Things can only get better? Film education and screen skills in Irish Schools
FREE | Panel Discussion | 16 Nov | 10am – 11am | St Peter’s, Cork City
Schools Event – SOLD OUT
Are young people aware of the professional opportunities offered by the screen industry? How do students engage with the medium of film in the classroom? This session will look at the variety of careers that are available across the screen sectors, and consider the most effective ways to encourage young people into the industry. As Irish schools prepare for an all new ‘Drama, Film and Theatre Studies’ Leaving Cert course, the panel will also look at examples of best practice in film education, what has been developed in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, and consider what the future of film education in Ireland should be.
Lord David Puttnam will speak about the importance of cultivating a new generation of filmmakers. He will also talk through a pilot programme that his education company, Atticus Education, ran for transition year students earlier this year, with the support of Screen Ireland. Students and teachers who took part in the programme will share some insights into their experience. The event will conclude with an interactive discussion on the future of film education in Ireland between the panel and the audience.
Please note that this is an event for secondary schools, Transition Year and up.
- Lord David Puttnam, CEO & Founder, Atticus Education; Independent Film Producer.
- Martin Melarkey, Director, Nerve Centre and Chief Examiner of Moving Image Arts GCE, a digital film-making qualification offered by CCEA which is taught in over 100 schools in NI
- Sarah Buckley, Principal, Schull Community College
- Niamh Toolen, Student, Schull Community College
- Alan Kelly, Teacher, Bandon Grammar School
- Tadgh O’ Conchuir, Student, Bandon Grammar School
- Chair: Dr. Ciara Chambers, Head of the Department of Film & Screen, University College Cork
Presented by Atticus Education and University College Cork in collaboration with Cork International Film Festival.