Cruinniú na nÓg returns to Limerick with Fresh Film

On Saturday June 15th Cruinniu na nÓg returns to Limerick with a fun filled programme of creative activities in venues across Limerick City and County. All events are free of charge, child-centred and activity-based.

Fresh International Film Festival, RTÉ, and Screen Ireland proudly announce

April 29, 2024, Leaving Certificate student Fiachra Cotter O’Culachain from Dublin was crowned Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2024 at Fresh International Film Festival, for his short film IVY. This coming-of-age film follows Hugh, a teen facing the struggles of life. Life for Hugh is pretty good, but it becomes that much better when he meets Ivy, the new girl next door. As he embarks on another summer of fun with his friends. Hailing from Dundrum, Fiachra wrote, directed and edited this fantastically shot film with beautiful cinematography and natural performances from his young ensemble cast. This is Fiachra’s third time entering Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of The Year. Last year, he crafted a film focusing on the COVID pandemic. The inspiration for his latest film, “Ivy,” stems from his own experiences with teenage romance. Already looking ahead, Fiachra is planning to shoot his next film in August.

Lights, Camera, Action! Fresh International Film Festival

Get ready to be dazzled as Fresh International Film Festival, in collaboration with RTÉ and Screen Ireland, presents the much-anticipated 2024 Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards (IYFTYs). With the spotlight firmly on young cinematic talent, this year’s event promises a thrilling blend of creativity, inspiration, and a glimpse into the future of filmmaking.

A cinematic evolution as GENERATION FRESH takes centre stage!

A cinematic evolution as GENERATION FRESH takes centre stage!
Experience an unforgettable showcase of Fresh Films screened at selected Omniplex Cinemas across Ireland on Sunday, April 21, 2024.
90 minutes, Rated PG and all for an unbeatable ticket price of €5.


The Hothouse Project at Fresh with RTÉ and Screen Ireland responds to the needs of advanced and award winning young filmmakers who work alone or in isolation and it aims to provide an intensive filmmaking experience. This programme is designed to challenge and advance film knowledge and skill. In the past Lance Daly, Dearbhla Walsh, Donal Foreman, John Butler, Sarah Gavron, Robbie Ryan and Jim Sheridan have given masterclasses as part of this programme.

The aim of the Hothouse is to support and promote the next generation of filmmakers by giving young independent makers a safe creative space in which to develop ideas and projects.
The films will launch at the Dublin International Film Festival on Friday 1st March 2024 and will be screened on RTÉ Player thereafter.

A fresh opportunity for young filmmakers

Budding Tarrantinos are reminded that Friday, January 24 is the closing date for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year competition, to be held in conjunction with the Fresh Film Festival in Limerick next March. The Fresh festival encourages young people to make films by hosting the annual Fresh International Film Film Festival which incorporates the […]

Deadline looms for film awards

FINTAN WALSH E: [email protected] RISING film buffs have until Friday to submit their project for the annual Fresh Film Festival Ireland Young Filmmakers of the Year. The festival will take place between March 23 and 28 in Limerick and the competition is open to young people aged seven to 18. 2020 will be its 24th […]

Limerick heat of film awards set to kick off

REBECCA LAFFAN [email protected] FILMS created by young Limerick filmmakers are set to be screened for the Regional Heat of a national awards ceremony. Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2020 received a record number of entries this year with over 1,700 submissions made. The Fresh screening panel has now viewed all submissions and has selected […]

Lights, Camera, Action

Films shortlisted for the Fresh International Film festival final will be announced at the conclusion of each regional heat and will be screened in Limerick from March 23 to 28. PICTURE: DERMOT CULHANE

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