Details

You are invited to join the talk with Mark Maher, WWETB Tutor and Odyssey Studios Founder, CEO on Friday, 5th April at 5pm at the County Hall of Wexford County Council. Mark will talk about his career and experience in the film industry, model making and the WWETB film course ‘Miniatures Model Making’ which is preparing scale model-makers for the Irish film industry. The concept model of Lake Town from The Hobbit movies is currently exhibited at the Wexford County Council foyer for public viewing, all of these models were produced by learners from the WWETB/Odyssey Studios Fantasy Miniature model making course.

Date: Friday, 5th April 2024

Time: 5pm

Venue: Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford, Y35 WY93

About Mark Maher

Mark is the CEO, Founder and Creative Director at Odyssey Studios. He has brought 17 years of international experience in the industry as a Concept, Lead or Head Model Maker to Odyssey Studios which he started to bring world class model making to the world. His credits include The Hobbit (The Battle of the Five Armies, The Desolation of Smaug and An Unexpected Journey), Alice Through the Looking Glass, Penny Dreadful and Into the Badlands to name a few. He can be seen building miniature cities, spaceships, apes, aliens, zombies, dinosaurs and more.

See more about Mark and Odyssey Studios here. Learn more about the WWETB Miniatures Model Making course here.

The National Talent Academies is inviting expressions of interest for a potential Wexford-based cinematography course. The two day course would be hosted by Film & TV Crew Academy East and would be given by cinematographer Alba Fernandez. The ideal participant would be a cinematographer who has had some experience in short films, and who has either shot, or who will soon shoot, a funded short film.

For More Information

Please see the National Academies Website for more information about the potential course, and to find out how to express your interest.

The deadline for expressions of interest is the 25th of March.

Screen Wexford is excited to announce, in conjunction with the National Talent Academies, a work shop with Wexford Director Laura Way and Head of Production at Outer Limits Post Production Sarah Caraher.

Details

Date: 15th November, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Townparks, Wexford, Y35 X5HF

To register: Register Here

Overview

Explore the art of filmmaking from conception to completion in this masterclass led by award-winning director Laura Way (Sugar Stick, Rough Cut), who will take you through the process of directing covering everything from creative storytelling to post-production. In addition to Laura’s expertise, Sarah Caraher, Head of Production at Outer Limits Post Production will share invaluable insights, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the strategies and collaborative efforts that propel success in the dynamic realm of film and an overview of the different elements of post-production.

Website

https://www.nationaltalentacademies.ie/courses-activities-programmes/mastering-successful-collaborations-in-film-tv-november-edition

Date: Friday 10th March 2023
Time: 10 AM-4pm 
Location: The Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy

Cost: Free

Apply Now: Applications closed


Screen Wexford is delighted to invite cinematographer Tommy Fitzgerald to deliver an introduction to the role of Camera Assistant. This intensive one-day workshop will give those interested in working in the camera department an insight into what is entailed.

This workshop will give you an overview of the hierarchy of a camera crew, learn tips & tricks along with set etiquette and what your role would entail as a camera trainee. The workshop will aim to give a broad overview of the camera department and help equip new entrants with the knowledge and some of the essential skills to working on set.

What is a camera trainee?

Camera trainees work with all members of the camera crew, but they usually work most closely with the second assistant camera (second AC) or clapper loader.


They help prepare the kit at the beginning of the job and may be involved with camera and lens tests. They might mark actors’ positions during rehearsals and keep records, camera logs and other paperwork ready for the edit.


They help set up the monitors, cables and wireless. If there isn’t a dedicated monitor operator, it becomes the role of the trainee. Experienced trainees may also be asked to take on the responsibility of using the clapperboard, changing camera batteries and helping the focus puller (first AC).


The scope of the job changes depending on the size of the production. They might start out making tea and coffee and getting the sides (printouts of the scenes to be shot that day) from the production office to the camera department. On bigger productions, they might help with the second unit camera, a camera set up to do secondary shoots while the main action is taking place elsewhere.

Apply Now: Applications closed

Date: 23rd March 2023

Time: 10:30AM-4:30pm  

Location: The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Cost: Free – Purchase of inshot editing phone app required – Cost approximately €10

Apply Now: Closed

Screen Wexford and Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton will present a one-day ‘Introduction to Video’ workshop. 

This workshop will focus on creating shooting and editing workflows on your phone.

It will aim to give you an understanding of the basics of video production including planning, filming and editing. 


The world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the three main stages involved in creating video content. Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using traditional tools such as a camera and laptop or your smartphone.h the three main stages involved in creating video content.

Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using your smartphone.

The workshop will focus on using your phone as a tool to create videos. The editing will be completed with the InShot app. InShot is a powerful video editing app that lets you merge clips or add filters, effects, and music to create beautiful, shareable videos on your phone.

We will cover:

Over the course of our Introduction to Video workshop, we will give you an overview of each of these stages helping you understand how to approach creating videos of your own. This workshop will be run by Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton who facilitates a range of video-based educational training including the Wexford Youth Film programme. Therese will walk participants through the fundamentals of filmmaking and the editing process to create engaging short films.

Screen Wexford is an initiative of Wexford County Council’s Arts and Economic Development departments, the aim of which is to support the development of the ever-growing Film and AV sector.


Screen Wexford is committed to providing training, funding opportunities and mentorships for new and emerging filmmakers as well as growing a diverse regional pool of creative talent and crew. The aim is to provide opportunities within the industry for those who at present may feel precluded from a career within the sector and to nurture a diverse range of talent from all backgrounds and an inclusive and evolving screen industries workforce.

This workshop is Free

Apply Now: Closed

Cost: Free

Date: 17th February

Location: Presentation Arts Centre

Spaces: 8

Screen Wexford presents an Acting for Camera workshop.

Working with, filmmaker and writer Fintan Kelly, we will prepare and work on dialogue and scenes from a range of television/films to give the participants a sense of what the experience is like of working with cameras.

You will be taught etiquette on the set, how to warm up your body and voice, and how to bring scripts to life on screen through basic script and scene analysis. You will shoot a scene with the tutor who will share knowledge on hitting marks, shot sizes, continuity and eye lines.

Overview:

Applications closed

Fethard January 2023

This workshop was designed to bring participants on a fast track journey through video production.

Overview:

This two-day workshop was designed to teach how to film a short documentary or corporate video project by observation and participation. Over the course of our two days, we worked with participants to shoot and edit a short documentary about the local RNLI.  The workshop was run as a partnership between Screen Wexford and Crannog Media. 

The workshop was delivered over two days. The first day was dedicated to filming processes and the second day was focused on post-production and editing.

Filming Session:

Working with the participants we created an interview set-up in the Hook Community Centre. We created an interview set-up with a Sony FS7 and brought the team through a 3-point lighting set-up and detailed interview techniques. Once we completed the interview the team moved to the Fethard RNLI base where we created a series of sequences to showcase the process of how to build a visual story to support and interview. The goal was to focus on observance and witnessing the filming process to provide great context for the post-production process. Throughout this process we had a 5 cameras available along with sliders and gimbals to give the team an opportunity to shoot footage and learn about cameras, framing and building sequences.

Editing Session:

All participants brought their own laptops and ran Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to edit this project. During the course of the editing process we walked them through a basic introduction of how you edit and manage your footage. Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve is a free professional editing software you can download and try for Free. Link here. There are also loads of free tutorials on youtube. Link here

Once the session was complete we finished an edit which has been provided to the RNLI and will be posted here once its is complete.

EDITOR OF GAZA, MARLOWE & NOTHING COMPARES

Screen Wexford is excited to announce an upcoming workshop with renowned film & TV editor Mick Mahon. Mick has been at the forefront of editing in Ireland over the past twenty years, with a particular focus on documentaries.

He has edited a host of award winning films, and his work has been screened at festivals worldwide. He is a two time IFTA winner, in 2015 for the feature documentary Rough Rider and in 2020 for Gaza, which was Ireland’s entry for Best International Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards. Other credits include I, Dolours, The Queen of Ireland, Breaking Out and Love Yourself Today. His recent work includes Marlowe, Neil Jordan’s new feature film and Nothing Compares with Kathryn Ferguson, a feature documentary about Sinéad O’Connor which was released recently to critical acclaim.

Nothing Compares will be used as a case study for Mick’s guest lecture.

Details

Date: Saturday 4th Feb 2023

Time: 2pm – 3pm GMT

REGISTER HERE:


https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i-Pu-fRKTaSrPT_hB1HC4Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speakers

Mick Mahon (Editor & Guest Speaker )

Mick Mahon has edited a host of award winning films, and his work has been screened at festivals worldwide. He is a two time IFTA winner, in 2015 for the feature documentary Rough Rider and in 2020 for Gaza, which was Ireland’s entry for Best International Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards. Other credits include I, Dolours, The Queen of Ireland, Breaking Out and Love Yourself Today. His recent work includes Marlowe, Neil Jordan’s new feature film and Nothing Compares with Kathryn Ferguson, a feature documentary about Sinéad O’Connor which was released recently to critical acclaim.

Dr. Ciara Chambers (Masterclass Host & Head of Film & Screen Media @UCC)

Dr Ciara Chambers is author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012) and co-editor of Researching Newsreels (Palgrave, 2018) and has contributed chapters on newsreels and amateur film to various journals and edited collections. She is a member of the International Association for Media and History’s council and the Irish Screen Studies board and is associate editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and a member of the editorial teams of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media and Estudios Irlandeses. She has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen, Belfast Exposed Photography, UTV, BBC, and the British Universities Film and Video Council. She was scriptwriter and associate producer of Ireland in the Newsreels, a six-part television series broadcast on TG4.

IFI / BBC / BFI & Northern Ireland Screen archive is accessed through The Make Film History research/project which was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call’ (grant numbers AH/V002066/1 and IRC/V002066/1).

REMIXING THE ARCHIVE IS BACK THIS YEAR FOLLOWING ON FROM OUR FIRST SUCCESSFUL EDITION IN 2021.

Funded by Screen Ireland, Screen Wexford, Wexford County Council and the Make Film History project and taking place in the Gorey School of Art and online, this workshop is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious early stage career filmmakers and artists working with the moving image to engage imaginatively with the enormous untapped potential of archive film, and to learn to integrate it into their films.

10 aspiring / early stage filmmakers will work with remarkable footage from celebrated Irish and UK film archives from the BBC, the Irish Film Institute (IFI), Northern Ireland Screen, the British Film Institute (BFI) and local archive through the Make Film History project. Participants will respond by making a short 1-3 minute self-reflexive film in response.

The workshop element will run over three days (4th Feb @ Gorey School of Art, 5th & 10th Feb Online) and will be led by Linda Curtin, facilitated by Irina Maldea & Brendan Culleton of Akajava Films with guest speaker Mick Mahon, all of whom work with archives in their artistic/filmmaking practice. The mentors will help the workshop participants to develop their filmmaking skills through working on a new archive-inspired piece, which will be presented at a special screening event late 2023.  

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:

– The Make Film History project
– Accessing archive: copyright & legal implications
– Methods and methodologies of using archive
– Ethical considerations
– Remixology in popular culture
– Case studies of Irish films that contain archive (Congo, an Irish Affair & Nothing Compares)
– Archive and art film
– How to make a film using archive

LOCAL ARCHIVE

The Peggy Walsh estate is kindly donating local Wexford footage for this year’s edition of Remixing the Archive.

Born in 1922, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walsh was an amateur filmmaker who observed and documented her life and times in Co. Wexford and further afield in the 1950s and 60s. She also found time to be a housewife and mother to nine children. 

Before her death in Dec 2021, her film legacy was discovered in the form of a rich archive of beautiful Kodachrome films of subjects ranging from Irish rural life to John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Wexford in 1963, just five months before his assassination. This particular footage now resides with the Kennedy Book and Research Archive in New Ross and the footage we will make available on the workshop has never before been seen beyond the Walsh family. 

In 2022, Screen Wexford honoured Peggy by creating The Peggy Walsh Award for Female Camera Talent in Wexford.

Peggy’s daughter Ann Larkin who holds the archive, said ‘I am incredibly excited to keep my mothers memory alive through the use of her archive and hope that it will inspire new stories for local and national filmmakers who do the programme‘.


GUEST SPEAKER: Mick Mahon, Editor

Mick Mahon has been at the forefront of editing in Ireland over the past twenty years, with a particular focus on documentary.

He has edited a host of award winning films, and his work has been screened at festivals worldwide. He is a two time IFTA winner, in 2015 for the feature documentary Rough Rider and in 2020 for Gaza, which was Ireland’s entry for Best International Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards. Other credits include I, Dolours, The Queen of Ireland, Breaking Out and Love Yourself Today. His recent work includes Marlowe, Neil Jordan’s new feature film and Nothing Compares with Kathryn Ferguson, a feature documentary about Sinéad O’Connor which was released recently to critical acclaim.

Nothing Compares will be used as a case study for Mick’s guest lecture.


WORKSHOP DATES:

Saturday 4th February @ Gorey School of Art / Time: 10am – 430pm (in-person attendance mandatory)

Sunday 5th February Online / Time: 10am – 430pm

Optional mentor session / technical assistance on Wednesday evening 8th February

Friday 10th Online / Time: 7pm – 9pm (screening)

TO APPLY:

Click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://99yd018aio7.typeform.com/to/hAoKq9rw

PLEASE INCLUDE:

– a brief bio noting any previous production experience
– a short response (no more than 300 words) to one of the films listed on the Make Film History website, suggesting how you might creatively respond to it. We would like to have an indication of how your voice, style and vision can offer a fresh and original perspective on your chosen film and theme. 
– if you wish to send samples of previous work, in any medium, you may do so, but this is absolutely not a requirement. 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 23rd January 2023 @ 5pm.

Applicants will be notified by Wednesday 25th January.

This workshop is free to participants and is funded by Screen Wexford, Screen Ireland, Wexford County Council & Make Film History and is free to participants. 

Please note that this call for proposals is intended for early to mid-career filmmakers. 

IFI / BBC / BFI & Northern Ireland Screen archive is accessed through The Make Film History research/project which was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call’ (grant numbers AH/V002066/1 and IRC/V002066/1).

Date: 13th November 2022

Time: 10AM-5pm  

Location: Artspace, Creative Hub, Wexford town

Cost: This workshop is Free – Please register to attend 

Contact email: hello@douglassinwexford.com

Website: douglassinwexford.com

Screen Wexford are excited to work with the team at The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford to support the Activist Media Lab. To all budding film journalists/activists, this one-day workshop will help you learn to structure your script, shoot your scene, shape your edit and champion your cause with the smartphone in your pocket and in the words of Frederick Douglass ‘Agitate, Agitate, Agitate’

The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford are running a Activist Media Lab to give a platform to Wexford’s activists. 

We want to help write and produce a short film and think about those people who are marginalised and need their civil rights to be recognised.

Over the course of the one-day workshop, we will create, write and perform a collective film that will be shown at The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford. This will involve scripting and delivering multiple pieces to the camera related to areas that you are passionate.


This workshop will be supported by Screen Wexford and run by Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton who facilitates a range of video-based educational training including the Wexford Youth Film programme. Therese will walk participants through the fundamentals of filmmaking and the editing process to create engaging short films. 

All the footage created on the day will be then edited and presented at the 2022 The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford on the 25th November  7-9pm in the Wexford Arts Centre.

Values 

The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford values are: 

We are seeking young creative activists who wish to be a part of this journey and use their voice to speak about issues that are important to them.

Background info about Frederick Douglass

Runaway slave and American campaigner against slavery, Frederick Douglass visited the Assembly Rooms (now the Wexford Arts Centre) in October 1845 and spoke for 2 nights. The people who heard him were excited by his articulate oratory and the passion he had for his cause. 

Douglass was just 27 when he came to Ireland for just 4 months – he met Daniel O’Connell on his arrival in Dublin and was invited to speak at the end of one of his events. Both men were seriously impressed with each other and became friends for life. Douglass was given the nickname ‘The Black O’Connell’ Douglass said that O’Connell had changed him from a single issue campaigner to one who advocated for civil rights for everyone everywhere. He was ahead of his time in supporting advocates for women’s rights. He only visited Ireland again once many years later but was still shocked by the poverty. 

He wrote prolifically and founded a newspaper. He was an adviser to Abraham Lincoln and saw the abolition of slavery in 1865. He married twice – his second wife was white. While he was in Ireland Quakers in the UK purchased his freedom as he had arrived with a bounty on his head. Until his death in 1887 he was politically active and his last advice to a young activist was Agitate, agitate, agitate.

One-Day Workshop in Costume Design and Management for TV & Film

Friday 18th November 2022
10AM- 4:30PM 
Wexford Opera House

Free: Apply here for workshop 

Screen Wexford are delighted to present a One-Day Workshop in Costume Design and Management for TV & Film that has been developed by industry professionals for those interested in getting involved in TV, Film or Theatre Costume Design.
This workshop is suitable for those already active in areas of drama or performance, with or without a fashion background and wanting to learn more about all aspects of costume for performance.

Workshop’s Aim:

This one day course will be run by Wexford resident Inez Nordell. Inez has designed costumes for upwards of seventy projects for theatre, film & television including contemporary & period drama & light entertainment in Ireland and the U.K. Her work has taken her to Europe, Africa & the US and has seen her offer Industry training and mentoring of Costume and Fashion students on work experience placements at Granada Television and on various independent productions for the B.B.C. and Channel 4.

Materials:

Screen Wexford will supply as many materials as possible on the day but if you have access to them please bring the following:

This course is aimed at new entrants and trainee crew who want to work or are working in the camera department of the Film & TV Drama industry. There are a maximum of 15 spaces.

Apply online before November 11th

Contact for any queries: cordinator@screenwexford.com

Screen Wexford is proud to announce successful applicants for the New Voices 2022 Short Film Award in Drama, Documentary and Animation. The fund is an initiative of Wexford County Council’s Arts Office in conjunction with Screen Wexford.

The aim of the New Voices 2022 bursary is to provide funding and to give support to emerging filmmakers. Three teams have been selected and will receive production finance, equipment support from Film Equipment Hire and professional mentors to support the filmmakers throughout the production process.

The three projects to make it through to final selection are:

These projects were selected by our industry judges Laura Way and Conor Morrissey. Speaking about the process Laura Way said “We had an interesting selection of submissions this year and as judges, we sought to find projects that embodied the essence of the New Voices idea. I believe that the films that we have selected will give an opportunity to showcase work from new filmmakers and with the support of Screen Wexford they will have an opportunity to create exciting projects.” 

Speaking about the three successful teams and their upcoming films, Screen Wexford’s coordinator Al Butler said that “We are very thankful to the Wexford Arts Department for supporting this bursary. It’s a great opportunity for filmmakers to be supported in this way. The projects that have been selected are representative of the core objectives of New Voices. We had an excellent number of applications for the Bursary this year with some very strong projects in the mix. We would like to thank everyone that applied and took the time to be a part of the process. We are really excited to work with the selected filmmakers and to help them tell their stories.”

Screen Wexford is committed to providing training, funding opportunities and mentorships for new and emerging filmmakers as well as growing a diverse regional pool of creative talent and crew. The aim is to provide opportunities within the industry, to nurture a diverse range of talent from all backgrounds and to an inclusive and evolving screen industries workforce.

Date: 29th October 2022

Time: 10AM-5pm  

Location: St. Michael’s Theatre – Centre for the Arts, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Cost: This workshop is FreePlease register to attend 

This workshop is full. Please email coordinator@screenwexford.com to be added to the waiting list.

Screen Wexford and Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton will present a one-day Introduction to Video workshop. This workshop is a 101 introduction to learning the basics of video production. It will aim to give you an understanding of the basics of video production including pre-production, production and post-production.


The world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the three main stages involved in creating video content. Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using traditional tools such as a camera and laptop or your smartphone.h the three main stages involved in creating video content.

Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using traditional tools such as a camera and laptop or your smartphone.

We will cover:


Over the course of our Introduction to Video workshop, we will give you an overview of each of these stages helping you understand how to approach creating videos of your own. This workshop will be run by Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton who facilitates a range of video-based educational training including the Wexford Youth Film programme. Therese will walk participants through the fundamentals of filmmaking and the editing process to create engaging short films.


Screen Wexford is an initiative of Wexford County Council’s Arts and Economic Development departments, the aim of which is to support the development of the ever-growing Film and AV sector.


Screen Wexford is committed to providing training, funding opportunities and mentorships for new and emerging filmmakers as well as growing a diverse regional pool of creative talent and crew. The aim is to provide opportunities within the industry for those who at present may feel precluded from a career within the sector and to nurture a diverse range of talent from all backgrounds and an inclusive and evolving screen industries workforce.

This workshop is Free – Please register to attend 

APPLY TODAY | 15 SPACES

Saturday 20th August 2022
11 AM- 4pm 
Gorey School of Art


This course will run over one day on Saturday, 20th August 2022 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Screen Wexford are proud to present this unique opportunity to get a hands-on practical experience with super 16mm film and cameras. This workshop will give you an opportunity to practice loading/unloading, exposure, shooting film, post-production workflows and using different film stocks in Arriflex and Bolex cameras.

Course Content

This workshop will be delivered by JP Quill. JP has experience working across the camera department; working on drama features, shorts, documentaries, TV, music videos, commercials, branded content, corporate video, and art films in both Ireland and internationally.


This course is aimed at new entrants and trainee crew who want to work or are working in the camera department of the Film & TV Drama industry. There are a maximum of 15 spaces.

Apply online before Tuesday 16th of August

For technical difficulties with the online system please email coordinator@screenwexford.com

Selection for the workshop will be based on the quality of application and industry experience relevant to the course. 


Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walsh

Born in 1922, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walsh was an amateur filmmaker who observed and documented her life and times in Co. Wexford and further afield in the 1950s and 60s. She also found time to be a housewife and mother to nine children. 

Before her death in Dec 2021, her film legacy was discovered in the form of a rich archive of beautiful Kodachrome films of subjects ranging from Irish rural life to John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Wexford in 1963, just five months before his assassination. This footage now resides with the Kennedy Book and Research Archive in New Ross.

Although Peggy Walsh exercised her creativity in many ways – including painting and architectural drawing – it is her filmmaking talent and craft that we now honour. 


Screen Wexford is proud to announce the Peggy Walsh Award for Female Camera Talent. 

This mentorship programme is aimed at supporting female cinematographers and camera operators by arranging a key mentor from the Irish film and television industry to advise on professional career advancement through development of technical and creative skills over a period of six months. This programme will run for three years and is open to Wexford based female camera talent or those who are originally from the county.

The total value of the award is €4000.

The successful applicant will be chosen by Wexford native Jessica Drum – camera op and Chief Executive of the Screen Guilds of Ireland. The Irish Society of Cinematographers will be involved in recruiting the Cinematographer who will provide mentorship, with the mentor receiving a fee of €1000 to cover their time. The mentee will receive a bursary of €2000 to support the making of work during the mentorship. They will also receive €1,000 in support from 24-7 Drama kit rental company as well as a sponsored annual membership with Women in Film & Television Ireland who promote greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for the Peggy Walsh Award for Female Camera Talent,
please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE with:

– A short bio

– 1-3 min showreel

– Outline of personal objectives and what you hope to achieve from the mentorship (max 300 words).


Deadline: 22 February 2022

Queries: screenwexford@gmail.com



Screen Wexford is committed to developing a workforce in the field of Immersive Technologies. Since our inception late 2020, we have been exploring Virtual Production and Virtual Reality through research, interviews with industry professionals and training (experimentation with 360 cameras and game engines). We feel it is an important component of Ireland’s development in the entertainment industries and are taking steps to future proof the region for advances in technology in this area. 


In the coming months, we will deliver a series of online masterclasses and immersive labs in the field of VR & Virtual Production. These online events will be available to current practitioners, new entrants and training graduates. Primarily promoted to Wexford-based stakeholders, places will also be made available to the wider film sector in Ireland. 


Check out our our Immersive page for further details on this programme.

Screen Wexford is running an exciting new training programme in the field of film archive this autumn in collaboration with Make Film History and supported by Screen Skills Ireland. 

Archive film can inspire new original stories: a personal tale about your own life; a film about a childhood memory or a chance conversation. Any subject that excites you could be the jumping-off point for an archive-based short film. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious early stage career filmmakers and artists working with the moving image across Wexford to engage imaginatively with the enormous untapped potential of archive film, and to learn to integrate it into their films, with the help of mentoring workshops. 

Mentored and guided by leading international names, 12 aspiring filmmakers will have the unique opportunity to work with remarkable footage from celebrated Irish and UK film archives that include the BBC, the IFI, NI Screen and the BFI through the Make Film History Workshop. 
 

The workshop element will run over two weekends – 9th, 10th & 16th October and will be led by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton of Akajava Films with guest speaker Dónal Foreman, all of whom work with archives in their artistic practice. The mentors will help the workshop participants to develop their filmmaking skills through working on a new archive-inspired piece, which will be presented at a special screening event late 2021. 
 

TO APPLY

Click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://99yd018aio7.typeform.com/to/fKtXaVae

Please include:

– a brief bio noting any previous production experience

– a short response (no more than 300 words) to one of the films listed on the Make Film History website, suggesting how you might creatively respond to it. 

– if you wish to send samples of previous work, in any medium, you may do so, but this is absolutely not a requirement. 

We would like to have an indication of how your voice, style and vision can offer a fresh and original perspective on your chosen film and theme. 

Please note that this call for proposals is not intended for experienced filmmakers. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday 3rd October 2021 @ 5pm. 

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 4th October @ 5pm.

This workshop is funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Wexford County Council & Make Film History and is free to participants. 

Make Film History is funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call.’ 

Screen Wexford has joined forces with award-winning Shooter-Director Barry Donnellan to deliver a new mentoring programme in the area of Broadcast TV. Donnellan, who works mainly in TV documentary, creating content for RTE, TG4, Virgin, BBC, Discovery, UTV, and a range of international production companies, will support two Wexford shooter-directors to develop their practice as filmmakers and also create pathways to work in the Irish TV industry.

This will be targeted at those with some experience so consideration will be given to those that have an existing body of work, the number of years of work and credits. This particular partnership is not for new entrants. It is anticipated that mentoring partnerships will last between three and six months.

This initiative is part of Screen Wexford’s Skills Strategy and is supported by Wexford County Council. It is hoped that this inaugural programme will be an ongoing initiative that will take on more mentees over time. It will be targeted at mentees from under-represented groups who are already experienced in cinematography or camera operating.


Application Process: Please note that mentorships have been filled for 2021. Selected filmmakers to be announced.

 

Screen Wexford is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for Wexford based filmmakers with renowned film & TV editor Tony Kearns. Tony is a highly experienced, BAFTA nominated, film editor who has worked on music videos, TV commercials, short films, feature films and TV drama. His most notable recent work has been the interactive Black Mirror film Bandersnatch and episodes 1 to 4 of the second series of The End Of The F***ing World. He also edited Wexford feature film ‘The Lodgers’. 

Tony is based in Ireland and works internationally. He edits on Premiere Pro and Avid.

Workshop Outline

– Overview of Tony’s experience and insights in editing drama for film and TV

– Break down the edit process

– How to effectively start a project

– Assembling and fine tuning the cut

– Working with the directors

– Interactive TV (Bandersnatch)

– Editing techniques: creating pace and rhythm, reacting to actors’ performance, using sound and music etc

– Project walk throughs – Black Mirror eps (Metalhead, Bandersnatch and Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too), episodes 1 to 4 of the second series of The End Of The F***king World as well as the feature films Cardboard Gangsters, Let Us Prey and The Lodgers.


Details

Date: Saturday 22nd May 2021

Time: 10am – 5pm

Register your interest here / https://99yd018aio7.typeform.com/to/tN7S0fUS

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application Wednesday 19th May. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is strictly for Wexford based filmmakers. 

Bodecii Screenwriting course

Bodecii Film in association with Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Wexford are searching for emerging writers in the Wexford region to take part in a Scripting For Broadcast Academy. 

This unique professional development workshop series is specifically aimed at writers from, or located in, the Wexford region. The course is delivered by Bodecii Film and funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Wexford, Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Office as part of their commitment to supporting filmmakers and film production in the region.

This is Phase One of a two phase programme which will endeavour to represent a diverse range of new original voices and talent from all backgrounds, in Phase One, emerging Wexford writers will work in a collaborative writers room environment with established and experienced Lead Writer/Series Producer and Show Runner, Paul Walker (RedRock, Call the midwife, Eastenders, River City, BBC Writers Academy ) and will acquire the skills to become TV broadcast writers. They will also engage with experienced TV Director, Laura Way (Red Rock, East Enders, Blood) and Producer Fiona Kinsella (Head of Production Tile Media/Executive Producer Jumper Productions) throughout the process.

Industry experts including Directors, Producers, Screen Writers, Talent Agents and Editing Commissioners will feature as guest speakers throughout the year. Upon completion of Phase One of the programme, each of the participants will end up with a one hour broadcast standard TV SCRIPT.

(In Phase Two of the programme, Bodecii Film will endeavour to commission four to six of the writers and their scripts to enter into development and production of a six part ORIGINAL ANTHOLOGY SERIES based in County Wexford.)

On completion of the writing workshops, writers will attend an industry panel seminar (taking place online until further notice) exploring the current industry landscape for Irish writers, career development and funding opportunities, along with practical advice on moving into production from script to screen.

This unique professional development workshop series is specifically aimed at writers from, or located in, the Wexford region. The course is delivered by Bodecii Film and funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Wexford, Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Office as part of their commitment to supporting filmmakers and film production in the region. This course will take place online until further notice once a month from February to October 2021. 

Applications closed.


Application requirements:
– a sample screenplay or stage play min.10 pages/max. 30 pages

– Writers CV and biography 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and asked to provide further details, including proof of residence in county Wexford. 

This is an intensive programme aimed at writers wishing to develop their professional skills and industry awareness.  Applicants must be free to attend all modules and to complete and revise their own short film screenplay between workshops.

Cost:

This course is free.

Number of Participants:

This course is strictly limited to 10 participants

Workshop Dates:

March – October

One – two days per month 

(Course will take place on Weekends). 

Tutor Profile: Paul Walker

Paul was mentor for the inaugural Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Bodecii Film Wexford Screen Writers Professional Development Programme and is currently a mentor for YIFM National Development Programme. He is also on the panel of mentors at Screenskills Ireland, the BBC Writers Academy and guest lecturer at IADT film school. 

Current television work includes PHOENIX / T4Productions, DESCENDENT/Maxfilms, CALL THE MIDWIFE / Neal Street Productions for BBC THE PROFESSIONALS (fka SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE) / Fortune Productions, Ireland and EASTENDERS / BBC1; and for film, three original Dublin-set stories DIRTY DUBLIN TRILOGY. Paul’s controversial award-winning two-parter on the STARDUST disco fire won ‘Best Drama’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2007 (Merlin Films for RTE, produced by Norman Siderow, directed by Ciaran Donnelly (Vikings, Titanic, T4 Productions). As well as developing original television drama work, Paul has been a long-time contributor to long-running series. He was Story Producer on BBC Scotland’s RIVER CITY from January-December 2014 and on RED ROCK Season 1 (Element Pictures/Company Pictures for TV3, Ireland, 2015).  He went on to Studio Produce RED ROCK Season 2 and was Series Producer (Editorial) on Season 3 of the show.  He has also been on writing duties on both Season 2 and Season 3.  The series won ‘Best Soap’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’ for his work on the show.  

Paul was Showrunner/Writer of RED ROCK Season 4. Paul won the Writers Guild of Ireland’s Best Scriptwriter award for in 2019.

start your own business screen wexford

Screen Wexford is delighted to partner with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Wexford to offer a three week ‘Start Your Own Business Programme’ specifically designed for those working in Film, Television and Animation. If you have ever considered starting your own business or would like to hone your business skills in a supportive environment, this course is for you. 


COURSE TOPICS:

Validating your business idea

Generating a Business Plan

Legal Structures

Marketing 

Finance

Funding

Industry Specific Tax Breaks

Building your Portfolio

Case studies with industry professional

Following successful completion of the course, graduates can avail of a business mentor. 


Location: Online via zoom

Cost: €25

Duration: 3 weeks

Times: 930am – 1230pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Dates:

Tuesday 9th March

Thursday 11th March

Tuesday 16th March

Thursday 18th March

Tuesday 23rd March

Thursday 25th March 


Applications closed.​

Screen Wexford in association with Wexford County Council Arts Office and Bodecii Film is calling for applications to its Short Film Fund initiative. The aim of this annual award is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers based in the County Wexford region looking to develop ambitious and creative narrative short films.

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

Funding will be available through the scheme to support three short films -narrative film, documentary and animation with a budget of up to €2,500 funded through Wexford County Council Arts Office. The award also consists of mentorship from leading industry professionals, project management support from Bodecii Film (Wexford based production company) as well as lighting equipment hire to the value of €1,500 from film lighting company Teach Solais.

The focus of this award for 2020 – 2021 is supporting new and emerging local Writer/Director/Producer teams.  

At least one of the creative team must be from Wexford.

Funding will be awarded to successful Creative teams by December 2020 for:

In each category completion funding for works in progress will also be considered for the awards. Successful applicants will receive mentorship from leading Industry professionals in production, direction and writing.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applications will require the following elements:

1. Logline (1-2 line synopsis of the film) and short synopsis (200 – 300 words)

2. Completed Script (10 pages or for documentary no more than 2 page outline)

3. Director’s notes (including notes on visual style/visual references 1000 words max)

4. Producer’s notes (no more than 500 words) 

5. Identification of possible Co. Wexford locations

6. Production budget, and notes on any additional funding required

7. Biography’s of the core creative team (to include at least Writer, Producer and Director)

8. Include in paperwork, links to samples of previous work/showreels/links, if available

COLLABORATIVE FILM FORUM:

To expand on this film industry professional development initiative for local film making talent, Screen Wexford and Bodecii Film are facilitating an ONLINE NETWORKING FORUM in which Directors/Producers/Writers nationwide will have an opportunity to network with Wexford filmmakers. 

This forum is on Facebook and you will need to have a Facebook Account:

  1. Sign into Facebook
  2. Send a Friend Request to https://www.facebook.com/bodeciiprojects/
  3. State you are a filmmaker who wants to take part in the Online Networking Forum Creative’s Exchange
  4. You will be sent an invite to join the private group
  5. Please read the rules in the ‘About’ section of the page

Creatives can meet and exchange information and match based on their assessment of the writer/director/producers past work, short screenplays, and compatibility to work together. 


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:



SELECTION CRITERIA:


ASSESSMENT:

Assessment will involve a review of applications by a panel in November 2020.  The panel will include representatives from Wexford County Council Arts Office, and/or industry experienced filmmakers.

The deadline for applications is: 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020 

Send applications with the title ‘Film Award’ to screenwexford@gmail.com 

Applicants will be notified in December 2020.

Successful applicants must have completed their productions by August 2021 and will be invited to screen their films in Wexford following the completion date.

Screen Wexford, in partnership with Bodecii Film, is seeking Wexford-based participants for a two-day Directing For Film & TV Workshop with leading Irish Film Director Dearbhla Walsh. Funded through Creative Ireland and supported by Wexford County Council ‘s Arts and Economic Development departments, this workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills for film and TV.*

DEARBHLA WALSH

Dearbhla Walsh is an award-winning director who has worked on drama series including most recently Tales from the Loop, The Handmaid’s Tale, EastEnders, Shameless, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors and much to her nephew’s delight the Netflix Marvel series The Punisher. She won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Little Dorrit. She directed Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, a television film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. She has also directed several art/dance films, funded by the Arts Council, in collaboration with Fearghus Ó Conchúir including Match and I’m Roger Casement. Walsh has been nominated for the Irish Film and Television Awards nine times and won three times for directing in 2011, 2018 and   2020 respectively. Dearbhla Walsh is from Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.

COURSE PROFILE

This masterclass will provide an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing. In addition to this, participants will work in small groups to direct scenes with actors in a remote capacity. This workshop is limited to ten participants. Areas covered will include:


Participant Profile:

This workshop is aimed at emerging and experienced Wexford based drama directors. Directors must have directed at least one short film.


Application Procedure:

Applications Closed

Date: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020 

Duration: 2 Days

Venue: Online

Cost: Free
Deadline: 17th November 2020 

COURSE PROFILE:


New entrants are increasingly required to possess competencies that reflect the ever-changing dynamics of the work environment for the high-end TV Drama space. The course will examine why this skill set is important in the film industry and how these skills are of growing importance across all industries. Industry feedback internationally and nationally continually highlights the need for future skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme include Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry.

This 4-day programme is one of the essential steppingstones and forms the basis of the new entrant’s journey to working in the industry. The programme will give a broad overview of all the departments and to help equip new entrants with the knowledge and some of the essential skills to working on set. There will be some practical elements during the 4 days and will consist of virtual group activities, industry panel experts and case studies. The programme will be facilitated and delivered by industry experts and design thinkers which include tutors guest speakers and panellists.

MODULES:

“Future Proofing on the Job”


“The 360 of Set Etiquette”

“Health and safety on Set”

“Self-Management in the Industry”


APPLICATION PROCESS:

The programme is aimed at new entrants in the Wexford area who possess commitment, motivation and a passion to work in the industry. Please apply online with an up-to-date CV, including a short paragraph outlining why you would like to work in the Film and TV Industry. 

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