Screen Directors Guild of Ireland
Established in 2000, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is the representative body for directors involved in the Irish and international audiovisual industry. These include directors of feature films, fiction, animation documentary, television drama, short films, video art and commercials.
The guild has a number of core objectives designed to support Irish screen directors and promote Irish directors on a national and international scale.
These can be described as follows:
To promote the economic and creative rights of screen directors and awareness of their role and status as artists.
To represent the screen directors of Ireland nationally and internationally, promote awareness of their work and create a comprehensive resource, information and contact infrastructure.
To encourage dialogue in the spirit of fairness, co-operation and clarity between film and arts organisations to encourage creative quality and diversity within audio-visual culture.
On behalf of its members, SDGI seeks to improve the working environment for directors which boosts productivity in the industry. SDGI represents the views of its members to relevant bodies in the audiovisual industry on a number of issues effecting directors and the independent film, television and animation sector.
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland is a member of the European Federation of Directors Organisations (FERA), The International Federation of Directors Organisations (IFDO) and is affiliated to the International Affiliation of English Speaking Directors Organisations (IAESDO). SDGI receive funding from the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council.