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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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June 20, 2024

Creative Europe Desk Ireland: European Film Sales

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June 21, 2024

CPH:LAB

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June 21, 2024

Parallax Emerging Film Artist Award 2024-2025

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June 18–23, 2024

Docs Ireland

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June 24, 2024

Erich Pommer Institut: Clearing Rights for Film & TV Apply now

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June 25, 2024

S481 Screen Talks: Jo Spain in Conversation with Stephen Jones | Screen Ireland

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June 25, 2024

Misleór Short Doc Grant Info Day from Ardán

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June 26, 2024

Masterclass: Liam Cunningham

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June 26, 2024

Short Film Exchange at The Galway Film Fleadh

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June 27, 2024

VMTV Submissions for Coimisún na Meán’s latest Sound and Vision Funding Round

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June 27, 2024

Short Documentary Bursary 2024 Info Day

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June 28, 2024

Torino Film Green Film Lab

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June 28, 2024

Fingal County Council and Draíocht Studio Residency Award 2024

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June 28, 2024

Neuroconvergence 2024

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June 28, 2024

RTÉ: Proposals for Coimisiún na Meán Sound & Vision 4

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June 29, 2024

Set Etiquette Workshop

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June 30, 2024

Small Sparks

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July 1, 2024

Expression of Interest | Single Camera Directing Skills for Multi-camera Drama Directors | September 2024

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July 1, 2024

Screen Ireland Development Funding

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July 1, 2024

Stowe’s Story Labs $50K Short Film Production Grant

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July 5, 2024

Misleór Short Doc Grant

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July 5, 2024

BFI National Lottery Short Form Animation Fund

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July 5, 2024

BVIFF 2024 | Short Film Bursary 2024

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July 5, 2024

Filmmaking Residency, The Hugo Burge Foundation, Duns, Scotland

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July 5, 2024

Ardán and Galway City of Film Short Documentary Bursary 2024

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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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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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