Filmbase presents a course in Documentary Filmmaking with director and producer Garret Daly 24th and 25th September in Filmbase, Temple Bar.

Do you want to know what it takes to produce a documentary film? With experienced documentary Producer and director Garret Daly as tutor, this course is designed for anyone setting out to make their first Doc film.

Course Content:

  • Funding documentaries
  • Applying for funding
  • Budgets & finance plans, how to do them
  • Directors notes, producers notes, notes on creative style
  • The role of the producer in documentary
  • Research & development of projects
  • Going in to production
  • In production / production managing
  • Approaching contributors & Release forms

Lead Tutor: Garret Daly

Garret Daly is an award winning director/producer. In 2001 he established the film and television company Mixed Bag Media.

His extensive documentary and television career includes the award winning film Who is Dervla Murphy? which focused on the unique Irish travel writer. Released in Irish cinemas in 2016 the film has also screened internationally at numerous festivals and is now available worldwide on VOD.

In 2014 Garret co-directed his first fiction feature film, A Nightingale Falling. Following a premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh the film had a six week run at the Irish box-office and went on to receive a Best Actress IFTA nomination for Tara Breathnach, Best Film at the Sky Road Film Festival, Best Feature at the Underground Film Festival in Dublin, a Best Drama Score at the Reel Music Awards and an Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking from the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film has also achieved multiple sales internationally.

His work has screened at many notable film festivals including Rhode Island International Film Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Cork International Film Festival, Chicago and Newport Beach Film Festival.

He has also directed the feature documentary A Grand Experience for RTÉ, an eight part TV documentary series for TV3 entitled Grassroots of the GAA, the RTÉ Storyland runner up Rental Boys, various short films and numerous radio documentaries and series for RTÉ Radio One and RTÉ Lyric FM.

He lectures in film and radio production at the Institute of Technology in Tallaght on their Creative Digital Media Degree.

Garret is currently in pre-production of his new feature film with the Irish Film Board.


  • 24th – 25th September, 1 Weekend

Class times:

  • Sat 10.30 – 5.00 & Sun 11.00 – 5.30


  • €180 Members / €210 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit


To reserve your place on this course, contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information, email the Filmbase Training Department at Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking a course.

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