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Graham has taught extensively for many of the top training institutes in Ireland including Filmbase, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, The Irish Film Academy and most of the third level institutes in Dublin, lecturing to and workshopping with directors, writers and actors. He has also been asked to lecture at many film festivals and events across Ireland. See a full list below.
FILM VENTURE was set up by Graham Cantwell and Amy-Joyce Hastings to develop and promote workshops for actors, directors and writers in the film and television industries.

Drawing on years of combined experience they have designed several workshops that cater to the needs of artists at all levels, from beginners to the highly experienced.

Courses promise to inform and educate in a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere.

Film Venture also offer expert showreel editing services and website design.

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Graham teaching at FV workshops

Graham is co-founder of The Attic Studio, a community of writers, directors, actors & producers who work in the film & theatre industries in Ireland. The studio holds weekly workshops that are regularly attended by established film and theatre professionals and have built a reputation for nurturing talent and creating an environment in which new work can be explored and developed.

As facilitator at the studio Graham has developed works with many established and emerging writers and has directed rehearsed readings for the likes of Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), Terry McMahon (Sisk, Dancehall Bitch) and booker prize winning author James Kelman (How late it was, how late).

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Graham with members of The Attic Studio
at a reading of Emer Martin's "Baby Zero"


Film Venture Directors and Actors workshops, London
The Attic Studio Workshops The Attic Studio (Co-founder & Facilitator)
Directing, Screenwriting & Acting for camera workshops Irish Film Academy, Dublin
SIOL Programme Directing actors module EOTeilifis, Galway
Directing actors Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Acting for camera Trinity College Dublin, Samuel Beckett Centre
Film Foundation Course Directing module Filmbase, Dublin
Directing Drama Griffith College, Dublin
Acting for Camera The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin
Director’s Masterclass The Mid Ulster Film Festival, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Director’s Masterclass The Foyle International Film Festival, Derry
Director’s Masterclass Clones Film Festival
Maynooth Film Society Director's Masterclass Maynooth College



Graham giving a workshop


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