Fresh Film Festival

Competition National Closing Date - Friday 27 January 2017

If you would like to submit for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2017 scroll down and select your category.

Good Luck.

 

2016 Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards
13-18 Years
Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016 Poppies, dir. Rachel McGill - Limerick. 
First Group In My Own Words,  St. Colmcille’s -Dublin
Second Sandman, dir. Tadhg Connolly & Ben Schonfeld -Dublin, 
Third Adam Howe for his collection The Beach, Girl of the Valley, Still - Cork. 

Highly Commended Visual Storytelling - The Thrill, dir. Hugh McInerney - Carlow. 
Highly Commended Performance - Keeping up wit the Alliterations dir. Asha Murray - Clare. 
Highly Commended DirectionStranger Danger dir. Johnathan Connelly - Galway. 
Highly Commended Comedy - IPF Easter Appeal, dir. Ben Spillane - Limerick. 
Highly Commended Script - Overtime, dir. Arran Bradstock - Cork. 

Brownbag Award for animation - DaVincki’s Evening dir. Matas Skudra, GFC. Galway
Special commendation  to ‘The Dog’ by Gabriella Vilickaite, ‘Simon’s Adventure’ by Geoffrey Jr. and ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ by Martyna Glowicka, Le Cheile, Dublin
Radharc Award for heritage and documentary In My Own Words,  St. Colmcille’s, Dublin
Highly Commended to Ram Fair dir. Jonathan Connelly, Galway. 
RTÉ 60 Second Award - DaVincki’s Evening dir. Matas Skudra, GFC. Galway
RTE also recognise Boom (Junior category) by Oscar and Mannix Buckley for its direction and performance and Words Hurt by Aisling Brophy for its script and originality of idea.
RTÉ Factual Award- In My Own Words, St. Colmcille’s, Dublin.
RTÉ Factual also recognises Eamonn McMahon for technical excellence for National Youth Film School.
Light Moves Award- Super Smash Fly, dir.Robert Gaynor, Sligo
Light Moves Special Mention - Paintbrush - dir. Melanie Mulcair O'Donnell, Limerick

Senior Jury Special Mention
Special Mention Cinematography -  A Wider Path - dir. Richard Thein, Magh Ene College, Donegal.
Special Mention Storytelling -  Semi-Detached - dir. Oisin Donnelly White, Clare.
 
International first place- Prison Students, Ban Yu Jin, Korea.
International second place- What Day is Today? Colectivo Fotograma 24, Portugal
International third place- Eternity, Simon Hoffmann, Germany. 
Best International Animation- Momster, Kim Youn-hee, Nam Seung-yeon, Han Sung-hyeon, Gyeonggi Arts High School, Korea
7-12 Years
First - Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016 -The Chase, dir. Sam Fitzgerald, St. Josephs NS Bouleenshere, Kerry 
Second- Oscar and the Gdoifs, dir. Trinity & Eden Minehan, Clare. 
Third- Juiced dir. Eve O' Dwyer, Young Irish Film Makers, Kilkenny.

Highly Commended for Concept - Kerrywide dir. Ardferts National School, Kerry. 
Highly Commended for Innovation- League of Skeletons dir. Evan Flynn, Gortskehy National School, Mayo. 
Highly Commended for Acting and Production - The Wrath of Donal Caum dir. Cappabue National School, Cork. 
Highly Commended for Script - Envy dir. Rosa Maher, Tipperary. 
Radharc Junior Highly Commended- Kerrywide dir. Ardferts National School, Kerry / Women Who Changed the World dir. 3rd & 6th Class  St. Aiden’s National School, Sligo


International Selection 2016 
40 Films... 20 Countries... 5 Continents
“And then the Humans Arrived” by 5th & 6th grade visual arts and media Genk, (Distributor Making Movies) Belgium
“We All Need Help” by Aldo Abril, Telekids Workshop, Spain
“What Day is Today?” by Colectivo Fotograma, Portugal 
“The Things Parents Get Up To”  by Olivia Ayoub, KidzFlicks, Australia
“Backwards” by Abel Andel & Jelle VanOosterom, 9 (Distributor Dutch National Film Festival), Netherlands
“Come Home” by KIDSCAM animationfilmstudio for children and youth, Belgium
“Our Religion” by Miranda Durkee, Pacific Arts Movement, USA
“The First Kiss” by Olivia Lyng, Station Next Denmark
“Supergirl!” by Jirte Vanhoenacker & Jade Pottier, (Distributor Making Movies) Belgium
“Mum will call tomorrow” by Kids Eye Art Association, Hungary
“Black and White Drawing” by Aristidis Pesmazoglou, Greece
“Magic” by Zeavit Ben Abu, Isreal
“The Mission” by KIDSCAM animationfilmstudio for children and youth, Belgium
“Eternity” by Simon Hoffmann, Germany
“My Grandpa is a Diver” by Jian-Syun Lu / Jian-Hao Chang, Taiwan, R.O.C.
“The Worm Valentino” by Raimundo Medrado School, Brazil
“Tuareg” by Danny's class, (Distributor Making Movies), Belgium
“Synergy” by Christopher Jungo, (Distributor BFI), England
“Litmus Man” by Tugay Yanmaz, Turkey
“Afterlife” by Florence Winter Hill, England
“Take Note: This is a Must” by Hayley Beattie, England
“School of the Living Dead” by Maisie Winnard, Wales High School, England
“19/6” by Nikki Sluiter & Lisanne Kemp, (Distributor Dutch National Film Festival), Netherlands
“The Dutch Angle” by Jael Van Rossum & Louizos Deenen (Distributor Dutch National Film Festival), Netherlands
“The Idea Collector” by  Kinoklub Karlovac, Croatia
“Horror Story” by Jun Yu-Lim (Distributor Seoul International Film Festival), Korea
“The Barbers Shop” by Into Film & My Pockets (Distributor BFI), England
“Retirement: Self Portrait” by Mila DeVent, (Distributor Making Movies) Belgium
“Prison Students” by Ban Yu Jin (Distributor Seoul International Film Festival), Korea
“Obsessed” by Michelle Zhao, Pacific Arts Movement, USA
“The Necessity of Friendship” by Kids Eye Art Association, Hungary
“Escape” by David Bartkiewicz (Distributor BFI), England
“Whats in a name?” by Lilena Marinou, (Distributor Camera Zizanio), Greece
“Dream?” by Zeavit Ben Abu, Isreal
“The Sun Whisperer” by  Julia Polkowska, Poland
“Nightmare” by Henry Worsley, England
“Blindside” by John Cheung & Aim Wonghirundacha (Distributor BFI), England
“Momster” by Kim Youn-hee/ Nam Seung-yeon/ Han Sung-hyeon, Gyeonggi Arts High School (Distributor Seoul International Film Festival), Korea
“Hairy Slomo” by Highschool of Herz-Jesu Missonare Salzburg, (Distributor MLA), Austria
“Dehydration” by Saoirse O'Connor | Camera Zizanio, Greece /Irl
“Return” by Cui Hanwen, Rachel McGill, Xiao Muye, Cai Huangsitong, Wang Luyao, Beijing Film Festival for Youth Welfare, China

 

Audience Award Winners 2016
Limerick Audience Award:  “Insert Title Here” by Limerick Youth Theatre, Limerick
Cork Audience Award: “The Swap” by Laura O'Keeffe, Loreto Secondary School, Cork
Dublin Audience Award: “Pen Pals” by Paul Gleeson, Dublin
Leinster Audience Award: “Life’s Playlist” by Adam Chan, Royal School, Cavan
Dublin/Leinster Audience Award: “Sandman” by Tadhg Connolly and Ben Schonfeld, Dublin
Galway Audience Award: “Stranger Danger” by Johnathan Connolly, Galway

Specialist Awards 2017 

The Radharc Award is for documentaries that reflect the values of the original Radharc films. Films must be authentic, challenging and well produced. It should have a good story to tell and a message to convey. Alternatively it might celebrate heritage and culture– another theme found in the Radharc Collection. See radharcfilms.com/archive -for examples of Radharc films.

The RTE 60 Second Award is for films that are one minute in duration. Films can be made about any topic and in any style but must be no longer than 60 seconds in total.

The Brown Bag Award is for animated films, these include films made with stop motion, line, digital and claymation.

The RTE Factual Award is for films based on fact, these films include documentaries and docudramas.

Light Moves Award is for movement and dance on film

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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 22nd of January, 2016 (National)
  • Completed after 31st October, 2015 (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

About
2017

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

About
2017

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

About
2017

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.

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