Industry Events

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is pleased to offer a variety of special events for film industry professionals based in our Festival Hub, the Chocolate Factory.

The full list of industry events and tickets will be available shortly, but a selection includes:

Sean Bailey Workshop with Paddy Breathnach / 20 Feb / Light House / 10:30

As President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey oversees all aspects of live-action development, film production and physical production for Walt Disney Pictures. Disney’s recent releases include The Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins Returns. 
This workshop is aimed at producers and industry professionals from the Irish film community. 


The workshop will be hosted by Paddy Breathnach, director of Rosie, Viva, Shrooms, Man About Dog and I Went Down. With the stunning line up of new live action films from Walt Disney Studios over the next few months including Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, and of course Artemis Fowl, there are a number of interesting areas for discussion additional to Sean's career and work pre-Disney. This will be a wonderful opportunity to engage with a major player on the international filmmaking stage.

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David Shire Masterclass / Fri 22 Feb / National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Room / 11:00

Composing workshop with David Shire, the prolific composer of scores for films such as The Taking of Pelham 123 and The Conversation.

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Laurence Coriat Masterclass / Sat 23 Feb / Brooks Hotel Cinema / 11:00

Writers Masterclass with Laurence Coriat, a screenwriter on Wonderland, Me Without You, Genova, and McMafia.

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Shooting the Mafia Case Study / Sun 3 Mar / Chocolate Factory / 11:00

A Case Study of Shooting the Mafia will be presented by its filmmakers, including director Kim Longinotto, who will explain the process of making their documentary.

A Case Study of Shooting the Mafia and the composing workshop with David Shire are presented with the kind support of Screen Skills Ireland.

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