IFI Spotlight is taking place throughout April with key new Irish film releases and culminates in a day of free seminars and panel discussions at the IFI on Saturday, April 12th. If you are a film student, researcher, academic, filmmaker or simply just interested in the industry, the IFI Tiernan MacBride Library is home to the largest collection of film related publications in the country and is open to all.
Here are some of Fiona's recommended reads (and there are plenty more in the library!):
1. How to Write Great Screenplays and Get Them into Production by Linda M James
This book teaches you all you need to know about how to succeed in writing and making your own screenplay. With great tips and practical advice, this is a must-read for any budding screenwriters and filmmakers.
The library has over 3,000 books, over 150 different film journal series and over 5,000 press clippings files. The Paper Archive consists of production notes, scripts, storyboards, correspondence, publicity, ephemera, stills and posters, and includes collections from filmmakers such as Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Donald Taylor Black, Pat Murphy, Lord Killanin and Josie MacAvin. It also holds a vast collection of material from the Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.