Making A Short Film

Weekend MasterClass For Beginners

This weekend masterclass brings you the fundamentals of short film making from Director Megan K Fox. You’ll be ready to bring your short film ideas to the big screen after this masterclass! 


€200 Per Student


October 27th & 28th


10am - 4pm

Masterclass Features

Introduction to the role and responsibilities of the director

Roles of directing someone else material V being writer/director

Intro to short script writing

Pre-production prep

Understanding shot descriptions, framing and composition

Role of director from pre to post. 

Relationship between producer & director

Directing styles, comedy v drama

Casting Tips

What a director looks for in a producer

Directing Actors

What to expect on shoot

Finish with screening of one of your short film 

Budgeting – How to manage small budgets

Role of producer on set

Breaking down crew roles

Short film schemes

Proposals for funding and contracts breakdown

Post Production

Film Festivals

Q & A on producing

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Megan K Fox


Megan K. Fox is the Irish Writer/Director of short films Battle (2015), Slow Down (2015), GIRL (2016), Calling Home (2017) and The Shift (2018). She graduated with a Directing MA from the Met Film School in 2015 and has collected over a dozen awards for her work since.

Slow Down won the Colchester Film Festival’s ’60 Hour Film Challenge’ from over 1.5K entries worldwide and saw Megan nominated for Best New Irish Director at the Kinsale Shark Awards in 2016. Other screenings for Slow Down included London Short Film Festival and BFI Future Film Festival where it was awarded Best Producer.

GIRL has enjoyed a successful festival run with over 20 screenings, 7 awards and 3 nominations. Highlights included being screened alongside the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, winning the WFTV Lifetime Shorts Competition and Best Director Under 25 at BAFTA qualifying Underwire Festival 2016.

Calling Home was funded through the Reel Homes Competition by Inside Housing last year. It premieres at the 18th Belfast Film Festival in April 2018 and recently saw Megan nominated for the Young Directors Award Ireland.

Megan is an alumna of Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab 2017, an active member of Cinesisters, Directors UK and Women in Film & TV.


Karen Twomey

Karen has worked in various aspects of the film industry and arts for over 10 years as a manager, writer and production coordinator. Karen worked as a playback production coordinator on various DC Comic shows and pilots in Vancouver before moving back to Ireland last year where she has produced a theatre show for THISISPOPBABY, Feature Film ‘Dive’ which went from script to cinema release in 66 days, a feature documentary on The Homeless Worldcup and The Short Film, The Shift which was this years winner of Film in Cork.


Sarah Barr

Sarah is currently producing a feature length documentary called “Them’s The Breaks” and has produced short film “Rip To The Rescue” which is due for festival run from Autumn 2018. She is also producing short documentary “Blind Ambition” and fiction short “Nightwing”, starring Barry Keoghan, She has worked with Deadpan Pictures on shows and currently works with Samson Films as a Production Associate.

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