A realistic roadmap for aspiring screenwriters.

Location: Dingle Hub

Date: Saturday 19 November

Time: 14.00 – 17.00 IST/GMT

Cost: €35

Unavoidably cancelled Nov. 14th

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Who the workshop is for

An overview of writing for film and TV and a practical approach to starting out. 

This workshop is for writers who want to pursue a career in screenwriting and are realistic about the challenges faced by emerging writers.

What the workshop covers

The first half explores opportunities available in the changing industry landscape and the second half looks at how a successful short film can be an invaluable calling card to get your career kick-started.

What you can expect

You can expect practical and realistic advice about what the modern industry offers and an in-depth look at how a successful short film can act as a springboard to bigger opportunities.

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Workshop Leader – Ailbhe Keogan

Ailbhe’s first feature film, RUN & JUMP, was selected as part of the Berlin Talent Campus Script Station and the Sundance Institute’s Lab. Directed by Oscar-nominated Steph Green, it premiered at Tribeca in 2012 and the script went on to win numerous awards.

Her second feature, JOYRIDE, was released in 2022, sold by Embankment, produced by Subotica and supported by Screen Ireland. It is directed by Emmy award-winning Emer Reynolds with Olivia Coleman in the lead role.

Her third feature, SUNLIGHT, is part of Screen Ireland’s POV scheme and will be released in 2022. Produced by Blinder Films and Roisin Geraghty of Little Rose films, it is directed by award-winning Claire Dix and stars Barry Ward and Liam Carney.

Ailbhe was a writer on BAD SISTERS, Sharon Horgan’s new dark comedy TV show, which is due to be streamed on Apple TV in 2022.

Ailbhe is currently adapting Karen Russell’s ORANGE WORLD as a feature film.

Other work includes:

ANYWHERE is to be directed by Richard Gorodecky and produced by Nik Powell’s Scala Productions (UK) and Port Pictures (IRE), supported by Screen Ireland.

PING PONG, currently in development with Cowtown Films (IRL) and Screen Ireland, was one of 9 European projects to be selected for the 2018/19 Bridging the Dragon Project Lab in Beijing/ Berlin. Award-winning Justin Martin (TOGETHER, PRIMA FACIE) attached to direct.

WOLFLAND is currently in development with Little Rose films (IRL) and Screen Ireland.

Ailbhe’s award-winning short film, TAKE ME SWIMMING, was one of four films to be funded by the Irish Film Board Focus Shorts scheme in 2017 and went on to screen at numerous festivals.

Ailbhe was selected as one of two Irish participants on Guiding Lights 8, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. She was under the mentorship of Alex Garland.

Ailbhe lives in Aughacasla North with her husband Mickey and two kids. They have two dogs, an incontinent cat, seven chickens, a stuffed gannet and a stray robin she likes to call her own. She likes knitting, fires, drumming, walking, detective fiction and burning ears. Her superpowers are sleeping and aimless musings.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You are entitled to a refund within one week of your payment, (less card processing fee of 2.00% of the workshop fee) provided that the workshop has not already started.
We cannot refund fees in respect of cancellation after this time. We cannot offer partial refunds to students who do not finish the workshop.