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Screening & Awards

Monday 13th November 2023

📅 Dates: November 13th at 6.30pm
📍Location: Lighthouse Cinema, Market St S, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 R6YE, Ireland
💲Entrance: €10 (or 6 for €50)

All ticket sales for this screening will go to The Irish Cancer Society.

Join us soon after for the screening of the films as well as awards which include cash prizes, equipment vouchers, mentorships...

ℹ️ Event Schedule:
6.30pm Drinks reception thanks to Dublin CIty Brewing Company (great networking opportunity)
8pm Live podcast recording (for FNI Wrap Chats 200th episode!).
8.40pm Screenings of all the films made during the FNI Fast Fest event with awards at the end of the night.



DUBLIN | 22 SEPT 2022

#SaveTheDate Sat 24th of September at the Wonderful Conference Centre with our partners on the day Griffith College Faculty of Creative Arts and Screen Media.

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We're preparing for our biggest networking event to date. 24th of September at Griffith College Dublin.

 It’s an Expo. With lots of perks and Opportunities to Meet other filmmakers. On the Day we’ll be joined by various other Organisations and Film and TV guilds to gather as many professionals under one roof in Dublin City Centre. We’ll also have pitching, live episodes of our podcast Fni Wrapchat with some very special guests and sooooo much more. #SaveTheDate Sat 24th of September at the Wonderful Conference Centre with our partners on the day Griffith College Faculty of Creative Arts and Screen Media. https://www.griffith.ie/faculties/creative-arts-and-screen-media

Why not have a little look around. With Previous Event/Class guests supported by Screen Skills/Screen Ireland over the last couple of years, we were joined by amazing Artists such as Ewen Bremner, Lenny Abrahamson, Frank Berry, Emma Donoghue, The Cork International Film Festival, The Dublin International Film Festival, Irish Equity as well as over 160 guests and counting on our podcast Fni Wrapchat…

This is going to be a standout event in our shared calendar. So far are also supported by the wonderful Film Equipment Store, Creative Media Europe Dublin, DISF (The Dublin International Screenwriting festival) and the Podcast Studios If you’d like your business or organisation to feature or perhaps sponsor or support… dm us or email [email protected] We will also be announcing some awesome special guests in the near future also that are taking part.

Become a member on https://BuyMeACoffee.com/fni for an invite.



FNI Membership

Welcome to Phase two of our new FNI membership Programme.

Here’s how it works. You pick a first, second and third preference of Mentor. Then based on availability of Mentor, FNI will do our best to match you with your ideal mentor to chat for two video calls. This is very much a first steps initiative for Film and TV related individuals. These calls will take place at our live events over the course of the summer where you will pop out for a breakout room video chat with your desired professional.


Character & Self

with Ewen Bremner


4 Days, 2×2 hours over video call (Hopin) over two weekends.
4th – 5th & 11th – 12th December
12 people max class. Weekend class. In person New year 22.

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How does the character reveal itself?

Following on from our recent successful Fni @Home series with Declan Lowney, The Cork International Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson, Frank Berry and our recent series of classes Fni Connect, Were now focusing on Actors working in Film and Television with the first of our new series of upskilling workshops. 

We’re delighted to offer these classes on an application basis with Screen Skills Ireland and a number of regional Arts Offices and Co Councils around the Country. In an all inclusive and diverse countrywide event. 

Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most celebrated names in world cinema. He has created and performed countless unique characters for directors such as Danny Boyle, Bong Joon-Ho, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Frank Oz, Woody Allen, Kelly Reichardt, David Mackenzie, Patty Jenkins, Mike Newell, Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine Most recently, Ewen has played Alan McGee of Creation records in the feature film Creation Stories. Alan McGee signed Oasis and is synonymous with 90s rock culture.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen has spent more than three decades working extensively in film, theatre and television. Originally the initial performer of the Trainspotting narrative on stage and unforgettable as Spud in Trainspotting and Sequel in 2017. T2 Trainspotting.

Ewen is also an experienced educator and has taught alongside Clark Midddleton at Torn Page’s Apt929 in NYC and is currently completing producer and director duties on Clark Middleton’s BLUEFISH film, shooting remotely throughout the pandemic with 36 actors from 16 different countries.

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The series will be  an introduction to working with Ewen with the possibility of working on a group film project down the line. Actors with strong writing and devising ability are encouraged to apply for a place which will be free, but sponsored by Screenskills Ireland, Ourselves and regional arts initiatives.

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