Step write up to the Dublin International Screenwriting Festival this September

The Dublin International Screewriting Festival returns this September for an online and in-person event all about the art of writing. A series of talks and workshops will take place from September 5 – 11th, 2022.

Colm Baireád, writer and director of this year’s runaway Irish hit An Cailín Ciúin, will be one of the special guests at this years festival, which will have a variety of names on hand to provide an overall masterclass in movie writing. Other highlights for the second edition of the festival that have been confirmed so far include a masterclass from the writer of Die Hard, The Fugitive and The Netflix/MGM hit series, Vikings – Valhalla – Jeb Stuart, as well as a conversation with the creator of 2021 hit series Kin and Hidden Assets, Peter McKenna. Commissioners and funders from RTE, Virgin & Screen Ireland will be on hand and screenwriting agents providing info on how to get represented add to the practical side of the September event. It’s also an opportunity for Ireland’s writers to meet up and mix, with live social events planned too.

Tickets for the festival’s online events are free limited so book today.Tickets for in-person events are available now also and all can be booked through the festival website.

More events are still to be confirmed, but you can check out the line-up for the Dublin International Screenwriting Festival 2022 below:


Monday Sept 5

09:30 – 15:30: Masterclass with Jeb Stuart

14:00 – 16:00: Writers Meet Producers

16:00 – 17:00: Jeb Stuart – In-Conversation

19:30 – 20:30: Short Film Panel

Tuesday, Sept 6

13:00 – 14:00: Beyond Diversity

18:30- 19:30: Raising The Stakes

19:30-20:30: Writer/Director Panel

Wednesday, Sept 7

13:00 – 14:00: Who Wrote This Sh*t?

18:30- 19:30: Writing for Animation Panel

19:30-20:30: Writing for Games Panel

Thursday, Sept 8

13:00 – 14:00: Funders & Commissioner Panel

18:30-19:30: Writer – Director – Producer

19:30-20:30: Peter McKenna – In-Converation

Friday, Sept 9

13:00 – 14:00: Agents Panel

18:30-19:30: Mystery Event – Oooh!

19:30-20:30: Evening with the Writers Guild

Saturday, Sept 10

11:00 – 12:00: Script Doctors Panel

18:30-19:30: Series Creators Panel

19:30-Late: DISF Saturday Social

Sunday, Sept 11

13:00 – 14:00: TBC

18:30-19:30: Is It Too Early For Wine?

19:30-20:30: An Cailín Ciúin – Colm Baireád

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