Screen8 Call for Participants

The next edition of Screen8 is set to return in the coming weeks and The Digital Hub and the Dublin International Film Festival are now looking for participants.

The ‘Screen8’ project was piloted in 2018 with the aim of supporting people from the inner-city community of Dublin 8 where the Festival is based, as well as bringing new talent and diversity to the industry. The project brings together a group of older adults to participate in a 5-month film project, mentored by the Filmmaker-in-Residence.

The Screen8 Filmmaker-in-Residence will lead a group of older adults from the Dublin 8 area through the process of making a short film. Sessions will take place weekly where the Filmmaker will be supported by an assistant tutor. The content and format of the weekly sessions are to be determined by the Filmmaker (with guidance from the Festival and The Digital Hub) with the aim of producing a festival-ready short film at the end of the process. The Filmmaker will also be given an office at The Digital Hub campus for the duration of the residency. If you or someone you know would like to participate in Screen8 please email for further information.

The start date of Screen8 is to be confirmed but the programme will commence in October (exact date TBC).

About the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Taking place in February each year, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film festival event. The Festival curates and presents the best in emerging international and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. Virgin Media DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form. More information on Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival at:

About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Forty-five established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ approx. 300 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Akara Robotics, Bizimply, Good Travel Software and Neuromod to scale and grow. Major global companies like Lonely Planet are also based in The Digital Hub, along with industry organisations like the Dublin International Film Festival and PhotoIreland.

The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners. For example, the Future Creators Cadets is delivered by H2 Learning and supported by National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin. The Digital Hub also works with community groups and organisations such as the Robert Emmet Community Development Project and Pocket Forests amongst others. The Digital Hub is one of three lead partners on the Smart D8 initiative which aims to improve and sustain the health and wellbeing of Dublin 8 citizens through innovation and collaboration.

The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment.

Further information about The Digital Hub is available at: 

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