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This year’s event will take place in person on March 2nd, and registration for students ages 15-18 is now available from The event is also organised with the support of Screen Ireland.

Careers in Screen Day is an opportunity for students to hear from a variety of film and TV industry specialists, to learn about their work both in front of and behind the camera, how they got there, and what advice they might give to young people starting out. This year’s event will cover a wide range of professions and will feature a mix of in-person and livestreamed events.

“For our 5th Careers in Screen programme, we wanted participants to enjoy being back in cinema as well as hearing from guests, so the day starts with a full film screening, and then a chance to ask questions of the filmmakers themselves,” said IFI Head of Education Alicia McGivernwhen speaking about this year’s event. “Across the day, we’ve programmed talks that we hope will appeal to young people exploring different aspects of the industry, both behind and in front of the camera.”

The event will begin with a 9.00am screening of Irish film The Racer, followed by a panel discussion on the behind-the-scenes creation of the film, with director Kieron J Walsh, producer Yvonne Donohue, grip Paul Tsan, DOP James Mather, and AD Nicola Jackson.

Also featured in this year’s programme are IFTA-winning actor Moe Dunford, You Are Not My Mother star Hazel Doupe, and casting director Maureen Hughes. A panel from Animation Ireland will be livestreamed into the IFI to discuss the contemporary animation scene across the country, and costume designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh will chat through the process of costume design for film and television, and present a costume display in the IFI Foyer.

Speaking on contemporary forms of Irish filmmaking, Arracht director Tom Sullivan will give a talk on Irish language filmmaking. Also scheduled are IFTA-nominated animator Josh O’Caoimh and model makers Garrett Ryan and Kate Aungier.

Select events will have ISL interpretation and/or be livestreamed to the IFI Careers Space, including The Racer panel, the costume discussion, and a ‘What’s My Job’ panel.

Tickets cost €5 and are available from the IFI website at:
Select events will be livestreamed to the IFI Careers  Space:

9.00: Screening of The Racer
10.45: Panel with crew of The Racer (Director Kieron J Walsh; Producer Yvonne Donohue; DOP James Mather; Grip Paul Tsan)
11.45: Costume with Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh
11.45: Casting with Maureen Hughes 
11.45: Animation with Josh O’Caoimh 
12.15: The Actor and the Editor: Hazel Doupe and John Cutler of You Are Not My Mother
12.15: Animation Ireland panel
12.15: Opportunities in Filmmaking – Irish language filmmaking with Tom Sullivan; diversity and filmmaking with Aisha Bolaji of the GALPAL Collective
13.45: Moe Dunford in conversation
14.15: Model Making with Garrett Ryan and Kate Anger
14.50: What’s My Job Panel with script/ continuity; extras coordinator; AD; camera

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