Fresh Film Festival

Competition National Closing Date 2018

Congratulations to Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Award winners 2017. 

Applications are now open for 2018


Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2017
Junior winners
Irelands Junior Filmmaker of the Year 2017
Sean Treacy for Blood, Sweat and Tears

2nd Place – Oscar and the Return of the Salmon of Knowledge – Trinity and Eden Minihan
3rd Place – The Easter Raid – 4th Class, Donoughmore National School.

Highly Commended
Open Call for Best Friend -Trading Places – Highly Commended for Concept
Anyone for Cappuccino? – Our Lady of Mercy National School – Highly Commended for Script and Performance
The Polar Express – Corpus Christi Primary School – Highly Commended for Animation
Grace – 3rd – 6th Class St. Aiden’s NS – Highly Commended for Innovation and historical representation

Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2017
International winners

1st Place – The World Keeps Spinning, Station Next.
2nd Place – A Good Christian, Kids Cam & Young Dogs.
3rd Place – The Chatter Group of Mothers and Grandmothers, Chen Tse Chan Chien Po-Han, Hsu YLNu Lu Hsiang-Chen, Hsu Yao-Lin, Wu Yu Ting, Yi Lan Elementary School Gifted Class, Taiwan ROC

Best Animation – Reach, Netherlands
Special Mention – Little Red Cap, Kids Cam

Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2017
Senior winners
Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2017 
Eamonn MacMahon for Hidden Potential

Best Group – The Life of Young Pablo, Robert Moore, Hartstown Community School

2nd Place – 5 Nights at Gentle Falls, Tadhg Connolly
3rd Place – At Sea, Pippa Molony

Highly Commended
Unofficial Guide to Dating, Oisin McKeogh – Highly Commended for Script
Clocks, Melanie O’Donnell – Highly Commended for Direction
Ardclinis, Matthew McGuigan – High Commended Cinematography
Dead End Job, Juliette Green – Highly Commended Production Design
Dig, Ben Spillane – Highly Commended for Production

Special Mentions
Cycle, Luke O’Donoghue, Liam Gorman
716, Paul Gleeson and Tallaght Young Filmmakers
Make me a Robot, Róisín Conlon

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Specialist Awards
Radharc Award, Grace, 3rd – 6th Class St. Aiden’s NS
Radharc Highly Commended, St. Mary’s Church, Wexford Youth Film
RTE 60 Second, Sound of Silence, Erin Halpin, Fís na hÓige Productions
RTE 60 Highly Commended, 23 Days, Laura Carroll
RTE Factual, Your Home, Scoil Bride, Scoil Bhride NS
RTE Factual, Highly Commended, Bad Buzz, Ben Nolan
Boulder Media Animation Award, A Penguin’s Christmas, Tiarnan O’Connor
TG4 Film in the Irish Language Award, An Pictiúr, Coláiste Íde 6th Year Students

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Audience Award winners
Cork – Youngfellas, SWAY Youth Project
Limerick – Unofficial Guide to Dating, Oisin McKeogh
Dublin Central – Float, Julia Twamley
Dublin / Leinster – At Sea, Pippa Molony
Leinster – Gone-Zo, Liam Prenter-Morris
Galway – Unknown Sender, Johnathan Connelly
Senior Final – Hidden Potential, Eamonn MacMahon

Spirit of Fresh 2017 – Aaron Bradstock

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CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

To be eligible for inclusion film entries must be:

  • The original work of schools or groups or 
individuals aged from 7 to 18:
  • 
7 to 12 for the Junior section,
  • 13 to 18 for the Senior section
  • Completed after 27th of January, 2017 (National)
  • Completed after 31st October, 2016 (International)
  • 15 mins or less in length (Senior section)
  • 10 mins or less in length (Junior section) 
These times are inclusive of title and end credits
  • submitted with a digital still, synopsis, completed entry form and fee*

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY 


  • You may submit with the printed/pdf entry form (or YCN form for international submissions) or online below.
  • The following list of things must be included with your entry.
  • Your film via DVD or USB Flash drive 
or link for online entries.
  • A digital still image from your film – Email the image from your film to info@freshfilmfestival.net with the subject line IYFMY + [add your film title here]
  • A synopsis of your film of no more than three lines of text email with the digital still to info@freshfilmfestival.net
  • A completed application form or online entry form
  • A completed release form 
(The section below the printed and included on the online application form)
  • The application fee (*National submissions only)

 

 

JUNIOR / Age 7-12

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The junior category is open to individual young filmmakers and filmmaking groups. Whether you work alone, with friends, a teacher or adult filmmaker if you are aged 7-12 and have made a film then this category is for you.

Comedy, horror, drama, documentary, music video, animation we want to see them all

IRELANDS JUNIOR YOUNG FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • 1st Prize – Plaque / Equipment
  • 2nd Prize – Plaque
  • 3rd Prize – Plaque

Prizes are awarded by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners and educators. Highly commended awards given at discretion of the judges to films that may not have made the cut for main prizes but the jury feel deserve recognition.

All winners receive a specially commissioned one off plaque and goody bag.

Please click the links below for application forms

SENIOR / Age 13-18

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The senior category is open to individual young filmmakers and and filmmaking groups. Whether you work alone, with friends, a teacher or adult filmmaker if you are aged 13-18 and have made a film then this category is for you.

Drama, documentary, music video, animation we want to see them all!

IRELANDS YOUNG FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • 1st Prize – €1,000
  • 2nd Prize – €700
  • 3rd Prize – €300
  • Best Group – Equipment

The awards are adjudicated by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners and educators. Highly commended awards given at discretion of the judges to films that the jury wishes to recognise.

All winners receive a specially commissioned one off plaque.

Please click the links below for application forms

INTERNATIONAL / Age 7-18

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Fresh are delighted to be an international film festival for young people and we welcome films from around the globe to our festival. The International award will be presented to the best international film.

If you are a member of the Youth Cinema Network, you may also use the YCN application form below or visit http://www.youthcinema.de/html/submit_films.html

IRELANDS YOUNG INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The awards are adjudicated by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners and educators. Highly commended awards given at discretion of the judges to films that the jury wishes to recognise.

All winners receive a specially commissioned one off plaque.

 

Please click the links below for application forms