Filmmaking Course with John Boorman

Step into the film and TV industry by learning how to direct a film, with instruction and guidance from award winning film director and lead tutor John Boorman, supported by his team of professional film crew.

This is your chance to work with experienced heads of department to kickstart your career in filmmaking and make valuable contacts in the film industry.

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  • This practical, hands-on, immersive course in directing and contemporary filmmaking will bring you through the creative process of filmmaking from script to screen.
  • You will learn the art of screenwriting, storyboarding, scheduling, casting, directing, lighting, camera work, sound recording and digital editing.
  • At the end of this course you will have the necessary skills to make a short film for your business or for pleasure and will have made a short film to take away for your showreel or portfolio.


During the course you will have opportunities to network in an informal setting with fellow attendees, tutors and representatives from the film and TV industry.

Who Will Benefit From This Filmmaking Course?

This course is aimed at people who want to “step into” the film and TV industry. Participants may be enthusiastic hobbyists, or they may wish to use filmmaking as an additional skill within their employment, or may see this as a stepping stone or a foundation course to take the next step into the world of professional filmmaking.

Lead Tutor

This is a bespoke service catering for all skill levels, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with the highly experienced course instructor John Boorman, an award-winning film director with over 40 years' experience at the highest level, and his team of professional film crew.


On the successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a personalised Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Filmmaking, signed by John Boorman, in recognition of your educational achievement.


You will also be invited to join the IFS Alumni Association where you can continue to exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.