Course Description

Film Making with John Boorman (Classroom and Studio Training Course)

Kilroy’s College

Step into the film and TV industry by learning how to direct a film with instruction and guidance from award winning film director and lead tutor John Boorman supported by his team of professional film crew.

This is your chance to work with experienced heads of department to kickstart your career in filmmaking and make valuable contacts in the film industry.

This practical, hands-on, immersive course in directing and contemporary filmmaking will bring you through the creative process of filmmaking from script to screen.

You will learn the art of screenwriting, storyboarding, scheduling, casting, directing, lighting, camera work, sound recording and digital editing.

At this end of this course you will have the necessary skills to make a short film for your business or for pleasure.


Course Contents

Unit 1: Screenwriting

Unit 2: Preparation

Unit 3: On Set with John Boorman

Unit 4: Studio Lessons

Unit 5: Directing Actors

This course is aimed at people who want to “step into” the film and TV industry. Participants may be enthusiastic hobbyists, or they may wish to use filmmaking as an additional skill within their employment, or may see this as a stepping stone or a foundation course to take the next step into the world of professional filmmaking.


How the programme works:

Experienced Instructor

This is a bespoke service catering for all skill levels, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with the highly experienced course instructor John Boorman, an award-winning film director with over 40 years’ experience at the highest level, and his team of professional film crew.

Building Contacts

During the course you will have opportunities to network in an informal setting with fellow attendees, tutors and representatives from the film and TV industry.

You will also be invited to join the IFS Alumni Association where you can continue to exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.


All your course work and any correspondence with us will be treated as strictly private and confidential.

Certificate of Completion

Our Certificate of Completion is awarded to students based on their work throughout their course. So, on successful completion of your course, you will receive your Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Filmmaking.

The Future

This course will give you the confidence to go on to further study, to begin working in the film industry or to change careers. Many of those in employment will add value to their CVs with a new skill in digital filmmaking and could receive a promotion or an increase in salary as a result of completing this course.


  • Personal tuition from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning film director
  • Coursework folder with comprehensive notes to take home
  • Instruction from a “working” professional film crew
  • State-of-the-art studios and classrooms
  • Limited number in student cohort
  • Easy transport links to the campus
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Full social programme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to exclusive Alumni Association

Dublin, UK
College Name Kilroy’s College
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Film Production
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Dublin, UK
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 1950
Course Duration 1 week
Course Times Contact college for information
Entry Requirements Previous experience in film making desirable but not mandatory to take this Film Making course
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Course Provider

Kilroy’s College

(01) 662 0539
Wentworth House, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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