Led by film-maker David Pope, and director and screenwriter David Keating, this year’s Story Campus is a two-day event for emerging and established screenwriters – as well as producers and directors – looking for industry awareness or to develop their next film project. Through a series of workshops, interviews and panel sessions with industry insiders, Story Campus will help you develop key storywriting techniques, and provide invaluable advice on writing everything from project pitches to story outlines and screenplays. This year’s event will include a keynote conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown, The Last Detail, Mission Impossible), and online discussions with screenwriter David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland) and writer/director Agnieska Holland (In Darkness, Europa Europa, The Wire).

David Pope is a film-maker, consultant and training provider at international level. Credits include the award-winning feature film Miles From Nowhere and training clients have included Rotterdam Lab CineMart, Cannes Cinefondation, the BBC and the BFI.

David Keating is a film and theatre director and screenwriter. His first feature, The Last of the High Kings, earned him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards. His latest film, Wake Wood, is a critically acclaimed award-winning horror film. David is also involved in running screenwriting labs, and acting and directing workshops.

Day One

An open conference day of engaging and provocative events giving film-makers an opportunity to share, talk, listen and network. Includes panel discussions on ‘what I learned making my last fi lm’ and ‘Ireland’s place in the fi lm world: how do we get our work out there?’, an interactive session on presenting your project, Q&As with special guests and a keynote interview with legendary screenwriter Robert Towne.