National Youth Film & Animation Network

In May 2019, YIFM hired a National Development Officer to research, develop and support a national network of youth film/animation hubs and activities with and for young and emerging filmmakers and animators across Ireland. 

Through this work, YIFM is consolidating and expanding the pre-existing grassroots network of diverse youth film/animation sites, events and youth practitioners.  We are researching and reporting on what young people need and want to better cultivate strategic relationships with key stakeholders and funders to build culturally responsive and connected communities of practice. 

YIFM will co-create a sustainable National Youth Film and Animation Network (NYFAN) led by youth members in partnership with film/animation practitioners and educators, youth arts and youth work professionals, and creative arts and industry stakeholders. The NYFAN aims to offer a host of online and in-person services to support youth practitioners, their creative directors and adult allies.


The October 31 launch event is the first step in our face-to-face work with young filmmakers, young animators and youth advocates. It is going to be a fantastic day of connecting, sharing, learning, networking and of course screenings! We hope to see you there. Contact Sorcha Hyland at with any questions. Click below to register soon!


*** Young people and Youth Facilitators are FREE ENTRY **

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

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