Transition Year Students ‘Call to Action’ Film Masterclass Event

Award Winning Film Masterclass for Young Irish Women

As part of the national strategy to address the issue of equality for young women in the Irish film and television industry, the National Film School at The Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire (IADT), plan to host a ‘Young Women in Film & TV’ masterclass aimed at Transition Year students. It is the second ever masterclass of its’ kind and will be hosted at the National Film School on the IADT campus in February 2018.

The first ‘Young Women in Film & TV’ masterclass was held in November 2016 and was a resounding success. The 2016 masterclasses were funded by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office and won the Allianz Arts to Business Small Sponsorship Award 2017. 

The feedback from participating students was very positive;

“The course is not only interesting but also very empowering.” I.S

” I really loved the course, it was so beneficial & educational.” I.NiC

“This course helped me to understand equipment & all the different jobs within the industry. I would recommend this course to all my friends.” S.K

“This course was very empowering.  It made me feel like I could have a voice in the industry.” M-L.R

For the 2018 masterclass, the National Film School in partnership with Young Irish Film Makers (YIFM), will work with Transition Year students – ‘Ireland’s creative leaders of the future’, over an action-packed, hands-on three days, to give them an inside look at all aspects of working in Film and TV. The masterclasses will take place on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018 and will be presented by leading industry experts in directing, scriptwriting, producing, sound design, editing and cinematography.

Watch our Young Women in Film 2016 video below

Your story starts here!

  • Full details of the 3 day masterclasses schedule will be sent in early January 2018 to all students you have registered their interest in participating. 
  • Successful applicants will be offered a place on the programme via email address provided, no later than mid-January 2018.
  •  Priority will be given (but is not limited) to TY students attending post primary schools in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area. Places are limited.

To register your interest please email:

Send us your name, age, current school year + name of school attending.

Stefanie Preissner (TV Producer and Writer) and participants of the 2016 YWIF&TV Masterclass
Stefanie Preissner (TV Producer and Writer) and participants of the 2016 YWIF&TV Masterclass