Extra Events

Some further events connecting young people with IFI and other organisations through film

Junior Cycle Short Course in Film
Our Short Course in Film comprises 100 classroom hours of three different but complementary aspects of film education. Drawing on a range of teaching and learning methodologies, students are prompted to explore different films, acquiring film language skills. They then apply their understanding of film language to create their own short films, working in groups and telling new stories through moving image. Finally they share their film with their peers and explain their filmmaking choices. The Classroom Based Assessment combines
elements of each strand. The Short Course in Film is available to download from our website. If you would like more information, contact Richard at rfallon@irishfilm.ie

Film Club Pilot
Following the first phase of our Film Club pilot, delivered during the spring term by a small number of schools, we are looking to expand  the initiative across the country, at both primary and secondary level. The pilot involves setting up a film club outside
class time, to give students a chance to engage with a wide range of film. Where previously we operated a DVD model, we’re now looking at
trialling an online platform too, where school broadband allows. The pilot requires some commitment from teachers in terms of providing feedback, scheduling screenings and facilitating the club. Training will be provided with ongoing support. Phase 2 will run until May 2019.
If you are interested, please email Alicia at amcgivern@irishfilm.ie

Young Audience Award Panel (YAA)
The YAA is the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy. At the YAA event in 2019, panels of young people (aged 12-14) from across Europe will meet in their local venues, watch and discuss films, and vote on their favourite. We would like to recruit some new panellists for the YAA event in May 2019. If you think your students might be interested, please contact Aoife on acoughlan@irishfilm.ie This initiative is supported by Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office.


This initiative is supported by the BAI Sectoral Development Fund and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office



Careers in Film Day 2019
Feb 28 – 10.30-16.00

Careers in Film Day, in association with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, will take place in February. This is an  opportunity for students to meet a whole variety of film industry practitioners from in front of and behind the camera, to learn about their work, how they got there, and what advice they might give to young people starting out. There will be a chance to ask questions directly and to speak to college reps. Details of speakers, talks and times will be posted on our website nearer the date.
Booking essential at www.ifi.ie/careers-2019

IFI Explorers
Are your students curious about seeing alternative cinema? Tell them about IFI Explorers – the best opportunity for teens aged 15-18 to see films at IFI in their own time. Tickets cost just €3 per film, between 1pm and 6pm, Mon-Fri. Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th free with an IFI Explorers loyalty card.
For more information contact Richard at schools@irishfilm.ie

Cork Film Festival
Cork Film Festival (November 9-18) will present a selection of IFI Education titles – you can see the list here. Films will be screened at The Gate Cork City, with a selection also available at The Gate Middleton and The Gate Mallow. For more information and bookings please contact Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711 or corkfilmfest.org/schools

Fresh Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival promotes the work of young filmmakers under the age of 18 through their annual festival and Young Filmmaker Award.
SHOWCASE: Dec 5, 13.30-15.00
This selection of 2018’s winning films highlights the best of young people’s filmmaking in Ireland. Ideal for students who make a film, want to hear from other young filmmakers, or find out about entering a film in 2019.
HEATS: Mar 6, 10.00-13.00
The Dublin heats of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards will take place on March 6th. This exciting event is for students who have entered, or would like an opportunity to see some of the fantastic films being screened. Admission for both events is FREE but booking is essential through Fresh Film Festival on
061 319 555 or via info@freshfilmfestival.net. School groups and individuals are welcome.

IFI Player in the Classroom
Find the IFI Player online here. * Please note: as much of the IFI Player content is unclassified, we recommend previewing all film content.*
Did you know that the IFI Player has tons of film content that can add real visual history of Ireland to any number of classroom subjects? The IFI Player, accessible through a suite of Apps and online via ifiplayer.ie, offers access to the remarkable moving image collections held in the IFI Irish Film Archive. The material includes home movies, newsreels, travelogues, animations, feature films, public information films and documentaries.
Here are some suggestions for using the IFI Player in the classroom*:
▶ History: The Irish Independence Film 
Collection contains newsreels of key moments in Irish history from 1900-1930s
▶ English: Creative response to visual stimulii – adverts, short films etc; report writing; writing for purpose
▶ English Junior Cycle: Travelogue Collection
▶ Geography: Changing landscapes of Ireland captured on film; fisheries; industries; cities
▶ Irish: The Gael Linn Collection – Amharc Éireann
▶ Film studies: Irish Adverts Project – filmmaking
▶ CSPE: Ireland today/yesterday
▶ Primary: Storytelling through animation; short films



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