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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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  • Events

February 24, 2024

DIFF: International Film Programmers Panel

  • Events

February 25, 2024

DIFF: Masterclass with Kevin Macdonald

  • Residencies

February 25, 2024

Creative Coastal Resilience Embedded Artist

  • Submissions

February 26, 2024

Women Doc Accelerator 2024

  • Events

February 26, 2024

Film London Labs: The Directors Sessions

  • Training

February 26, 2024

Production Management for Multi-camera, Unscripted TV

  • Training

February 26, 2024

LIM2024: Training Programme for Development angels

  • Events

February 27, 2024

DIFF: ReFraming Irish Film

  • Events

February 27, 2024

DIFF: Irish Cinematography

  • Events
  • Training

February 27, 2024

Creating a Business Plan for Your Film

  • Training

February 28, 2024

Multi-Camera Television | Training for Directors

  • Submissions

February 28, 2024

World Cinema Fund

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February 28, 2024

DIFF: Tanqueray Film Club – In Conversation with Steve McQueen

  • Submissions

February 29, 2024

GAZE International LGBTQIA Film Festival

  • Funding

February 29, 2024

Screen Ireland’s Screenplay Development Loans

  • Funding

February 29, 2024

Screen Ireland Development Funding

  • Submissions

February 29, 2024

Climate Short Animation Film Competition

  • Training

March 1, 2024

Sheffield DocFest Virtual Reality Programme Submissions

  • Events
  • Training

March 1, 2024

Storyhouse Lab

  • Festivals

January 29 to March 1, 2024

RENDЯ Festival

  • Submissions

March 1, 2024

Docs Ireland Submissions

  • Submissions

March 1, 2024

Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Submissions

  • Training

March 1, 2024

Expression of Interest | Working with an Intimacy Coordinator

  • Events

March 1, 2024

DIFF: International Sales Agents Event

  • Festivals

February 22 to March 2, 2024

Dublin International 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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ARRI ALEXA TAKE

This creative launchpad supports experimental and conceptual visual films using the ARRI ALEXA camera to spark discovery and inspiration.

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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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