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Director and Producer Shadowing Scheme

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications from Northern Ireland resident short film directors and producers for Director and Producer Shadowing opportunities on network TV drama (including children’s TV drama), animation, factual entertainment, independent films and large-scale productions.

The purpose of the scheme is to enable short film directors and producers to ‘step up’ from short films to longer form projects.

Placement opportunities will be sought for eligible applicants on network TV drama (including Children’s TV Drama), Animation, Factual Entertainment, Independent Films and Large-Scale productions.

If accepted onto the scheme candidates will be put forward as assistants to the Directors or Producers, depending on the participants career path, on Northern Ireland Screen funded productions.

Successful applicants will be employed by Northern Ireland Screen for the duration of the placement. This is a paid placement at Real Living Wage.

In their applications, applicants MUST clearly demonstrate how they meet the eligibility requirements, priorities, and desirable criteria (as appropriate to the sector they are applying to) and how their career objectives will benefit from taking part in this scheme.

The scheme will be open on a quarterly basis. Potential applicants are asked to apply to the scheme when they meet the eligibility criteria.

Please click HERE to apply.

Deadline: Friday 31st March 2023 at 12 noon

PLEASE NOTE: under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this deadline.


Northern Ireland Screen is an equal opportunities employer. The panel will not discriminate on any grounds including:

  • Age
  • Socio-economic class
  • Employment status
  • Religion
  • Educational attainment
  • Ethnicity
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Political opinion
  • Marital status
  • Disability

All of the programmes are continually monitored on an ongoing basis and Northern Ireland Screen will utilise affirmative action strategies to target any under-represented groups as and when appropriate.

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