Why Join?


Help shape the future for Irish Directors


Have your say and help influence Government policy by being involved in and supporting SDGI campaigns on behalf of the Director community in Ireland


Network & get work


Meet and share knowledge and experience with other Directors at our bi-monthly Directors Club events. Membership of the Guild also entitles you to enter your feature into our annual Finders Series Showcase which can lead to distribution opportunities for an Irish Feature in the USA.


Increase your profile


Make sure you are listed in the only official and comprehensive Directory of Irish Directors published by SDGI. Membership of the Guild also entitles you to a listing on our website giving you worldwide exposure and access a state of the art screening room facility


Save money


Benefit from discounts of between 30-50% on hotel accomodation, equipment hire and consumables purchases.


Get the information you need


Our website and bi-monthly newsletters ensure that you are kept up to date with industry news, campaign updates, Guild events and residency and bursery information.


Benefits to Members


As the representative body of Screen Directors in Ireland being a member of the Guild entitles you to many varied benefits.


Affinity Deals


For a complete list of discounts and affinity deals available to members call us on 01 633 7433, email hello@sdgi.ie or check this link


Representation & Lobbying For You


One of the core functions of SDGI as the representative body of screen directors in Ireland is to lobby on your behalf to raise awareness of the work of Irish Directors. This involves engaging in dialogue with key policy making bodies in film and the arts to ensure that directors are fairly represented and have a clear and effective artistic voice.


Information Resource, Contacts and Advice


SDGI provide legal representation on contracts for members at a guild negotiated rate.


SDGI staff are always available to provide both general information and more specific legal, contract and financial information and advice to members. Our website also acts as a valuable resource in this regard.


Members wishing to work internationally may draw on the Guilds extensive contacts abroad through its affliations with key international film organizations.


SDGI Rushes Newsletter


SDGI provides members with a monthly newsletter, which includes industry news, updates on SDGI campaigns, projects and events information.


SDGI Website


The SDGI website contains members contact details, biogs and professional credits and acts as a ‘one stop shop’ providing information, advice & industry news. Visitors to the site are also kept up to date on the progress of SDGI campaigns, projects and events.


SDGI Directory


SDGI produces a comprehensive web based directory of Irish directors. Membership of the Guild entitles all members to automatic inclusion in this invaluable industry resource.


Screen Directors Collecting Society of Ireland


Your membership fee for SDGI also entitles you to become a member of the Screen Directors Collecting Society of Ireland (SDCSI) . SDCSI operates as a collecting agency of behalf of Irish directors to collect and distribute payments due to directors for the exploitation of their work Nationally and Internationally.


Networking Opportunities


SDGI provides members with an opportunity to share knowledge and experience through its Directors Club, a forum which allows directors to come together and discuss the intricacies of their trade in a relaxed and informal setting.


Finders Award


The annual Finders Series Award in association with the Directors Guild of America presents an Irish Director with an opportunity to screen their film to key American distributors, agents and press.