FÍS Film Festival 2012
The FÍS film project is an initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, managed by PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE) and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). The annual event sees schools from all over Ireland creating short films from animations, documentaries to educational dramas.
The 2012 FÍS Film Festival took place in the Helix, Dublin City University on Thursday 8th November.
A wide variety of films and animations were shortlisted for this year’s festival from schools around the country. From storyboarding to post-production, the children have developed, directed and starred in these original short films. Twenty-four schools were invited to The Helix this year for what has become a significant date in the school calendar.
A full list of winners is listed below and all the winning films can be viewed on the FÍS Film Festival website.
Commenting on the 2012 FÍS Film Festival, Karin Whooley, PDST Technology in Education, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of films submitted, there was a 100% increase in the number of entries compared to last year and the standard of the films impressed all the judges.”
“FÍS gives children the opportunity to use digital technologies to support their learning across a range of curricular areas including literacy development and assessment. It also provides the opportunity to develop social skills such as working together and respecting the abilities and opinions of their peers. This learning process culminates in a high quality short film that schools can be proud of. And a lucky few will even leave the Helix with a much coveted FÍS award!”
Michelle Herron from PDST Technology in Education presents the ileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making to pupils from St. Patricks BNS, Laois, for their film "The Swinging Sixties".
Ballinspittle National School
Scoil Cholmcille C.B.S.
Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig
St. Paul's Primary CBS
Gardiner St Convent National School
Belmayne Educate Together NS
Castleknock Educate Together NS
St. Thomas' SNS
Holy Cross Mercy Primary School
St. Joseph's NS, Ballyadams
St. Patrick's Boys National School, Ballinamore
St. Joseph's National School, Ballyheigue
Behy National School
St. Patrick's Boys National School, Laois
St. Aiden's National School
Kealkil National School
Our Lady of Mercy NS
S. N. Inis Arcáin
List of Winners
The overall winner was St. Patricks BNS who won the Aileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making for their film "The Swinging Sixties".
|Award (Outstanding Achievement in Film Making for ..)||Film Name||School|
|Soundtrack||Clash of the Planets||Ballinspittle National School|
|Best Junior Class Production||Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer||Burnfort NS|
|Acting||Niamh Cinn Óir||Scoil Cholmcille C.B.S.|
|An Scannán is fearr as Gaeilge||Cliste Is Ar An Eolas||Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig|
|Animation||The Salmon of Knowledge||St. Paul's Primary CBS|
|Costume||Titanic||Gardiner St Convent National School|
|Best Newcomer||Be Yourself||Belmayne Educate Together NS|
|Camera||The Mystery Murder||Castleknock Educate Together NS|
|Creativity||The Classroom||St. Thomas' SNS|
|Storytelling||The Princess and The Pea||Holy Cross Mercy Primary School|
|Drama||Tom Sawyer Paints A Wall||St. Joseph's NS|
|Editing||CSI Lisnafunchin||Lisnafunchin NS|
|History||The Swinging Sixties||St. Patrick's Boys National School|
|Art Direction||'Holes' the Movie||St. Joseph's National School|
|Historical Adaptation||The Ambush||Shanganamore NS|
|Cinematography||Looney Legends||Redeemer GNS|
|Production||Freestyle Fighters Save the Day||Behy National School|
|Best Entertainment||Ciao Italia||Scoil Raifteirí|
|Direction||Ballygobackwards||St. Patrick's Boys National School|
|Production Design||Rosie's Walk||St. Aiden's National School|
|Special Effects||Movie Magic||Kealkil National School|
|Location||The Dancing Drama Queens||Our Lady of Mercy NS|
|Adaptation||Coming Home||S. N. Inis Arcáin|