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Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter). Position open for applications.

12 Apr 2019

Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) University College Cork

2 September 2019–30 August 2020

Applications are invited from film artists of distinction for the above role, jointly funded by the Arts Council and University College Cork.


The Film Artist in Residence, based in the School of Film, Music and Theatre, is designed to provide a screenwriter with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.

The appointment of Film Artist in Residence is for one year and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €20,000. S/he will offer five contact hours per week in the form of screenwriting workshops, lectures and individual student mentoring over two semesters, and will enjoy uninterrupted time to advance his/her own work during the university vacations. A dedicated public event with the Film Artist in Residence will be held during the 2019 Cork Film Festival.

Please apply by letter or email, outlining your vision for the role of Film Artist in Residence, and include a C.V. listing details of your screenwriting experience. Applicants must have a screenwriting credit on a feature film that has been produced.

Please send applications to:
Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Gwenda Young, Film and Screen Media (
Closing date: 15 May 2019
Interviews will be held in Cork in the first half of June 2019

Department of Film and Screen Media

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland