen Directors Guild…

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Annual Meeting of Directors

Portraits Available + Annual Meeting of Directors Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Twentieth Annual Meeting of Directors with our honorary guest Shaunak Sen. Our Chairman, Maurice Sweeney, and the Board would like to thank the members and supporters of the Guild for your hard work, talent, and dedication. Your support and commitment fuel everything we do at the Guild. Kim…

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SDGI Newsletter • June 2023

You should have all received your June Newsletter and we hope you find it as inspiring as we did putting it it together. Hopefully there’s something for you inside – whether it be a festival submission, a funding opportunity, a residency or even just a fire in your belly! Enjoy and here’s to a fruitful…

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Docs Ireland Documentary Film Festival

The Docs Ireland Documentary Film Festival is running 20th – 25th of June. Docs Ireland is an industry focussed, all Ireland international documentary festival. Celebrates documentary filmmaking and provides a platform for both national and international industries. Is a hub for cross-border collaboration, international co-productions and sales and distribution through our full day one-to-one pitching…

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SDGI Members Invitation to Exploring Reality Director Masterclasses

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s documentary training programme Exploring Reality concludes for 2023 with two days of director masterclasses on the 28th and 29th of June at the Digital Hub, Thomas Street. Dublin 8 The Guild would like to invite SDGI members to the last 4 modules of the programme, which take place this…

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SDGI Blog: Exploring Reality IV

In our 4th session of or training series, director Yemi Barmiro gave us a captivating module, sharing invaluable insights on the making of his 4 part documentary series Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World which premiered on BBC and PBS in the United States in early 2023 to critical acclaim.  Yemi delved into…

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Animation Dingle

Animation Dingle Open Submissions

Submissions are now open for Animation Dingle Festival 2024 . Animation Dingle, in partnership with JAM Media, is now in its 12th year and celebrates student creativity and excellence in Irish and International animation. Animation Dingle is NOW an Academy qualifying festival for Short Film Awards. The deadline is November 3, 2023. Full details here.

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HerArts Film Lab

HerArts Film Lab

HerArts Film Lab is a week-long residential development workshop, set in Paestum, Italy, focused on content created by women. The workshop runs from October 29 to November 4, 2023. The workshop is addressed to female writer-directors from all over the world interested in developing their feature film and TV series projects in a friendly and…

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Michael O’Pray Prize

Michael O’Pray Prize 2023

The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The prize is open to all early-career writers based in the UK.  Entry is free. Applicants are invited to send a short pitch for a new text, alongside an example of previous writing. Three applicants will be selected to write…

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SDGI Blog: Exploring Reality IV

SDGI Blog: Exploring Reality V

The final session of Exploring Reality IV was focused on the structure of experimental /non-traditional documentary making including visual storytelling, creative techniques, working with characters, dialogue, character development, use of music, visual effects and how to communicate your vision.  The first session was led by Ken Wardrop, whose films have been screened at many prestigious festivals…

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SDGI Newsletter • July 2023

We’re delighted to share our SDGI Newsletter • July 2023 edition with you. Take a look at all the latest opportunities out there for directors! Read / Download here You can subscribe below and make sure every edition hits your inbox!  

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New Shoots

New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards

The New Shoots Awards is an annual award programme from Shooting People that celebrates, supports and spotlights creatives working in film. Submit your short film to the New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards and get the chance to win direct mentorship from top-class pros, over £12.5k in industry-standard audio and video kit, a cinema screening of your…

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Democracy Story Lab

The Democracy Story Lab

The Democracy Story Lab is designed to explore a core question: what are the stories which can help us understand how we might govern ourselves? The Democracy Story Lab, is inviting 10-12 media projects to to brainstorm and weave critical conversations around strategy and effectiveness of political narratives in this moment. Reflecting on storytelling of…

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Scripting the Documentary Webinar

Scripting the Documentary Webinar

Hours upon hours of footage with no sense how to move forward with editing? Join documentary filmmaker Emily Harrold for this nuts-and-bolts conversation about how to organize, prepare, and script your documentary film — from raw footage to finished film. Scripting the Documentary Webinar takes place on Jul 26, 2023 05:00 PM. Register here. This…

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Apocalypse Clown

Galway Film Fleadh Winners Announced

The 35th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh came to an end with the annual awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday 16th of July. Congratulations to George Kane, whose film Apocalypse Clown won Best Irish Film, written by Demian Fox, George Kane, Shane O’Brien and James Walmsley. Apocalypse Clown follows a troupe of failed clowns as they embark…

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23rd Belfast Film Festival

Submissions are open for the 23rd Belfast Film Festival (2 – 11 November 2023). The festival is looking for submissions for its Irish/Northern Irish short film competition, New Cinema: Irish Shorts and NI Independents feature film strand. Find out more & submit here   Dates & Deadlines   July 13, 2023 Opening Date August 11,…

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Cost of Docs Survey

The Whickers, in partnership with Sheffield DocFest and the International Documentary Association (IDA), is conducting its sixth annual Cost of Docs survey to find the true cost of documentary making across today’s fast changing world. This survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and as a thank you they are offering the opportunity to…

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SDGI Newsletter

SDGI Newsletter • August 2023

We are thrilled that SDGI has received Screen Ireland Stakeholder Funding for Exploring Reality thanks to Martina Durac, Adrian McCarthy and Donald Taylor Back for their work in the Documentary Alliance. This funding will allow us to build on our programme and support talented directors who are creating important and engaging documentaries. Huge congratulations to…

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Short Film Fund – Kodak Film Edition

The short film fund allows emerging talent from around the world to test their ideas before embarking on a feature film. Grants of up to £7,000 / $10,000 are available towards the production costs of all scripted genres and documentary short film content. Filmmakers can compete in a special category to shoot their film on…

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WFT Ireland Dignity at Work Survey 2023

On 21st August, Women in Film and Television Ireland announced the launch of a comprehensive survey aimed at gaining insights into the prevalence of harmful behaviours in the Irish screen industries. The survey, conducted in collaboration with Screen Ireland, seeks to shed light on issues such as bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, humiliation, victimization, assault, and…

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AIC Scheme Info Session

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art…

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Lenny Abrahamson Interview at Kennedy Summer School 

The Kennedy Summer School is hosting The Noel Whelan Interview with SDGI Board Member Lenny Abrahamson at 7pm on Friday, September 1st with Sinéad McSweeney. This session commemorates the founder of the Kennedy Summer School, Noel Whelan. Over the years, Noel conducted a number of one-to-one interviews with key figures in Irish political and cultural…

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Nature & Place – temporary art projects

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is calling for applications from professional artists for projects which respond to the public forests in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (DLR). DLR are interested in proposals which will respond to these forests and have an outcome during National Tree Week in March 2024. This opportunity is for temporary work which is…

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SDGI Newsletter • September 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of SDGI’s monthly newsletter designed to keep you informed of all the deadlines and events related to your directing career. We are working on a new calendar that will act as an assistant for Irish directors which we hope to launch in the coming weeks. The Guild has been involved…

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70 cultural organisations co-sign Joint Letter of concern regarding the 2024 Creative Europe budget cuts

To: Charles Michel, President of the European Council Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, President-in-exercise of the Council of the EU Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission National Ministers of Finance National Ministers of Culture   Brussels, 1 September 2023   Letter of concern regarding…

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BFI Film Academy Labs | Funding the Short Film with BFI Network

If you’re aged 16–25, an aspiring filmmaker or simply curious about the process of filmmaking then sign up for an informative online event, BFI Film Academy LABS, Funding the Short Film with BFI Network, which will dive into the world of film funding – taking place on 18 September 2023 at 18:30. This event will…

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Galway City of Film Irish Language Filmmaker’s Mentorship 2023

The Galway City of Film Irish Language Mentorship Scheme for 2023 supports both ENTRY and EMERGING talent as they work on a project and/or work to further their career and personal development as Irish language filmmakers in Ireland.  This scheme is aimed at two different participant talent levels and filmmakers. Including those looking to begin their career in…

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National Campaign for the Arts Seeking €150m for Arts Council in Budget 2024

On August 31, 2023, the National Campaign for the Arts, the volunteer-led grassroots movement making the case for the arts in Ireland, launched the NCFA Pre-Budget 2024 Submission which outlines ten key asks of Government in their preparation of Budget 2024. Maria Fleming, Chair of NCFA said: “Like many ecosystems today, the arts is one in danger…

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Documentary: A European Perspective – Pitch a Project

MEDIA Office Galway and Coimisiún na Meán will host a one-day Documentary: A European Perspective event in Galway on Tuesday 2nd November. Participating Broadcasters confirmed to date include BBC Storyville, YLE, SVT, RTE, TG4 and Netflix. More to be confirmed. PITCH A PROJECT If you wish to pitch a project to European Commissioning Editors please…

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Special SDGI Member Rate for IFTA Event: In Conversation with Deepak Chopra

Special SDGI Member Rate for IFTA Event: In Conversation with Deepak Chopra

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is offering SDGI members a special rate for this week’s In Conversation with Deepak Chopra, which is taking place as part of the ‘IFTA Creative Minds & Wellbeing Day’ for the screen industry and community, on Thursday, September 21st at the O’Reilly Theatre in Dublin. The conversation will…

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BBC, Channel 4 & National Film and Television School Freelancer Focus

The BBC and Channel 4 have partnered with the National Film and Television School to deliver two weeks of free online sessions aimed at freelancers working in the UK. The schedule – 2-13 Oct.-  includes masterclasses, workshops, advice and wellbeing sessions for those working in both scripted and unscripted production. Delivered as webinars, they will offer practical knowledge, skills and support…

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AnimationXchange Galway

On Tue, 3 Oct 2023 19:00 – 21:30 at Portershed in Galway City, South African directors Dan Clarke and Nadia Darries give a screening and talk on their acclaimed short film “Aau’s Song”, which appears on the Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 short animated film anthology. The event will launch AnimationXchange Galway, a new monthly…

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Option that Book! Books to Screen Event for Directors 10th November

SDGI has partnered with Publishing Ireland again to create a presentation of Irish books with available screen rights exclusive to SDGI directors. Books are everywhere. As a director you have examined many books for optioning for film and episodics but how can you filter through the mountains of new books published each year to find the best…

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SDGI Expresses its Support for Polish Director Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland (photo by Jacek Poremba)   SDGI stand with the Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA) to support Agnieszka Holland following the Polish minister of justice’s criticism of her depiction of the treatment of refugees in her Venice competition film The Green Border.   European Filmmakers in support of Agnieszka Holland   Download the PDF…

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SDGI Newsletter • October 2023

SDGI members and friends should have received our latest newsletter. This month’s edition announces the launch of our new calendar on our homepage which we hope will act as an assistant for Irish directors. We are working hard to populate it with important dates for your diaries, including submission deadlines, training, funding, residency opportunities, and…

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Competency Framework for the Animation Industry

Animation Ireland and Screen Ireland have today published a new Competency Framework for the Animation Industry. Developed in consultation with the Irish animation industry, these documents will serve as an invaluable learning resource for the sector View the Competency Framework for the Animation Industry The Competency Framework will assist the sector by: Identifying strengths and…

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Watch: Grierson DocLab In Focus: Unscripted Editing Discovery Webinar

Grierson DocLab In Focus: Unscripted Editing, run in partnership with Netflix, aims to equip UK-based people working in editing with the skills, experience and networks to step into editing roles on large scale unscripted shows. Hear from Director of Training Programmes for The Grierson Trust, Yen Yau, plus lead trainer, Claire Ferguson, and Post Production…

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Paul Webster • 100 Years of Housing-Crisis Without End

Paul Webster • 100 Years of Housing-Crisis Without End

Paul Webster’s new feature film about the history of housing airs on TG4 on Wednesday, 25th October at 9:30pm. 100 Bliain de Thithíocht- Géarchéim gan Deireadh (100 Years of Housing-Crisis Without End) will examine Ireland’s difficulties with housing over the past century. Written and directed by Paul Webster, this feature documentary is a decade-by-decade look…

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Irish Books for Screen 2023

Irish Books for Screen 2023 – Members Only Event Dublin Castle, Friday 10th November 4pm – 6pm As the demand for motion picture and television content increases, studios and film producers are turning more to book publishers and authors for content. This year, the Irish Books for Screen 2023 event will take place in person…

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Only 26% of Directors of European Feature Films are Women

A new reoprt from the European Audiovisual Observatory has revealed that Women are still largely underrepresented in the workforce. Women are still largely underrepresented in the workforce. Only 26% of directors of European feature films are female. Among behind-the-camera roles, the highest female presence was registered among producers (35%) and screenwriters (29%). The gender gap…

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Arts Council Film Project Award

There are two strands to this award and each has a specific purpose. Strand 1: Research and Development The purpose of this strand is to offer applicants an opportunity to research and develop ideas that could be developed into proposals for Strand 2 Production projects (i.e. they should be ideas for creatively ambitious and artistically…

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Culture Crush

Culture Crush is a major, collaborative event for professionals working in the creative sectors, including Film, TV, Animation, Games, Music, Immersive Technologies, Visual and Performing Arts, and others.  ​Theme for 2023: The Intersection of Creativity & Technology. ​Join Culture Crush this November 16th for panel discussions, fireside chats, lightning talks and special live performances. ​If you’re…

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Cork International Film Festival Industry Day: Doc Day Live

Cork International Film Festival continues to develop its focus on high-quality Irish and international documentary cinema with Doc Day, connecting emerging and established non-fiction filmmakers with industry professionals and the wider documentary sector, with the objective of helping to inform, inspire and develop opportunities within the global documentary landscape. Book here SESSIONS INCLUDE:   1.…

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Joint Statement on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA)

On 8th November 2023, FERA together with 18 more organisations released a joint statement on the EMFA, calling for the need for a strong and independent public service media for quality journalism and the creative ecosystem. “ Honorable members of the inter-institutional negotiating teams on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), We, the undersigned organisations…

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SDGI Newsletter • November 2023

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter which was sent out to members last week – with industry opportunities, upcoming deadlines, news & events

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Maurice Sweeney • The Crime I Can't Forget

Maurice Sweeney • The Crime I Can’t Forget

SDGI Chairman Maurice Sweeney is series director on BBC’s new true crime series The Crime I Can’t Forget, which begins on Wednesday, 15th November 2023 at 22:40.  The series features top detectives who recall the stand-out case that shaped their career. With access to crime scene evidence, compelling archival footage, interviews with victims’ families and…

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Kin • Ciaran Donnelly

The television series Kin, co-created by SDGI Board Member Ciaran Donnelly with Peter McKenna, begins screening on BBC from Saturday, 18th November 2023. Kin tells the story of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer shortly…

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Northern Lights • Ruth Meehan & Tom Hall

SDGI Board Member Ruth Meehan & SDGI Member Tom Hall are directors on episodes of the new Dublin-based drama Northern Lights, which premiered on TG4 on Tuesday, 14th November 2023. Northern Lights tells the story of two grieving strangers whose worlds collide on a rainy night in Dublin. Revelations, confessions, secrets, and lies envelop this…

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Directors in Dialogue

SDGI Members Paul Webster and Mark Smyth invite you to a new monthly meet-up kicking off this November 22nd: “Mark and Paul here, your fellow members. We hope this message finds you well and brimming with creative energy.We know as a director that our job can be so rewarding but it can also be really…

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Directors in Dialogue

Directors in Dialogue

SDGI Members Paul Webster and Mark Smyth’s new monthly Directors in Dialogue meet-up took place on 22nd November, offering a space for SDGI members to connect and share experiences. Mark and Paul  would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came and showed interest in the Directors in Dialogue event in Windmill Lane…

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SDGI Newsletter • December 2023

In our ongoing commitment to champion the rights of our directors, I’m happy to share a brief yet impactful update on our strides in navigating copyright issues. SDGI has been engaged in crucial talks with departments and politicians to address copyright challenges head-on. Our recent momentum in a political campaign advocating for directors’ rights has…

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