West Cork primary schools win awards at FÍS Children’s Film Festival

Posted on: 31st December, 2013

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Twenty-four primary schools from across Ireland, including two from West Cork, were awarded for film making excellence at the ninth annual FÍS Film Festival, which took place in The Helix in DCU, Dublin in November.

Cappabue National School, Kealkil, was awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Documentary’ for its film ‘Gone FÍS-ing’ and Scoil Chaitighern, Eyeries was awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Comedy’ for its film ‘Jabberwocky’.

Over 800 people attended the ‘Oscar’s’ style event, including 700 primary school children from around the country, their teachers, parents and a variety of special guests including Eoghan McDermott, star of RTE’s The Voice and RTE’s Sinead Kennedy, who presented the winning schools with their awards.

To enter the FÍS Film Festival, primary schools were asked to devise a five-minute long film on a subject of their choice. The film had to be produced by the children and their teachers and entries were judged on imagination and creativity, the originality of the story, excellence in set design, costume design, film direction and production as well as the use of sound, acting and cinematography. Those that used special techniques such as animation or special effects were awarded extra points.

All award winning films can be viewed on www.fisfilmproject.ie.

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