National Youth Film & Animation School

The National Youth Film and Animation School is the ideal pre-college course for any young person aged 16-19yrs thinking of a career or college placement in film or animation.  

Young creatives will enjoy industry masterclasses, practical training workshops and intensive shooting and animation days.  And at the end of the course they have high quality work for their portfolio.  

During these ten days you will be put through your paces.  With intensive training in everything from script breakdowns to camera & lighting, through to filming and post production. Working at a professional level with mentorship throughout the course.

The summer residential Film course which will teach you about how to work as a film crew, working with actors, and also practical sessions working with professional equipment such as camera, lighting and sound. The camp will finish with a masterclass in post production giving students the chance to edit their own masterpiece!

At the Animation residential course,  you will have an opportunity to stretch your drawing muscles and get a fully animated workout!  Learn new techniques, create portfolio work and group projects with your fellow animators.  All with mentorship from some great industry professionals.   And we are in the hometown of four time Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon, so you never know who might drop in to say hello and share some wisdom.

Location: St. John’s College, Kilkenny.

Accommodation: Full bed & board is included in the cost of the residential course (breakfast, lunch & evening meal).

Certificate: Students receive a certificate signed by IADT & YIFM.

Premiere: Finished films are screened at The National Film School @ IADT Dunlaoghaire and all students are given a free portfolio workshop as part of the film school programme.

SUMMER FILM COURSE
Sunday 11th – Thursday 22nd AUGUST 2019
10 DAYS of Film Training, Production & Edit
€650 (Residential)

SUMMER ANIMATION COURSE
Sunday 11th – Thursday 22nd  AUGUST 2019
10 DAYS of Animation Training, Production & Edit €650 (Residential)

CHECK IN: Sunday 11th August @ 5:00 – 6:00pm

CHECK OUT: Thursday 22nd August @ 12:00 noon

We also support young writers, so the films we produce are written by young people too.  Each year we host a scriptwriting competition for young writers aged between 16 – 24yrs.  The deadline has passed for this year, but if you think you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film keep us in mind.

Deposit payment of €100 (non refundable) will secure your place. 
Full payments to be made 4 weeks prior to the commencement date of workshop.

Supported by

Young Irish Film Makers
St. Joseph’s Studios
Waterford Road
Kilkenny
R95 D8HT

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