Film workshops for young people with epilepsy in partnership with Epilepsy Ireland

This spring, Epilepsy Ireland in partnership with Helium Arts will host a series of film workshops for young people age 16-21 living with epilepsy. The workshops will take place in Galway, Dublin and Cork and include a hands-on introduction to filmmaking and plot generating.

Led by professional artists from Helium Arts with support from Epilepsy Ireland regional branches, all the workshops are free and include lunch.

The workshops offer a taster of what’s to come during a film camp in Summer 2017 and some of the creations will feature in the final film.

To register for a workshop, contact your regional Epilepsy Ireland office through the contact details below.

A film workshop will also take place for Training for Success students at Sligo IT in March.


Helium Arts has been running a community film programme since 2012 in which participants collaborate with filmmakers, artists, writers and theatre makers to develop and film their own original scripts. Learn all about the programme here.

This project is produced in produced in partnership with Epilepsy Ireland and Helium Arts. The project is principally funded by QUALCOMM with additional funding from the Arts Council, the Hospital Saturday Fund and the Cork Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge our workshop sponsors: the RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) School, the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUIG and Coppa Café.