Wednesday 19th Aug 2020.

Time: 19:00 to 21:00

[email protected] Self Care and Confidence

Self Care and Confidence [email protected] home is a practical evening of discussion, debate, and empathetic analysis, Looking at our current stop start situation and a potential future of confusion through a lens of Mindfulness, Neuro linguistic programming and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. And of course networking as always after. Places are limited.


August 2020. 

Screenwriting 101. Special introduction online Classes to Screenwriting with Ip Wischin

Film Lectures on Functional Moviemaking – Techniques to avoid formulaic movie concepts. Ip has taken many classes with FNI over the last years and is delighted to be offering a new intro series of 3 Classes this August for just 60e. Places are limited.

Wednesday 29th July 2020.

Time: 19:00 to 21:00

[email protected] with Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn with Colin McKeown

During this process of huge change, Fni has endevoured to to try to bring our community together to inspire and break down barriers between aspiring and established filmmakers.

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Watch our last [email protected] event recorded on the 27th of July with our very special guests Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn with Colin McKeown

We’re delighted to be joined by two of Northern Ireland’s most exciting Directors for a chat about their previous work, ambitions and perhaps to pick up some words of wisdom about developing of a project, through idea, to pre and post production. Also we’ll chat about the Northern Irish Filmmaking community, The importance of music and working with the Likes of Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville.

We are also lucky to be joined by Award winning Producer, Director and Screenwriting Coach Colin McKeown, a regular collaborator of Lisa and Glen’s, to chat before hand on the importance of collaboration in the script writing process, picking up some tips and tricks on the process and how to get a foothold in order to get a project up on its feet and how to best position yourself with regards to funding.

Watch our last [email protected] event recorded on the 29th of April with our very special guest Declan Lowney

One of Ireland’s most well-known directors, we were joined by Declan Lowney to talk all things Father Ted, Grafting, Breaking into the industry as a young man and raising money for his First short and many years later breaking into the Golden age of Tv in LA as an up and coming 60 year old. Declan has been in charge of numerous commercials in Ireland and the UK. He is an Emmy and BAFTA winning director with a long list of credits and memorable shows including Father Ted, Moone Boy, Little Britain and Alan Partridge on Tv and the Feature Alpha Papa. His IMDb credits are incredibly impressive and We inevitably spoke about the wonderful and omnipresent Father Ted. 

Declan’s passion is comedy and he has worked with the cream of British and Irish comedy talent, including Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard, Paul Whitehouse, Johnny Vegas, Matt Lucas and David Walliams and soooo many more. A wonderful guy and a great conversation.


FNI Wrap Chat #112

This week on the next Episode of FNI Wrapchat, Paul Webster chats to a bit of a cult hero director for a lot of Irish creatives, Paddy Breathnach.


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