Diverse Screen Project Invitation, 7 Oct

Posted on 1 Oct 2021

Innovate Limerick through Film and Gorm Media are delighted to share with you a new diversity initiative in the film and TV industry. This initiative is supported by Screen Skills Ireland and aims to respond to the under-representation of the diverse cultural and ethnic communities in Irish filmmaking through introducing and guiding young individuals, who are interested in the film industry, to the ways of gaining employment in the film industry. 

We are reaching out to you, because of the work you do with various diverse communities. We would like to invite you and your networks to join us in a series of introductory webinars. The webinars will be conducted through zoom, once a week. They will run for 8 weeks initially with the possibility to extend. The webinars will provide the chance to meet, interact with, and ask experts in the film industry, who will present and discuss the role they play in the film and Tv production chain.

For individuals from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, who attend the webinars, and find themselves interested in acquiring further knowledge, there will be an opportunity to apply for a series of training opportunities over the coming year, including a 5-day Passport to Production course with Screen Skills. The training can get them set-ready for employment in the sector. Additionally, training in documentary directing, run in conjunction with Sheffield Doc Fest in England.

Hosted by Gorm Media’s Funmi Jinadu, the webinars will start on Thursday, 7 October at 7 pm with producer Gemma O’Shaughnessy, and every Thursday thereafter at the same time with different guests. 

Register for the first webinar HERE

For more information, please see the brochure on the link HERE