Fresh Film Programme 4

March 25, 2021
Workshop: Film Classification with the Irish Film Classification Office
ave you ever wondered why some films are 15A and some are 16? Using a small collection of short Irish films, the film classification office will explore the process of classification with your students. The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO), a statutory body first established in 1923, is responsible for examining and certifying all cinema films and videos/DVDs distributed in Ireland. Their aim is to provide the public and parents in particular with a modern and dependable system of classification that: protects children and young persons has regard for freedom of expression has respect for the values of Irish society In 2017, IFCO classified 1,072 cinema works (including trailers) and 3,089 video works. BOOKED OUT Screening Three short Irish films will be available to preview in advance of the workshop so that you can participate in the discussion. Thank you to Carbonated Comet, Threepin Productions and Failsafe Films for permission to screen their films as part of this event. For access to these films please contact Fresh on
Screening: Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Junior Finalist Programme
Congratulations to all the junior finalists aged 7-12. Join us to watch films submitted as part of Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021
Announcements of award winners in the 2021 Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year for the 7 -12 age group. The awards will be announced via Fresh Film YouTube
Meet the Director: Dónal Foreman interviewed by Dr. Tony Tracy
Dr. Tony Tracy from Huston School of Film & Digital Media NUIG, will be in conversation live with Donal Foreman about his film ‘The Image You Missed’ In addition to being a multi-award winner Donal Foreman is Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2003. In The Image You Missed his second feature film, Donal explores his relationship with his estranged father, Arthur MacCraig (Patriot Games) by presenting his work as a young filmmaker against the documentation of the Troubles in Northern Ireland by his father. This personal discourse between filmmakers, and between father and son, plunges into the political struggle for a united Ireland. This reveals both mens’ characters, positioned as they are in different political moments. The Image You Missed is a statement on the power of the moving image and seeks to locate the people behind the camera. The Image You Missed will be available on Fresh’s online festival portal from Tuesday 23rd

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