ScreenWorks, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and delivered by Into Film, is an exciting scheme to help young people in Northern Ireland aged 14-19 learn more about careers in the screen industries through hands-on work experience opportunities.

Placements with ScreenWorks offer young people unparalleled access to industry professionals on 3-5 day work placement across all five screen sectors - Film, Television, Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects.

Programmes take place throughout the academic year, and will include:

  • Costume Design
  • Production Design
  • Storyboarding & Concept Art
  • Prosthetics
  • Make-Up
  • Visual and special effects
  • Production Accountancy
  • Animation
  • Game Design
  • Camera Operating
  • and much more!

Young people can apply to their preferred placement by completing an application form and emailing it to Participants are encouraged to apply directly, rather than through a teacher or parent. 

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be notified of the status of their application. For any queries, please contact the ScreenWorks Delivery Coordinator on 07936 361786. Note: Northern Ireland Screen can not advise on the status of applications. 

All ScreenWorks programmes are free, and a travel bursary is available to assist young people in travelling from different cities and towns.


ScreenWorks - Colouring & Grading

with Scott Ferguson
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Colouring & Grading (with Scott Ferguson)
  • Date: 6 - 8 June
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Introduction to colouring software DaVinchi Resolve
  • Colour theory and using colour in film
  • Colour Correcting vs Colour Grading
  • Using colour to change the look of a piece of film - eg, thriller, rom-com, documentary

ScreenWorks - Story Development

with Amanda Verlaque
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Story Development (with Amanda Verlaque)
  • Date: 13 - 16 June
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Generating story ideas
  • Choosing the style/format
  • 3 Act and 5 Act structures
  • Mapping out the idea

ScreenWorks - Prop Costume

with Enda Kenny
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Prop Costume (with Enda Kenny)
  • Date: 20 - 23 June
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Creating a suit of armour
  • Practice fabrication techniques and paint methods to create a battle worn effect
  • Measure, cut and mould fabrics
  • Age and breakdown costume to create a lived-in effect

ScreenWorks - TV Development

with Stellify Media
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: TV Development (with Stellify Media)
  • Date: 29 June - 1st July
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Devising an idea for a Factual Entertainment TV show
  • Creating a poster and visual materials 
  • Pitching your TV show idea to one of the leading producers of Factual Entertainment TV in the UK

In addition to our in-person programmes, you can learn about different screen careers with  ScreenWorks Online! Click here to find out more.


Screen Works 21-22 Application Form

ScreenWorks 2021/22 Application Form

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