Smart Filmmaking Course with Roger Corman®

This intensive one-day filmmaking seminar, led by award-winning and world-famous Hollywood director and producer, Roger Corman and leading film producer and film financier, Kieran Corrigan, and their film industry guest speakers will guide you through the craft and business of smart filmmaking. This course will teach you the essential skills necessary to make a cost-effective film.

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  • This practical, hands-on, immersive course in contemporary filmmaking will bring you through the creative and business processes of smart filmmaking.
  • You will be given a unique insight into Corman’s filmmaking philosophy and be given practical lessons in the pre-production, production and post production of a budget conscious film.
  • You will be given an insight into future challenges and strategies in today’s film world.
  • You will explore financing sources, as well as budgetary issues and challenges.
  • You will look at existing film tax incentives and sales and distribution issues and strategies.


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.

Who Will Benefit From This Smart Filmmaking Course?

This course is for participants who want to “step into” the filmmaking industry as either an independent filmmaker, producer or director, working to a tight budget. Attendees may wish to use the knowledge gained as an additional skill within their employment, to support their clients and grow their business, or may see this as a stepping stone or a foundation course to take the next step into the film industry.

Lead Tutor

This is a bespoke service catering for all skill levels, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with the highly experienced course instructors Roger Corman, an award-winning film director and producer with over 40 years' experience at the highest level, and Kieran Corrigan, a leading film producer and financier.


On the successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a personalised Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Smart Filmmaking, signed by Roger Corman and Kieran Corrigan, in recognition of your educational achievement.


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.