Supporting film in school curricula and promoting moving image culture for young audiences.

The 2017 Schools Programme has been expanded with new screenings – click here for details.

IFI Education has the national remit for film education in Ireland. We aim to provide access to a wide range of film and moving image among diverse audiences, and to facilitate critical and active engagement. We work with teachers and students, contribute to education policy and development, and promote the case for media literacy in national and international education debate.

With a bi-annual programme of film screenings, workshops, resources, teacher-training and related events, we engage with over 15,000 children and young people around the country throughout the school year.

The brochure for the 2016/2017 academic year is now live. For booking and more information, please email schools@irishfilm.ie (if you experience any difficulties when emailing, please call Dee Quinlan or Richard Fallon on 01 679 5744 to book).

Choose from the different school levels below.

Senior Cycle
Transition Year
New Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle
Primary Cycle
Special Events

Click here for our Gearrscannáin project in association with the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann. New gearrscannán Beirt le Chéile just added!

Click here for Study Guides to support your teaching of film in Gaeilge, French, German, English, TY, Junior Cycle and Primary. If you use our French or Gearrscannáin studyguides we would welcome your feedback.

Outside of school, IFI Explorers is our monthly teen club which extends the regular IFI programme to young people aged 15 to 18.

The monthly Family Programme culminates in the annual IFI Family Festival in the summer.

See our Educational Developments page for information on our Film Focus and 12-13  Research Projects.

Transition Year Work Experience

We offer a number of week-long work experience placements to students each school year. Please send a short note telling us why you’d like to carry out your placement in the IFI , along with your CV, to Deirdre Quinlan dquinlan@ifi.ie. See recent participants’ film reviews here.



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Arts Council of Ireland