Fresh Film Festival is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and the BAI for more about events in Limerick please see https://www.limerick.ie/
Our 2019 promo was made by Melanie O’Donnell
25th March SCREENING 10:00 -11:30
This year’s French film choice for schools is the sensitive, realistic story of Maxime and Mélanie, a teen couple in love. Maxime is a talented footballer and likely to be selected for trials. Life is good but when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked. Their parents’ responses are very different, and as the pair try to decide what to do, they feel pressure coming at them from all sides. An honest and heartfelt drama about young people thrust into adulthood, it
poses rich questions for discussion such as ‘who am I’, ‘how do I make decisions’, and ‘who do I want to be?’
Please note: film contains some strong sexual references.
Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students.
A study guide designed for French students is available with this film
25th March WORKSHOP: Graphic Novel School Workshop
26th March SCREENING 12:00 – 13:45
Made in 2017 the story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The title references the historical city of Persepolis.
26th March SCREENING Belltable 10:00 – 11:30
The classic 1927 silent movie by Buster Keaton is one of the all time greatest American films and worth a watch.
A screening of the best films made by young filmmakers in Ireland aged 7 – 12
27th March WORKSHOP: Experimental Film AVAILABLE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
A screening of the best films made by young filmmakers in Ireland aged 13 – 19
28th March WORKSHOP: Experimental Film EDUCATORS
29th March SCREENING Belltable 10:00 – 12:00
Two collections of short films made by young female filmmakers from around the world and programmed by young programmers.
29th March WORKSHOP Belltable HUB 14:00 – 15:30
A hands-on introductory workshop in animation for young filmmakers
29th March WORKSHOP Belltable HUB 15:30 – 17:00
The National Youth Film School Masterclass series present personal stories of how a career is built and how the industry works. Hosted by the National Youth Film School (NYFS) as part of its relationship with Irish Film Industry bodies it is designed to provide young film makers with greater access to the workings of the film industry in Ireland.
30th March EVENT 9:00 -18:00
This event for and and by young people will involve panel discussions and skills sharing in young people’s film.
30th March SCREENING 19:30 – 22:00
A screening celebrating some of highlights of our 2019 festival from Ireland and abroad, This screening is open to the public.
Check out the montage of submissions from 2018
The Spirit of Fresh Award will be presented to a young filmmaker whose work reflects their engagement with Fresh and dedication to developing film skills.