As sponsors for the “Film Script of the Year” award at this year’s Student Media Awards, Screen Ireland is national development agency for film, television and animation. It is responsible for supporting the creativity and sustainability in the Irish film, television and animation industry through platforming diverse voices and enriching the quality and standard of products that are broadcast and shared to an international audience.

Through its strategy plan, Screen Ireland has set goals for 2020 such as working with the government to grow the industry under a coherent public sector approach and achieving 50:50 gender parity in all aspects of producing screen content.

Examples of award-winning films that Screen Ireland has helped to produce to promote diversity in the film, television and animation industry are Sea Fever (dir. Neasa Hardiman), The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey), and Handsome Devil (dir. John Butler).

Last year’s winner was Hiram Harrington and we are proud to support the work of young artists entering the film and television industry.