Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival in partnership with the Digital Hub is seeking a Filmmaker in Residence to lead and facilitate the 2020 Screen 8 Filmmaking Programme. The ‘Screen8’ programme was piloted in 2018 with the aim of supporting young people from the inner city community of Dublin 8 where the Festival is based, as well as bringing new talent and diversity to the industry. The project brings together a group of 18 young people to participate in a 6 month film project, mentored by the filmmaker in residence.

The Screen 8 Filmmaker in Residence will lead a group of 18 young people from the Dublin 8 area through the process of making a short film. Sessions will take place weekly on a Saturday where the FIR will be supported by an assistant tutor. The content and format of the weekly sessions are to be determined by the FIR (with guidance from the Festival and the Digital Hub) with the aim of producing a festival-ready short film at the end of the process.

Find out more about residency here.