Screen Ireland Youth Film & Animation School Bursary

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Screen Ireland FIS logoScreen Ireland is offering eight bursaries for the National Youth Film School.

Calling All Arts Facilitators, Arts Educators & Community/Youth Workers

Do you know a 16-19 year old youth who has an interest in film or animation? Nominate them for the National Youth Film & Animation School, August 11-22, 2019.  Screen Ireland is offering eight bursaries to cover full board, tuition, travel and limited additional costs where necessary. Please click here to apply and see details attached. For more information please call Garry or Sorcha on 05677 64677 or email with your query.




Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland are funding eighth unique bursaries to fund creative young people from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds (16-19 yrs) to attend a ten-day residential Film & Animation Camp, August 11-22, 2019.  The bursary is designed to support young people 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 (16-19 years) who 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 do not have to be a genius and there is no prior experience in film or animation required. They just need to demonstrate a passion for film or a raw creative talent — in need of a helping hand. Young people are mentored and supported throughout the programme in all aspects of the film making or animation process. Once they have an interest in film and/or animation they will learn a great deal through their participation.


What does the bursary cover?

The bursary covers the young person’s workshop, full bed & board and travel costs. It ensures there are no financial barriers for inclusion of diverse youth from historically marginalized backgrounds in the programme. There are some additional pocket money funds available where deemed necessary. However, there is little need for pocket money as off-site activities are limited to one cinema night or a trip to the theatre. Young participants will be busy making films or taking part in programme game nights during free time.


Welfare of the young person?

As this is a residential programme, there is 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, procedures and welfare staff in place.




  • Nominations 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 are our target audience
  • Candidates chosen will represent a diverse and varied 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.


For more information or if you would like to talk with us before nominating a young person, please call Garry or Sorcha on 05677 64677 or email with your query.


FEEL FREE TO SHARE this information with your film, community and arts-based networks so your colleagues can nominate a young person who fits the bill. Please share with youth workers, youth film facilitators, youth arts workers, or community workers.



Look at these short documentaries from last year.

Full Documentary:           

Animation Documentary: 

Bursary Documentary:     

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