A cinematic evolution as GENERATION FRESH takes centre stage!

For immediate release – 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.

Grab your ticket here: Generation Fresh | Cinema Showtimes (omniplex.ie)

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Film enthusiasts, prepare to be captivated by a cinematic experience like no other as Fresh Film and Omniplex Cinema Group proudly present GENERATION FRESH! This unique film screening event takes place on Sunday, April 21, at selected Omniplex Cinemas across Ireland including Cork, Galway, Dublin (Rathmines) and Limerick.

Featuring a thoughtfully curated selection of 15 short films, spanning various genres and themes, GENERATION FRESH offers a fresh perspective and innovative storytelling on the big screen. Each film provides a glimpse into the boundless creativity of today’s emerging filmmakers.

Jayne Foley, Artistic Director of Fresh Filmsaid: “Generation Fresh is more than just a film screening – it’s a celebration of creativity, diversity and the limitless possibilities of storytelling. We can’t wait to share these films with our audiences, watching as they come to life on screen and showcasing the potential of tomorrow’s dynamic filmmakers.

Generously facilitated and supported by Omniplex Cinemas, this film screening provides an incredible opportunity for young Irish filmmakers to showcase their work to the public while offering film fans the chance to immerse themselves in a fascinating array of short films crafted by the next generation of talent from Fresh Film. 

Themes explored in the thrilling programme range from Special PowersUnrequited Love, Redemption, Cyber Crime,Identity and Murder, promising a diverse and thought-provoking cinematic experience suitable for audiences of all ages. (Rated PG)

Don’t miss your chance to witness the future of filmmaking and indulge in an afternoon filled with emotion, suspensehumour and unforgettable storytelling. Grab your tickets now and be part of the movement shaping the future of cinema. Generation Fresh Ticket Link

FRESH FILM

Fresh International Film Festival, and the IYFTYs, encourage young people to explore filmmaking as a career, facilitating opportunities to learn the craft of visual storytelling and helping young people to understand the collaborative filmmaking process from first draft to final frame. Fresh works to drive awareness for sustainable career opportunities both in front of and behind the camera, inspiring and strengthening Ireland’s future film, television and creative talent pool. 


Fresh Film, Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards are made possible with the generous support, investment and partnership of The Arts Council of Ireland, RTÉ, Screen Ireland, Omniplex Cinema Group, Limerick City and County Council, Coimisiún na Meán, Limerick & Clare Education & Training BoardScreen Producers Ireland, The Radharc Trust, Animation Ireland, Bow Street Academy, IFCO and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.


Stay tuned for updates and further information at freshfilm.ie and omniplex.ie 

Don’t miss out on the action!🍿


ENDS.


NOTES

For information, images, film clips, and interviews on Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards please contact fresh film at [email protected]



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KEY DATES

15 – 21 April 2024

Fresh International Film Festival takes place in Omniplex Cinema, Limerick, culminating in Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of The Year Awards. 


Sunday, 21 April 2024

Generation Fresh, an exciting programme of short films from young Fresh filmmakers, at selected Omniplex Cinemas nationwide. Generation Fresh | Cinema Showtimes (omniplex.ie)


GENERATION FRESH PROGRAMME

Running Time: 90 minutes 

Rated: PG


Alamid

Shayna Velasquez, Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, Belfast.

Winner of Best School at Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021.

Maybe life can be turned upside down, but sometimes all it takes is a little spark.


Stranger Danger 

Directed by Johnathan Connolly, Galway.

Chatting to online friends leads to sinister endings.


Buachaill

Nellie Warren, Dublin. 

Over the years, a girl named Kit is repeatedly mistaken for a boy.


Rue

Sean Tracey, Wicklow.

Not everyone can move on from their mistakes, especially when they can’t be fixed.


Earth Online

Isabelle Xiao, Dublin.

What would it be like if Earth was a game? Check out Earth: Online, a video game that

allows you to simulate the life of any living species of your choice with trillions of other

players online. However, there are two rules which you must follow.


Untouched

Muirinn Carty, Wexford.

Human touch is a basic human need that differentiates humans from animals, perception

from reality. When we are deprived of this need, our desire can become overwhelming. We begin to glamorise those feelings of burning, piercing, pulling and dancing.


Live And Let Live

Bishopstown Community School, Cork. 

Young people need the space and respect to grow into the unique adult they are meant to be. This film explores how in including and accepting others you allow for emancipation of yourself and others.


Killer Krush

Izzy Dalton, Emerging Limerick Filmmakers, Limerick. 

When shy teenager Ben bumps into his crush Caroline at a Halloween party, the night takes a strange turn.


Da Vinki and the Button

Matas Skudra, Galway.

Short quirky animation.


How to Construct an Albatross                

Liam Murphy, Cork.

After crash-landing on an island, a lone pilot uses remnants from the wreckage to escape

isolation. Inspired by Louise Greig’s poem ‘How to Construct an Albatross’.


Pirates

Cal Arnold O’Driscoll, Dublin. 

In 1980s Ireland, three friends set up a pirate radio station in an attempt to beat the bullies and get the girls. 


Science of Colour Vision

Chloe Forde and Nina Beatrice Gicale, Le Cheile Secondary School, Dublin.

The science of colour vision; learn about colour vision, and how animals see the world!


In My Own Words

Karl Reddy, Aoife Durkin, Holly McDermott, James Matthews and Sinead Giblin. 

St Colmcille’s Community School TY Multimedia production.

A teenage boy tells the story of how he has not allowed his speech and language difficulties to define him as a person. This is Karl Reddy’s true story.


The Tell-Tale Heart

Max Hendrickson, Dublin.

A re-telling of the Edgar Allen Poe short story, a man is slowly driven mad by the pale blue eye of his older companion.


Anna McGee’s Wild Ride

Ava Bounds, United Kingdom.

A teenager on the cusp of adulthood flies through her entire future while stuck in a traffic jam. 


Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore

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.

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