Craig Roberts as Oliver Tate and Yasmin Paige as Jordana in SUBMARINE


Supporting film in school curricula and promoting moving image culture for young audiences.

IFI Education has the national remit for film education in Ireland. We aim to provide access to a wide range of film and moving image among diverse audiences, and to facilitate critical and active engagement. We work with teachers and students, contribute to education policy and development, and promote the case for media literacy in national and international education debate.

With a bi-annual programme of film screenings, workshops, resources, teacher-training and related events, we engage with over 15,000 children and young people around the country throughout the school year.

The programme for the 2014 Spring/Summer School’s programme is now live. Choose from the different school levels below.

Senior Cycle
Transition Year
Junior Cycle
Primary Cycle
Special Events

We are delighted to announce our Gearrscannáin project in association with the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

Click here for Study Guides to support your teaching of film in Gaeilge, French, German, English, TY, Junior Cycle and Primary. If you use our French or Gearrscannáin studyguides we would welcome your feedback. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey of our new guide to Intouchables or Gearrscannáin.

Outside of school, a monthly Teen Film Club, IFI Explorers extends the regular IFI programme to young people aged 15 to 18.

The monthly Family Programme culminates in the annual IFI Family Festival in July

In keeping with our overall aims of promoting film education and media literacy, we have carried out two significant research projects, Film Focus and the 12-13 Project, which examine the role of film and media in the lives of media literate young people today both in and out of school.Please see our Educational Developments  page for more information.

For more information on any aspect of our work, please contact

Work Experience

In keeping with our overall aims of promoting film education, we offer a number of work experience placements to students throughout Ireland each year.

  • We accept students for one week, at a time which is convenient for the department.
  • If you are interested in getting a placement then please send your C.V. and a short paragraph about why you would like to carry out your work experience in the IFI to: Dee Quinlan at

Due to a large amount of applicants all Transition Year placements for the school term September 2014 – June 2015 have now been allocated.


If you are interested in volunteering for our annual IFI Family Festival then please send your C.V. and a line or two about why you would like to
volunteer to: Dee Quinlan at (Our festival takes place in July. Exact dates may vary.)

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