FÍS Film Festival 2013 – Finalists Announced

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Congratulations to the 24 schools who have been shortlisted to attend The Helix on 6th November for the 9th annual FÍS Film Festival.

 

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Congratulations to the 24 schools who have been shortlisted to attend The Helix on 6th November for the 9th annual FÍS Film Festival.  The FÍS team look forward to welcoming all the children their teachers and parents for a wonderful celebration of creativity and for the hard work that goes into making these wonderful films.

The 24 shortlisted finalists for this year’s FÍS Film Festival are listed below. They cover schools from all over Ireland and we are looking forward to seeing them all in The Helix on 6 November!

  1. Carysfort National School, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
  2. St. Brigid’s National School, Toreen, Co. Mayo.
  3. Scoil Iognáid, Gaillimh.
  4. St. Colman’s, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
  5. St. Paul’s Christian Brothers School, Dublin 7.
  6. Scoil Chaitighern, Eyeries, Co. Cork.
  7. St. Michael’s National School, Sneem, Co. Kerry.
  8. Wicklow Educate Together National School, Wicklow.
  9. Behy National School, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
  10. Lauragh National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  11. Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
  12. Fossa National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  13. Rush National School, Rush, Co. Dublin.
  14. Little Angels School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
  15. Scoil Mhaoiliosa, Upton, Co. Cork.
  16. St. Peter’s National School,  Dungourney, Co. Cork.
  17. Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Athy, Co. Kildare.
  18. Scoil Raifteirí, Castlebar, Mayo.
  19. Cappabue National School, Kealkil, Co. Cork
  20. Scoil Realt na Mara, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  21. Scoil Bhride, Shantalla, Galway.
  22. Ladyswell National School, Dublin 15.
  23. St. Aiden’s National School, Monasteraden, Sligo.
  24. Scoil Barra, Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

The FÍS film project is an initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, managed by PDST Technology in Education and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). The annual event sees schools from all over Ireland creating short films from animations, documentaries to educational dramas.

FÍS gives children the opportunity to use digital technologies to support their learning across a range of curricular areas including literacy development and assessment. It also provides the opportunity to develop social skills such as working together and respecting the abilities and opinions of their peers. This learning process culminates in a high quality short film that schools can be proud of. And a lucky few will even leave the Helix with a much coveted FÍS award!

FÍS Film Festival 2012 Winners Laois St Patricks BNS Laois who won the Aileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making for their film The Swinging Sixties

Michelle Herron from PDST Technology in Education presents the 2012 Eileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Making to pupils from St. Patricks BNS, Laois, for their film "The Swinging Sixties".

More >> http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/