FÍS Film Festival 2012

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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.

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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!”

FÍS Film Festival 2012 Winners Laois St Patricks BNS Laois who won the Aileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making for their film The Swinging Sixties

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".


Finalists:

Ballinspittle National School
Burnfort NS
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
Scoil Bhríde
Holy Cross Mercy Primary School
St. Joseph's NS, Ballyadams
Lisnafunchin NS
St. Patrick's Boys National School,  Ballinamore
St. Joseph's National School, Ballyheigue
Shanganamore NS
Redeemer GNS
Behy National School
Scoil Raifteirí
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
Comedy ER Scoil Bhríde
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


FÍS Film Festival 2012 - Press Release

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