February 21st 2023: The line-up for the IFI Careers in Screen Day 2023, presented in association with the Dublin International Film Festival, has been announced. This year’s event will take place in-person at the IFI on Wednesday, March 1st, and registration for students ages 15-18 is now available at www.ifi.ie/film/careers-in-screen-2023. The event is kindly supported by Screen Ireland; tickets cost just €5 for the full day and are on sale now.

Careers in Screen Day offers a unique opportunity for students aged 15-18 to hear from a curated selection of screen industry specialists working in film and television from script to screen. Careers in Screen guests will provide talks and panels on their work in front of and behind the camera, hands-on workshops, and discussion of their own career journeys.

Speaking about this year’s event, IFI Head of Education Alicia McGivern commented, ‘Careers in Screen 2023 will be our most varied yet. With a host of guests making great work for cinema and TV it’s sure to be of interest to anyone interested in learning more about the industry and meeting some of the amazing people behind this years award-winning films.’

The event will begin with a 9.30am screening of an episode of black comedy television series Bad Sisters, followed by a panel discussion with director and executive producer Dearbhla Walsh, location manager Liz Kenny, editor Derek Holland, and actor Peter Coonan.

More guests confirmed for this year’s events include producer Rebecca O’Flanagan, whose extensive body of work includes Smother, Flora and Son and Handsome Devil. From behind the camera, production designer Tom Conroy will discuss his work on The Tudors, Vikings, and Breakfast on Pluto, and production manager Noreen Fitzgerald will discuss how to manage commercials, music promos, photoshoots and features on-time and on-budget.

Other confirmed guests include script supervisor Jeanette McGrath (The Banshees of InisherinThree Billboard Outside Ebbing, MissouriMoone Boy), Anthony Moriarty (Bow Street Academy) who will run a camera workshop (places limited), Brian Gleeson (Bad Sisters), Sheila Flitten (The Banshees of Inisherin) , Aoife O’Brien (The Banshees of Inisherin, stunts)and Louise Stanton (costume designer, An Cáilín Ciúin).

The National Talent Academy will host a ‘What’s My Job?’ panel with a variety of screen industry specialists discussing the day-to-day of their roles.

Careers in Screen 2023 will also have a dedicated Careers in Animation event on Thursday, March 30th, in association with the National Talent Academy for Animation.

Careers in Screen Day tickets cost €5 and are available from the IFI website at www.ifi.ie/film/careers-in-screen-2023/

The event is presented by the Irish Film Institute and Dublin International Film Festival with the kind support of Screen Ireland.

IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.

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