FÍS Storyboard Competition

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The FÍS Film Project team are delighted to announce the launch of our once-off Covid special initiative today on what would have marked the 20th year of our annual awards in the Helix in DCU.

 

The FÍS Film Project team are delighted to announce the launch of our once-off Covid special initiative today on what would have marked the 20th year of our annual awards in the Helix in DCU. To this end, primary schools around Ireland are being invited to take part in the FÍS Storyboard Storytelling Competition. Here, whole classes or groups/pods within a class can create a joint three-page A4 or A3 storyboard, constructing their story around one of the suggested themes below or they can get creative and come up with their very own story to visually represent. Teachers can access our FÍS storyboard template to use with their pupils on our project website, www.fisfilmproject.ie. Schools can enter up to 4 storyboards by visiting the FÍS website and uploading images of each entry or they can simply post their entry to Michelle Herron, PDST Technology in Education, Invent Building, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.


The suggested storyboard themes include:
•    Covid related – ‘2020 a-year-of-change’
•    Everyday heroes, e.g. a day-in-the-life of someone in your community who supports others
•    Staycation- promoting your locality and all it has to offer
•    Local History / Folklore (suggested supporting resource www.duchas.ie)
•    Scéalta as Gaeilge
•    Curriculum relevant topics, e.g. environmental exploration, climate change, history, science, etc.
•    Well being, eg. Internet safety, anti-bullying, digital citizenship
•    Time capsule, e.g. school of the future, letters to grandchildren, a snapshot of time
•    An adaptation of a traditional story / fairytale with a modern day twist
•    FÍS film making in schools – what would that be like in the future?
•    The pupils' own original story

We'd be delighted if you could let any of your colleagues who may be interested know about this competition, or indeed any schools you may be working with. All the information they'll need is on the poster attached or they can access it, along with the judging criteria, on the FÍS website. There are lots of great prizes to be won based across our 4 grouped categories (JI & SI, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th). And of course, teachers can use their storyboards to create a short film with their class which can be entered into our usual FÍS competition next year.

A special storyboarding tutorial has also been developed to accompany this competition and will be available on the FÍS website in the coming days. The closing date for submission of entries is Jan 29th 2021 at 5pm. Prizes will be awarded Mid-February.

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