Creative Documentary Workshop


The Creative Documentary Workshops for emerging directors designed by Martina Durac and Sé Merry Doyle for Screen Training Ireland continue to be a highlight of Loopline activities. Over the last nine years Loopline has been honoured to host workshops by some of the most talented documentary filmmakers in the world. These week-long intensive workshops have been instrumental in giving mentoring and master-classes of immense quality to Irish-based documentary makers.

Some of the tutors who have come to Ireland include  DA Pennebaker  (The War Room, Don’t Look Back), Victor Kossakovsky (The Belovs), Heddy Honigmann (Forever, The Underground Orchestra, El Olvido), Chris Hedagus  (, John T Davis (Hobo & Route 66), Kim Longinitto (Divorce – Iranian Style), Les Blank (Burden of Dreams),  Philip King (Bringing It All Back Home), Peter Wintonick (Manufacturing Consent), Peter Raymont (Shake Hands with the Devil), Lucy Blakstad (Bridges), Atiyat El Abnoudy (Days of Democracy), Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini (Well Founded Fear), Phil Grabsky  (The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan)On the home front we also had master classes from Harvey O’Brien, John T Davis, and Philip King. The course is validated by UCLA.

Workshops / Lectures


Sé Merry Doyle and Martina Durac  lecture regularly at the various film institutes in Ireland such as FilmBase, Galway Film Centre and The National Film School. Loopline  designs tailor-made courses in documentary making and allied skills like camera, editing, and direction. Using the Loopline catalogue as the template we provide workshops on request from media institutions.

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