Film script mentoring programme

A FEATURE film script mentoring programme has been launched by the Galway Film Centre in partnership with the Western Development Commission.

The aim of the programme is to provide professional script development for six participants over a period of six months, from treatment stage to first draft screenplay, to create a fiction, feature film script of 90 to 110 pages.

The workshops will be led by Mark McIlrath, a film script editor and tutor with 15 years experience working in Europe and America. Recent films that he has worked on include Silence and Run & Jump.

Workshops will take place over three weekends (Fridays to Sundays inclusive ) in two-month intervals beginning in September. Participants will have ongoing online access and feedback from the tutor between workshops.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a treatment and a short CV to be submitted to Galway Film Centre by July 31. To apply, participants must be based in Connacht, Donegal, or Clare. The treatment should be a maximum of five pages and outline the main characters in the film, how their story develops, and the key relationships within the story.

For more information on the application process see


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