Deadline looms for film awards

The Fresh Film Festival takes place in Limerick for the 24th time between March 23 and 28

FINTAN WALSH

E: fintan.walsh@limerickleader.ie

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 year encouraging young people from Ireland and overseas, aged 7 to 18 years, to create, exhibit and share films. The festival provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work on the big screen and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year and to win €1,000 towards their next film. All submissions are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award for documentaries, the Animation Award, the RTÉ 60 Second Award, the Film in the Irish Language award and the RTÉ Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards. The festival has Junior (7- 12 years), Senior (12- 18 years) and International categories for individual and group projects. The awards will be announced at the screenings on March 25 and 26.

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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.

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

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