First Take is supported by Screen Ireland and Screen Training Ireland.

Thursday 15th November / 11:00 / Triskel Christchurch / €20

First Take is a training and development event for film and media students, emerging filmmakers and newly established film professionals. Through individual presentations, case studies and panel discussions, the event aims to promote fresh thinking and foster DIY ethics amongst attendees, inspiring them to create their own film projects, and to proactively promote their work.

Sessions will delve into the fundamental techniques of pitching and packaging film projects, explore the creative and practical processes involved in low-budget feature filmmaking, and provide a case study analysis of a high-profile Irish feature film from the 2018 Cork Film Festival programme.


Speakers and contributors include:


Beatrice Neumann

International Film Consultant

Harry Ponsonby

Vice President, International, Stagwell Media (NRG) UK

Brian J Falconer

Producer, The Dig

Andrew Tohill

Co-Director, The Dig

Ryan Tohill

Co-Director, The Dig

Darya Zhuk

Director, Crystal Swan

Further sessions and guests to be announced.