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Producing a Short Film – With Nora Windeck

ProducingTBC, 1 weekend

€180 Members / €210 Non-Members

Do you want to know what it takes to produce a short film? This course is designed for anyone setting out to make their first short film.


Do you want to know what it takes to produce a short film? Producing a Short returns to Filmbase with experienced Producer & Filmmaker, Nora Windeck. Using successful short films as case studies, this course is theory based with some practical exercises. It is the ideal course for first-time filmmakers.


Course Content:

  • Relationship between Producer and Director
  • What a Director looks for in a Producer
  • Production Department – Who’s who?
  • Pre-production meetings
  • Short Films – Award Schemes
  • Legal Issues for Short Films
  • Script breakdown
  • Scheduling
  • Casting
  • Post-Production
  • Film Festivals


69255_normalLead Tutor: Nora Windeck

Originally from Berlin, Nora has worked in the film industry since 1998. She studied Literature and Cultural Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin, but discovered her passion for film while working for the Generation section of the Berlinale from 1998-2004.

Since moving to Ireland, Nora has worked in three different production companies in Dublin, Little Bird Productions, Zanzibar Films and Souljacker Ltd. 2008 was when she founded her own production company, Highly Stimulating Productions, with writer/director Eoin Heaney. The following year, they were awarded script development funding from the Irish Film Board for Long Is The Way, a drama set in a small village during the Irish famine.

Highly Stimulating Productions have won numerous awards for our short films and music videos. Among them are the multi award-winning 2013 Filmbase/RTE short film The Swing, which won Best First Short at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Short at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, was on Aer Lingus and Virgin Atlantic in-flight entertainment and has recently been shown at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Nora also produced Foreclosed (2011), a non-narrative film dealing with Ireland’s financial crash and the foreclosure of houses, and Turning (2014), a dance film, inspired by the work of Eadweard Muybridge, exploring the cyclical nature and repetitive behavior of contemporary Irish society, which was shown at POOL Tanzfilmfestival in Berlin, Germany and at MIX Copenhagen. Both films were fully production funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, and have been shown at festival and in galleries all over the world.

Nora produced the 2015 video installation Last Words, which was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Award 2015 and was on display in the National Gallery of Ireland for four months. Last Words puts fragments of the last letter correspondences of the Irish incarcerated 1916 rebels in context with portraits of contemporary Dubliners.

In 2015 Highly Stimulating Productions received the First Draft Development Loan from the Irish Film Board for the feature film script My Hands, a coming of age story set in the 1950s in the Irish Deaf community.

In 2016 Nora was selected to take part in the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus. Nora has just completed post production on  her short film Melmoth the Wanderer starring Olwen Fourere.



  • TBC, 1 weekend

Class times:

  • Sat 10.30 – 5.00 & Sun 11.00 – 5.30


  • €175 Members / €200 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street


To book your place, contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information, email our training department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.