Cinemagic Film Production Boot Camp

Cinemagic is giving young filmmakers and new entrants to the industry the opportunity to gain knowledge from top film and television industry professionals in a unique one day Film Production Boot Camp on Sunday 2 June at Liffey Trust Studios Dublin.

For aspiring TV and Filmmakers aged 16 and over, this immersive day includes masterclasses, seminars and Q&A’s with film professionals who will provide insight and give their top tips across a range of disciplines.

Hear from editor Brian Phillip Davis, The Devil’s Doorway and Zoo, Oscar nominated director Vincent Lambe (Detainment) and Cinematographer Michael Lavelle (Float Like a Butterfly, Cardboard Gangsters).

Liam Ryan will share his experiences as a producer, production manager and assistant director on films including Dublin Old School, Don’t Leave Home and Arracht.

While other speakers include location manager, Paddy Mc Carney, Penance, Hostage to the Devil and Bloody Sunday; costume designer, Louise Stanton, Rosie, Michael Inside and Song of Granite; and props master, Noel Walsh, My Mother and Other Strangers, Love/Hate, Jimmy’s Hall and Braveheart.

Participants will also have access to the Talking Pictures screening series where they can attend a number of screenings free of charge that are followed by Q&As with Irish film directors offering top tips and advice for young film makers, and the screening of Metal Heart features a Q&A with actress Jordanne Jones. As part of director talks, participants will hear acclaimed director Paddy Breathnach talk about Rosie written by Roddy Doyle; learn the process of creating the gripping feature The Dig (winner of Best Irish Film at Galway Film Fleadh in 2018) from Irish directors and brothers Andrew Tohill and Ryan Tohill; find out how the critically acclaimed director Frank Berry brought Michael McCrea’s story to screen in the multi- award-winning Michael Inside; learn some tricks of the filmmaking trade from Carmel Winters as she gives an insight to Float Like A Butterfly; hear about award-winning Irish writer/director Lee Cronin’s creative process from putting pen to paper to seeing his story unfold on screen as The Hole In The Ground and Aislinn Clarke, the first Irish female to direct a feature horror movie, The Devil’s Doorway, will give the A-Z on bringing her film to the silver screen.


Cinemagic is an award winning charity festival that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people. To book tickets for the Boot Camp visit www.cinemagic.ie or www.eventbrite.ie and tickets cost 30 Euro.

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Cinemagic Dublin is funded by the Department of Education and Skills