April Newsletter

Welcome to the SGI April Newsletter, where we will be filling you in on all the latest news, straight from your crew and guilds!

Picture by Conor Flannery @conorflannery123

Joan Bergin –

IFTA’s Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Legendary Costume Designer Joan Bergin is set to receive the Industry Lifetime Achievement Award at this years IFTA’s. Big Congratulations to her and her team!

“In this age of saturated coverage of the stars, across an industry that grows through strength and daring, and poses a competitive challenge to all, it is a personal pleasure to receive this award for my craft and on behalf of my crew from the Irish Academy.”

SGI – In Focus

If you missed our Instagram ‘In Focus’ Series this month, check it out below and hear all about these crew members!


Congratulations to the crew of FRANKIE who wrapped in April…

and the crew of Harry Wild. We love to see all the happy crew faces!

If you’re a Producer or Line Producer who would like your crew photo featured in our next issue, email us HERE

Skills News

Looking to upskill?

Portrait Sculpture Workshop – Apply by 3rd May

Have your say on what courses you’d like to see:

Expression of Interest – Applying for a License for a Young Person and Working with Children in Film & TV
Expression of Interest – CV Workshop for Crew

We encourage crew members to complete these free, self-led online courses:

Addressing Unconscious Bias
Tackling Bullying and Harassment in the Arts and Creative Sectors
Being an Active Bystander in the Arts and Creative Sectors

If you have any training requests please get in touch with your training rep or email our Skills Development Liaison, Dave, HERE

Masterclass – Spatial Sound Production

If you fancy diving into the world of Spatial Sound Production, this masterclass is just the job!

Festival News

Upcoming Festivals

Your Work – Looking good!

LAKELANDS Official Trailer 2023

LAKELANDS – Hits Irish Cinemas 5th May

SUNLIGHT Official Trailer Ire/UK 2023

SUNLIGHT – Across Irish cinemas from 16th June

THE MIRACLE CLUB | Teaser Trailer (2023)

THE MIRACLE CLUB – Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival this June

Say Hello to SGI

We know how busy you are out there, so if you want us to drop down to your production for a chat, simply reply to this email.

And if you see us on set, say hello!

You can also check out our website HERE for useful resources like the competency framework, research and the SGI strategy.

Crew Resources

Minding Creative Minds has launched free financial services for Irish Creatives. Check out the video below:


Minding Creative Minds also offers free counselling sessions, legal and career advice and so much more. Find more information HERE or text “Hi” to 087 369 0010 (standard rate applies)

Safe to Create is another great resource for crew, promoting dignity at work for the Arts and Creative Sectors. Read all about their Code of Behaviour HERE, or undertake some online training HERE.