Scoil Cholmcille scoops prize at FÍS Film Awards 2024

SCOIL CHOLMCILLE has scooped a prize for their ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in filmmaking at the FÍS Film Awards.

The FÍS Film Awards is a renowned annual competition for Irish primary school children and their teachers and educates them on the entire movie-making process.

Hosted by RTE’s Sinead Kennedy, the event is run by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Oide Technology in Education.


First established as a grassroots initiative to nurture Ireland’s future moviemaking talent, over 1,500 pupils get involved each year.

The awards ceremony was co-produced by students of IADT’s National Film School and live-streamed through the official FÍS website.

The FÍS Film Awards see classes across the country challenged to write, direct, and produce their own short films for a chance to win a myriad of accolades and attend the prestigious awards ceremony.

Whether it is script writing, acting, filming or costume design, students are encouraged to get creative both in and out of the classroom.

Commenting on the winners for this year’s FÍS Film Awards, Anthony Kilcoyne, Divisional Director Oide Technology in Education commended those involved.

“Once again, the judging panel was impressed by the remarkable investigative, analytic, and critical thinking skills displayed by this year’s entrants, coupled with their adept use of technology to narrate their unique stories.

“Using the platform presented by the FÍS film awards, entrants demonstrated the potent synergy between creativity and technology, bringing the curriculum to life in captivating and interactive ways,” he said.



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