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IFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS SERIES

Supported by Screen Skills Ireland



The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) supported by Screen Skills Ireland presents the IFTA Skills in Focus Series, a series of online panel events that provides unique access to Award-Winning Irish talent.

IFTA Skills in Focus
 
This series will bring together carefully curated panels to focus on the skill and techniques that bring about award-winning work. The participants will be IFTA Nominees and IFTA Winners and represent Excellence in their fields. Ireland has a wealth of screen talent in front and behind the camera, as demonstrated by the incredible talent submitted for IFTA 2020. Through these structured discussion panel events, the Academy will share the experience and practical techniques of Ireland's best filmmakers to help develop and nurture emerging Irish Screen Talent.

You are invited to join us online for the following events. 

Please Register Below

 

Cinematography - Excellence in Achievement

11am Tuesday, August 25th LINK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will interrogate the process of 4 of Ireland’s leading Cinematographers that have worked in Ireland and abroad, with leading international film directors, in creating the look of a feature film/TV Drama across a number of specific training areas. The cinematographers on the panel will have demonstrated excellence in camerawork, composition and understanding of framing and exposure. Skills they share will include:


Panellists: PIERS MCGRAIL (NEVER GROW OLD, CALM WITH HORSES) KATE MCCULLOUGH (ARRACHT, NORMAL PEOPLE) CATHAL WATTERS (ROSIE, FINKY, DARK LIES THE ISLAND) MODERATOR: IAN POWER (DIRECTOR: THE RUNWAY)


This will be an online Zoom Event - You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: Cinematography - Excellence in the craft page

 

 

Documentary - Excellence in Craft  

2PM, Friday, August 28th LINK HERE TO REGISTER

The Award-winning Documentary Panel will share the specific skill set required to make top-level documentaries. Topics include:


Panellists:


This will be an online Zoom Event - You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: Documentary - Excellence in the Craft event page

 

 

First-Time Feature Directing

2PM, Thursday, September 3rd LINK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will focus on sharing the skills and expertise developed by 4 Directors whose first film has, not only demonstrated exceptional skill and filmmaking talent on the part of the director, but also has shown the necessary techniques and methodology in transitioning successfully from short film to feature film. These skills and methodologies will be outlined in detail by our panellists for attendees to aid in their training. These include:


Panellists will be announced shortly
This will be an online Zoom Event - You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: First-Time Feature Directing event page