Ireland's young filmmaker of the year
ireland's young filmmaker of the year
2022
2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners in the three categories Junior winners  Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021: Behy National School, Mayo – The Heist Before Christmas 2nd Place: James Morgan, Dublin –  What to Wear?! 3rd Place: Corpus Christi Primary School, Limerick – High Hopes HC Original Song: Cappabue National School, Cork – We […]

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Fresh Film encourages young Filmmakers and Empowers them as artists

Fresh Film runs programmes throughout the year under five headings; Fresh Events, Fresh Education, Fresh International, Fresh Production and Fresh International Film Festival featuring Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards. 

Fresh Film encourages young people to make films and empowers them as artists.

Make. Watch. Share. Inspire

Thank you for your submissions for Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year 2022

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Celebrating Young film makers

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Hothouse Programme
"I liked the process of giving drafts of scripts or cuts of the edit to a “funder” for feedback. Having a budget was also a great help and allowed me to increase the production value of the film compared to other films I’ve made before, and helped me to develop budgeting skills and think more clearly about how money is spent during production of a film."
Cruinniú na nÓg Programme
"I love all aspects of the film experience. Particularly the practical skills that we developed such as using cameras, mics, lighting and editing. Also the social aspect of collaborating with like minded young people."
Festival
"Fresh Film is a superb help to me as I embark on what is a new journey/module for TY"
Secondary Teacher
Festival
"We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop... Events like this are a real treat for the children and a great learning experience."
Primary Teacher
Young Filmmakers Day
"What I found very interesting was how every masterclass was done different to the other, and how I learned things I didn't know before."
Young Filmmaker
Young Filmmakers Day
"The day was very insightful and informative so thank you again."
Young Filmmaker

Engaging film programmes

Cruinniú na nÓg | You Judge It Limerick

Cruinniú na nÓg | You Judge It Limerick

Join our largest You Judge It jury in your classroom. The winners of this jury will be announced on Saturday 11th June. This special edition You Judge It is for Limerick City and County.
You Judge It

You Judge It

Find out how our juries work and host your own jury. We send links, information, a voting form and guidelines on how to host your You Judge It. Email for more information.
IN FOCUS

IN FOCUS

Are you thinking of working in film but are unsure of what you can do on set? This series of short introductions to working in film is for you. Each segment highlights a role on a film crew. Keep an eye on our social media for the posts. The full programme will be available through IFI’s Careers in Screen.
IFI Careers in Screen

IFI Careers in Screen

Are you aged 15 -18 and interested in a career in Film? If so, the IFI Careers in Screen is for you. For information and workshops and to check out https://ificareers.eventive.org .

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🚨Online Filmmaking Workshops 🚨

During the pandemic, Fresh International Film Festival produced a series of informative online workshops covering everything from animation to FX makeup, optical toys to costume and props – presented by a host of industry insiders! 🎞

Not sure if you’ve seen them all? Good news! They are still available on our YouTube page, and we will also be sharing snippets of each workshop here. Get ready to learn! 😍 🤓 🎬

Next up is a ‘Cinematic Smartphone Techniques’ workshop with videographer, photographer and editor @lucydawson84 📱📹

To watch the full workshop, visit the Fresh International Film Festival Youtube page at the link in our bio!

@artscouncilireland @limerick.ie @limerickarts #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

🎪 LEARN TO JUGGLE WITH @isacsireland 🎪

We are delighted to be involved in Circus Explored, the #cruinniunanog initiative that encourages every child in Ireland to learn to juggle! 🤹‍♂️

Circus Explored is a project which sets out to make circus skills possible for everyone, no matter where you are from, or who you are. Every child in Ireland will be able to join this project from their very own home and learn to juggle in 4 weeks – all for FREE! 🤩

➡️ Request your set of juggling balls today at the link in our bio! Registration closes on May 25th, and supplies are limited ⬅️

Brought to Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick in partnership with @limericklibraries in Limerick City, Dooradoyle, Kilmallock and Newcastle West 📚

@circusfactorycork @CloughjordanCircusClub @dublincircusproject @GalwayCircus @creativeireland #Circusexplored #YouthCircus #ISACSartists #ISACSnetwork #ISACSIreland #Circus #creativeireland

Some fabulous news from this year's Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmakers of the Year, Lucy and Ruby Hand from Dublin! 🥰

The girls, who won the competition with their film ‘Litter Picker’, created with the @lycs_yp Youth Work Programme, were presented with an award at Dublin’s City Hall in recognition of their Fresh International Film Festival success! 🏆🎬

Lucy and Ruby were commended for encouraging pride among youths for the physical landscape of North East Inner City Dublin in their film ❤️

Well done girls!!! 👏

@dublincitycouncil @neic_dublin @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

Have you checked out the full programme for Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick 2022, happening June 11? 🤩

A host of free creative activities for children and young people will take place across Limerick city and county, delivered by @limerickarts 🎭🍿🎨

Click the link in our bio to find out more!

@artscouncilireland @creativeireland @limerick.ie #cruinniúnanóg #freshfilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #creativeireland #artscouncilat70

🚨Online Filmmaking Workshops 🚨

During the pandemic, Fresh International Film Festival produced a series of informative online workshops covering everything from animation to FX makeup, optical toys to costume and props – presented by a host of industry insiders! 🎞

Not sure if you’ve seen them all? Good news! They are still available on our YouTube page, and we will also be sharing snippets of each workshop here. Get ready to learn! 😍 🤓 🎬

Next up is a ‘Makeup FX’ workshop with film and TV hair & makeup designer @grainnecoughlanmua, who has worked with many famous faces and theatre companies, such as Galway’s @druidtheatre 💄🎥

Visit the Fresh International Film Festival Youtube page at the link in our bio!
@artscouncilireland @limerick.ie @limerickarts #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

As part of Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick, we are calling all schools in Limerick City and County to take part in our biggest You Judge It classroom peer jury yet! 🎬 😲

Click the link in our bio to download the flyer, follow the four easy steps and vote for your winner 🏆

@limerick.ie @limerickarts @creativeireland @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #cruinniúnanóg #freshinternationalfilmfestival #creativeireland #artscouncilat70 #limerick #film

🚨🎬 Fresh Film is delighted to work with Limerick City and County Council and @creativeireland for Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick! 🎬🚨

To kick off the programme, we want YOUR CHOICE of feature film to be screened in People's Park, Limerick City on June 11! 🤩

For older audiences, at 1.30pm Cruinniú will screen either 'West Side Story' or 'La La Land' – simply scan the QR code on this poster to vote for the film you want to see! 🍿💃🕺

@limerick.ie @limerickarts @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #cruinniúnanóg #freshinternationalfilmfestival #creativeireland #artscouncilat70 #limerick #film

🚨🎬 Fresh Film is delighted to work with Limerick City and County Council and @creativeireland for Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick! 🎬🚨

To kick off the programme, we want YOUR CHOICE of feature film to be screened in People's Park, Limerick City on June 11! 🤩

For younger audiences, at 11am Cruinniú will screen either 'Gold Rush' or 'Wizard of Oz' – simply scan the QR code on this poster to vote for the film you want to see! 🍿👨🏻🧙🏼‍♂️

@limerick.ie @limerickarts @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #cruinniúnanóg #freshinternationalfilmfestival #creativeireland #artscouncilat70 #limerick #film

Did you know that the film 'Stranger Danger' by Johnathan Connolly, which was Highly Commended for Direction at Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016, has amassed over SIX MILLION views on Youtube? 😲

Watch the full film and hundreds of other entries from 26 years of Fresh on our Youtube channel by clicking the link in our bio! ⏯

@johnathanconnolly1 @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

Fresh manager Ciarda was in Rostock, Germany this week for FISH Film Festival for young people in Germany and the Baltic states! 🎬🤩

@fish_filmfestival @artscouncilireland #freshfilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

The latest episode of @_talkaboutitpodcast features Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year @explorerte 60 Second Award winner Erin Jade and Best Director and @aardmananimations Award winner Nellie Warren! 🎧

Be sure to tune in – link in our bio! 🎙

@artscouncilireland @rte2 #artscouncilat70 #freshfilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking

Nellie Warren won both Best Director and the Aardman Animation Award for her brilliant film 'How I Wonder' at this year's Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 👦🏻 ✍🏻 🎬

Watch the full film or Award Show at the link in our bio!

@artscouncilireland @aardmananimations @rte2 @rtekids #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

🚨Online Filmmaking Workshops 🚨

During the pandemic, Fresh International Film Festival produced a series of informative online workshops covering everything from animation to FX makeup, optical toys to costume and props – presented by a host of industry insiders! 🎞

Not sure if you’ve seen them all? Good news! They are still available on our YouTube page, and we will also be sharing snippets of each workshop here. Get ready to learn! 😍🤓🎬

First up is an 'Industry Insight' workshop with @odysseystudios.ie founder @markmahersculptor, who you may remember from this year's Careers in Screen event at @lsadlimerick! 🎥

@artscouncilireland @limerick.ie @limerickarts #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

Our 3rd Place Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year, Aoife Rees with ‘A Sad Excuse for a Teenage Girl’! 👫🍿

Watch the full film or RTÉ Awards Show at the link in our bio!

@artscouncilireland @rte2 @rtekids #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

@_talkaboutitpodcast is back with two more incredible Fresh Film podcasts! 🎧

One was recorded live from this year's Fresh International Film Festival, chatting with nominees, past winners, actors, directors, animators, and editors about their filmmaking experience, the buzz Fresh has, their passion for film and more! 🍿

A second podcast sees Amelhyne chat with Audience Choice Award and Best Ensemble Cast Winners Donagh & Louis about their film 'Teenage Type Beat', as well as Dylan, animator and director of the film 'Faces', which won the Best Visual Innovation Award at this year's festival. 🎬

Make sure to tune in at the link in our bio to find out all there is to know about this year's award-winning films! 🤩

@artscouncilireland @rte2 @rtekids #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

Here’s this year’s 2nd Place Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year, Max Hendrickson with ‘The Oubliette’! 🚢 🎬

Watch the full film or RTÉ Awards Show at the link in our bio!

@artscouncilireland @rte2 @rtekids #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70

Here's our full list of senior International winners! 👏🏆

🎞 First Place Senior International Film: Beth by Ava Bounds, UK 🇬🇧

🎞 Second Place Senior International Film: Epistolary Films by 10th-grade students of La Guerche-de-Bretagne, France 🇫🇷

🎞 Third Place Senior International Film: Time off Track by Tessa Roe-Stanton, Seidou Rouse-Rhys, Kaia Suman, Halima Hamid, Julian Annan, Ibrahim Hamid, Edie Faulkner-Wootton, Rio Redwood-Sawyerr, Zara Loyas, Gabriel Rogers-Mullen, 1A Arts, UK 🇬🇧

🎞Best International Documentary: A Square Peg by Matilda Crowther, Australia 🇦🇺

🎞Highly Commended International Visual Storytelling: Recuerdos de un Ballerina by Iván Melguzo Martín, Spain 🇪🇸

🎞Highly Commended International Idea: Queen's Pawn by Lazaros Mylonas, Greece 🇬🇷

🎞Highly Commended International Cinematography: What's Ahead of Us by Izac De castro, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Well done to you all on your fantastic entries! 🎬 🤩

@artscouncilireland #FreshFilm #freshinternationalfilmfestival #film #filmmaking #artscouncilat70