National Youth Film & Animation School 2019
Screen Ireland Bursary

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland are funding this unique bursary aimed at supporting creative young people from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds (16-19yrs) who want to explore the possibility of a career or college placement in Film or Animation.  

Who Can APPLY? We are reaching out to youth and community workers to nominate a young person they feel would benefit from a fantastic programme like the National Youth Film & Animation School. You may know of a young person in your youth group or youth arts programme who has a talent or passion for filmmaking or is interested in animation.  They don’t have to be a genius, or even have made a film, just the passion or raw talent you feel needs a helping hand. Young people are mentored and supported throughout the programme in all aspects of the film making or animation process.

What does the bursary cover?  All fees and travel costs to make sure there are no financial barriers for them to participate in the programme.  Full bed & board for ten days residential camp. 

Welfare of the young person?  As this is a residential programme, there will be 24 hour supervision with Overnight & Daytime Welfare Officers on hand to look after any needs the young people attending may have.  Young Irish Film Makers are the organisers of this programme and have all the relevant Garda Vetting, child protection training, policies and procedures in place.



  • Submissions MUST come from a youth worker or community worker.  
  • This bursary is specifically aimed to support young people who come from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who may not otherwise be able to attend the National Youth Film School.
  • We want to ensure the best interests of the young person’s artistic and personal development.
  • You must get the permission of the young person and their parent/guardian in order to nominate them for a bursary.  
  • Young persons with a passion or talent for film making or animation.  
  • Candidates chosen will represent a geographical spread across Ireland
  • The young person must be available to attend the film camp form 11-22 August 2019 in Kilkenny (Travel, accommodation & spending money (where needed) will be included in bursary funds)
  • The young person you nominate must be aged between 16-19 years.

Bursary Application Form

* Deadline for Applications is Friday 5th July  2019

Funded by Screen Ireland in partnership with The National Film School at IADT Dun Laoghaire