2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners in the three categories

Junior winners 

Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year 2022:  ​​Lucy and Ruby Hand with LYCS Youth Work Programme James Joyce Street, Dublin– The Litter Picker.

2nd Place: Aaliyah McDermott, Dublin – The Boy Under the Bed

3rd Place: 6th Class Scoil San Phroinsias, Galway – The Appliances Make a Stand.

HC Authenticity- 5th and 6th class Moin Ruadh NS, Kilkenny Apocalypse

HC ComedySeán FitzGerald, Cork -Double Trouble

HC Concept – Mannix Buckley, Limerick – I’m Fine

Best Junior International Film: Sara Abedi, Islamic Republic of Iran – Snoring 

2nd: Filmgroup TrickU, Dragonfly Elementary School, Kleine Kielsstraße Elementary School, Germany – Parentless Adventure 

Senior Winners

Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2022: Sean Treacy, Wicklow –The Least I Can Do

2nd Place: Max Hendrickson, Dublin – The Oubliette

3rd Place: Aoife Rees, Wexford – A Sad Excuse for a Teenage Girl

Best School: Coláiste Iognáid Conall Flynn and Noah Finneran, Galway – Heart of Land

Best Group: Emerging Limerick Filmmakers, Róisín Leavy- Sahin, Limerick – Asset of Teeth

HC for Directing: Nellie Warren, Dublin – How I Wonder

HC for Visual Innovation: Dylan Michael, Dublin– Faces

HC for Ensemble Cast: Donagh Walsh and Louis Martin – Teenage Type Beat

HC for Screenplay: Kevin Meggs, Dublin –Sunday

RTÉ 60 Second: Jade Thomson Coláste Chill Mhantáin Wicklow – Someone Gets Hurt

RTÉ Factual: Chloe Forde, Nina Beatrice Gicale, Le Chéile Secondary School, Dublin – The Science of Colour Vision

Radharc Trust Award: Rachel and Liam O’Connor, Kerry – The Joys of Justin

Aardman Studio Animation: Nellie Warren, Dublin – How I Wonder

HC Aardman Animation: Liam Murphy, Cork – How to Construct an Albatross

Audience Award: Donagh Walsh and Louis Martin – Teenage Type Beat

International Awards

Best International Film: Ava Bounds, UK – Beth

2nd Place: 10th-grade students of La Guerche-de-Bretagne, France – Epistolary Films

3rd Place: 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 –  Time off Track

HC Cinematography: Izac De castro, New Zealand – What’s Ahead of Us

HC Idea: Lazaros Mylonas, Greece – Queens Pawn

HC Storytelling: Recuerdos de un Ballerina

Best Documentary: Matilda Crowther, Australia – A Square Peg

Regional Finals Audience Awards

ULSTER: Greta Thonton – Sonder

MUNSTER: Emerging Limerick Filmmakers, Róisín Leavy-Sahin, Limerick – Asset of Teeth

CONNAUGHT: Coláiste Éinde – The Glow Up

LEINSTER: Sean Treacy, Wicklow –The Least I Can Do

DUBLIN CENTRAL: Sienna Graham, Dublin – Track No. 7

VIRTUAL 1: Glen Bowler – Inner Journey

VIRTUAL 2: Nicky Kinkldaze O’Callaghan & Peter Phelan- Swansong

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