18 Aug 2022

Dundalk Institute graduate selected for masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer

Dundalk Institute graduate selected for masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer

Mark Smith

Dundalk Institute of Technology said they were absolutely delighted to hear that one of their former graduates Mark JD Smyth was recently selected as a scholar for an Atticus Education, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Future Screens NI 2022’s Masterclass with World renowned Film Producer David Puttnam.

Mark was announced as one of only eight candidates selected for this year’s Puttnam Scholars.

This amazing cross-border initiative offers promising film-makers access to interactive online masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam of Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields.

Each candidate will also receive a €1,250 scholarship from Atticus Education towards their career development.

The scholarship bursaries are supported by Accenture in Ireland.

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