National Youth Film & Animation School

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

RESIDENTIAL CAMP is back in August 2023!

We are looking forward to another great Summer of filmmaking and animation in 2023 

We are going to provide young creatives with all the same industry masterclasses, interactive training workshops and collaborative spaces for students to work together as a creative team.  And at the end of the course you will have high quality work for your portfolio.  

The Film Course will put you through your paces.  With intensive training in everything from script breakdowns to camera & lighting, through to filming and post production. With professional mentorship and masterclasses throughout the week. 

The Animation Course will give you an opportunity to stretch your drawing muscles and get a fully animated workout!  Learn new techniques, create portfolio work and online 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…

Check out our Meet The Professionals Livestreams over on YouTube! Stay tuned for more videos! Click here for the FULL PLAYLIST


Monday 7th August – Thursday 17th August 2023


Monday 7th August – Thursday 17th August 2023


We also support young writers,  the films we produce are written by young people too.  Each year we host a scriptwriting competition for young writers aged between 16 – 24yrs. This year we will be hosting  Scriptwriting workshops aimed at bringing a story from concept to shooting script, ready for production at the film school in the summer of 2023! 

Dates of workshops to be confirmed

National Youth Film & Animation School is funded by

Project partners

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

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