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.
15 SHORT FILMS BY 15 YOUNG FILMMAKERS
90 minutes, Rated PG and all for an unbeatable ticket price of €5.

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 […]

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

Record entry for young filmmaker competition

More than 1,700 entries have been received for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020, the most amount of submissions received in the festival’s 24-year history. The Fresh screening panel has now viewed all submissions and has selected films by young filmmakers from Limerick to screen at the Regional Heat in the Belltable Arts […]

Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Limerick regional heats

FRESH International Film Festival, incorporating Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, has received over 1,770 submissions for this year’s festival, the highest number of submissions in the festival’s 24-year history. The Fresh Screening panel has viewed all submissions and has selected films by young filmmakers from Munster to screen at theLimerick regional heats 2020 […]

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