The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland announces launch of 8th year of SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE 2020 with Frank Berry as creative director.

The SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE supports the production of experiential and conceptual visual films that spark discovery and inspiration for directors. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of support to directors at SDGI the ARRI ALEXA TAKE serves as a launching point for creative risk taking and new collaborations in the screen industry. Directors will have the opportunity to shoot on the new ARRI ALEXA Camera.

This year Frank Berry (Michael Inside, I Used to Live Here, Ballymun Lullaby) has been appointed Creative Director of the ARRI ALEXA take programme to offer additional support to directors in their creative vision.

Each year the SDGI ARRI ALEXA grows and is a convergence of the entire industry that come together to support our directors. I would like to sincerely thank each of our 8 partner organisations that show up year to collaborate with us.

Maurice Sweeney, Director and SDGI Chairman

It is a privilege to be involved in the ARRI ALEXA TAKE this year, an award that has produced some outstanding creative work from directors over the past eight years. This year, where appropriate, I want to offer my support to encourage directors to take risks with their work and to see this award as a creative growth opportunity no matter what level directors are at in their careers.

Frank Berry, Director and Board Member of SDGI

In addition to ARRI, SDGI partners with 8 leading organisations in the Irish screen industry that come together to support directors, 24/7 Drama, National film school IADT, Bow street acting school, Irish society of Cinematographers, Screen Composers guild Ireland, Outer limits post production, Screen Composers Guild,Teach Solais lighting.

Apply to be in for the SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE 2020 Please write no more than a one-page outline on why your project is a good fit for the ARRI Alexa Take with CV and if applicable any supporting documents.

Deadline: Friday, 17th January @ 5pm.

Directors will be notified by end of February for shooting in late April – Early May 2020.

Filmmaking is not for fainthearted and jointly with SDGI ARRI is trying to bring the latest and finest technology to aspiring cineastes and help them enlarge their visions and broaden horizons. This year we are providing to Alexa Take winners opportunity to shoot with our flagship ARRI Alexa LF camera and amazing Signature Prime lenses. We are all looking forward to seeing their creative endeavours on the big screen.

Milan Krsljanin of ARRI


Experience some of the films who have previously the ARRI ALEXA TAKE made by streaming on SDGI YouTube channel.

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