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 encouraged to explore different films, apply their understanding of film language to create their own short films, and share their film with their peers.
The Short Course in Film is available to download from our website. For more information, contact Richard at rfallon@irishfilm.ie

Film Club Pilot
Following the first phase of our Film Club pilot, we are looking to expand the initiative across the country, at both primary and secondary level. 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.
If you are interested, please email Alicia at amcgivern@irishfilm.ie

Extra Spring 2019 Events
Additional events added to the IFI Schools programme from February to May 2019. Please contact Richard or Aoife for bookings and information on schools@irishfilm.ie or (01) 679 5744. Click to download the PDF below. 

Young Audience Award Panel (YAA)
The YAA is the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy. At the YAA event on Sunday May 5th 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. If you think your students might be interested, please contact Aoife on acoughlan@irishfilm.ie. There will be meet-ups on February 24th and April 27th.
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

IFI Explorers
Tell your students 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

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 highlights the best of young people’s filmmaking in Ireland.
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.
Here are some suggestions for using the IFI Player in the classroom*:
▶ History: The Irish Independence Film Collection
▶ English: Creative response to adverts, short films etc
▶ English Junior Cycle: Travelogue Collection
▶ Geography: Changing landscapes of Ireland
▶ Irish: The Gael Linn Collection – Amharc Éireann
▶ Film studies: Irish Adverts Project – filmmaking
▶ CSPE: Ireland today/yesterday
▶ Primary: Storytelling through animation



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