Students from Scoil Cholmcille shortlisted for FÍS Film Awards

Students from Scoil Cholmcille in Letterkenny have been shortlisted for this year’s FÍS Film Awards.

The renowned contest which is now in its 18th year, will feature a host of short movies created by primary school children and their teachers across Ireland. This year’s event, hosted by RTE’s Sinead Kennedy is set to take place in the Helix, Dublin on February 21. With over 1,500 pupils involved, the FÍS Film Awards aims to inspire a new generation of budding filmmakers from within the classroom.

The premise of the FÍS project is to introduce and lead pupils, often as young as 6 and 7 years of age through every step of the filmmaking process. By doing so, children are offered a unique opportunity to develop their creative skills outside of a traditional classroom setting. Aspiring moviemakers are encouraged to test their communication and collaborative skills, essential components for personal growth and learning. Additionally, pupils are given hands-on experience with a variety of filmmaking tools and equipment, bolstering their digital skills and increasing their confidence with new technologies.


Scoil Cholmcille’s film ‘The Award’ has been submitted by fourth and fifth class pupils from the school.

Commenting on the shortlist for this year’s FÍS Film Awards, Christina Reynolds, FÍS Creative Manager, Institute of Art, Design & Technology added:

“As we prepare for this year’s FÍS Film Awards ceremony, where the next generation of movie makers will be recognized across 20 diverse categories, we are heartened by how the FÍS Film Project continues to inspire young minds through the magic of filmmaking. Alongside nurturing creativity in primary students, the FÍS Film Project offers invaluable, hands- on learning experiences for the students of IADT’s National Film School. We are excited to celebrate the blending of education, technology and creativity through this project, as it continues to empower students to become directors, producers and screenwriters of their own narratives.”

Members of the public can join in by watching the 18th Annual FÍS Film Awards live through

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