National Youth Film School

#IrishFilm: Young Irish Film Makers launch National Youth Film School Scriptwriting Competition

Are you the new Charlie Kaufman? Do you know your sluglines from your loglines? Well, the Young Irish Film Makers want to hear from you. They are currently running a Scriptwriting Competition for anyone aged between 16 – 24 years old.

4 winners will receive €100 and have their film made in the National Youth Film School this summer.

The 4 winners will also get the opportunity to attend scriptwriting workshop sessions with a professional screenwriter, who will help them craft their script into shape for the big screen.

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Over the years, the National Youth Film School has attracted young people from all over Ireland, Europe and even the USA for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to work at a professional level on a broadcast quality film production. Many young people have used their work with YIFM as a portfolio piece and gone on to attend film schools such as The National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire.

Industry backing for NYFS comes from Screen Training Ireland, the Screen Directors Guild, Screen Producers Ireland and Filmbase. Screenwriters working with the film school in the past have included Will Collins (Song of the Sea), Ailbhe Keogan (Run & Jump), Colin Thornton (A Date for Mad Mary) and Hugh O’Conor, to name a few. All of this support for NYFS, puts it streets ahead as the premiere film training programme for young people in Ireland.

Young Irish Film Makers have been producing films with young people all over Ireland since 1991 and can boast past members such as Oscar-nominated Tomm Moore (Writer/Director of Song of the Sea), Luke Harris (3D animator at Brown Bag), and John Morton (Creative Director of Devious Theatre Company).