The inaugural Dublin International Screenwriting Festival takes place place online from the 19th-23rd of April with a week of lunchtime and evening workshops, panel discussions and in conversation interviews.
Ireland has a reputation for producing great writers and the objective of the festival is to help foster the craft and culture of screenwriting in Ireland so we can become as famous internationally for producing great screenwriters as we are for producing world-renowned poets, playwrights and novelists. The festival is sponsored by Screen Skills Ireland and Griffith College and endorsed by The Writers Guild, Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Ireland, Screen Producers Ireland and Film Network Ireland.
Some festival highlights include "In Conversations" with some of Ireland’s top screenwriters Roddy Doyle, Lisa McGee, Kate O’Riordan and Stuart Carolan discussing their craft and their careers. Panel discussions featuring Irish screen industry leaders will dissect current hot topics in screenwriting like diversity in screenwriting and writing for animation, games and documentary as well as a screenwriting masterclass with Mary Kate O Flanagan helping writers crack the essentials of Act I.
Of particular interest to SPI members may be panels discussions "GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT" featuring SPI members exploring the relationship between Writers and Producers and "THE GREEN LIGHT" a panel featuring Ireland’s major funders and commissioners revealing what they look for in a story.
For full programme of free, ticketed events and registration please click here.