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Upcoming Courses & Training Opportunities

We have just launched a jam-packed schedule of autumn courses. Covering both creative and technical elements of filmmaking, these training opportunities vary in length from a weekend’s masterclass to a year-long MA programme!


The Screen Studio Academy: Intensive Lab is a brand new series of courses aimed at writers and directors who have existing experience and who are now looking to develop their skills in an intensive workshop environment. Cross collaboration, networking and project development between courses and disciplines is facilitated and encouraged as an integral part of the course philosophy. Follow on modules in Transmedia, Soap Opera, Sketch Comedy and Television will be offered in the New Year.


sticthes1crop-1600x900-c-default Directors’ Intensive Lab
20th October – 26th November
Tuesdays and Thursdays
€380 Members / €420 Non-Members
This course will cover directing for horror film and television, specifically focusing on technique, style and storytelling.


Writers ThumbnailWriters’ Intensive Lab
20th October – 12th December
Tuesdays and Thursdays
€380 Members / €420 Non-Members
Over the course of 8 weeks, writers will be taught how to sharpen, focus and structure both stories and screenplay via intensive workshops.


November is home to two great weekend workshops; first up Stephen Follows presents the Film Producer’s Masterclass, taking you through every step of the filmmaking journey, from idea through to seeing your creation on the big screen. Then Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel; Song of Songs) will help emerging filmmakers by addressing in practical detail the fundamental questions with his course on Visual Storytelling.


downloadFilm Producer’s Masterclass
7th-8th November
1 Weekend, €180
In a busy two-day crash course, expert producer Stephen Follows will take you through every step of the filmmaking journey, from idea through to seeing your creation on the big screen.


josh-appignanesi-slideshow-pic2Visual Storytelling
20th October – 26th November, 1 Weekend

€220 Members / €250 Non-Members
This two-day workshop with director and writer Josh Appignanesi (The InfidelSong of Songs) aims to help emerging filmmakers by addressing in richly practical detail the fundamental questions of visual storytelling.


For those dipping their toes in the water, our offerings include Screenwriting and Directing for Beginners, not to mention the number of production and technical courses that we’re running.


TR_post_FCPX_logoFCPX101: Professional Post-Production
6th-8th November, 3 Days

€510 Members / €550 Non-Members
This three-day course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface for Apple’s popular editing software Final Cut Pro.



Autumn will also see the MA in Digital Filmmaking kick off, where Masters Students shoot a feature film as their final year project.




Masters in Digital Feature Film Production

Starts This Autumn
Filmbase offers a unique, industry-facing masters-level course aimed at preparing filmmakers for the reality of writing, developing, pitching, producing, shooting, editing, posting and distributing feature films in digital formats.

Masters programme have included Poison Pen, How to be Happy, The Light of Day, Monged and Keys To The City.

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Filmbase has been supporting Irish filmmakers since 1986 through a range of services including quality training at affordable rates, access to film funding award schemes and equipment hire.