Fresh Film Festival

Festival Programme 2020 Fresh Film Festival 23 - 28th March 2020

Festival Programme 2020

Fresh Film is proud to be supported by: Arts Council

Fresh International Film Festival and the Heats are also supported by: Limerick City and County Council  & BAI



The COVID-19 response has placed restrictions on all gatherings and Fresh International Film Festival is impacted. This means that the programme is postponed and reimagined where possible

This week we will offer a series of virtual events including

How to videos @Facebook:

Meet the maker interviews on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th

@ 4:00 pm Instagram:

Junior finalists on Wednesday 25th

Senior finalists on Thursday 26th

@10:00 am Youtube:

Fresh sends a BIG THANK YOU to all the suppliers, supporters, funders and young filmmakers for being flexible and patient in this unprecedented situation.

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Wed 25th March
    12:00 am€0.00
    Optical Toys for classroom 
    A hands on introduction to an aspect of film making in the classroom.
    Targeted towards primary schools giving students an approach to creating a moving image. Workshop will include video examples to illustrate to everyone in the class. Students will be taught to make moving images with classroom essentials.


    Thu 26th March All DayOdeon Cinema€0.00


    We’re currently processing submissions for 2020, check out our 2019 montage!

    Fri 27th March All DayLimerick School of Art and Design€0.00
     Careers day


    Careers in Screen at Fresh Film Festival is a dynamic and interactive audience led event for 3rd-6th year students, which aims to highlight the wide variety of career paths available in film and television; providing an instructive, educational and inspirational platform for participants. The event will explore the nature of filmmaking as a career and the different skillsets involved, and give a comprehensive look at the screen industry in Ireland. Speakers will provide open and honest accounts of their experiences working in the screen sector, and an insight into the collaborative process of film production.
    Careers in Screen is presented in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland.


    Gemma O’Shaughnessy (Production manager) will MC.

    Session 1

    This session will focus on the career paths of three film and television industry professionals, who are all from the limerick area. The speakers will cover their own career journeys and also discuss the opportunities and many different roles within the industry.


    Michelle Brassil (Manager Troy Studios)

    Eimear O’ Mahony (RTE Executive Producer,  Children’s & Young People’s Programming)

    Paul Ryan (Regional Film Co-ordinator)

    Gemma will introduce and showcase the careers in screen website and show how it works.

    Session 2

    This session will look at the work of three filmmakers and producers who themselves made films as young people.

    The speakers will show a clip of their earlier work and more recent work. They will also discuss their careers in screen to date.


    Vincent Lambe (filmmaker) Oscar nominee 2019 – began     making films for Fresh at the age of 15

    Alfie Hollingsworth (Cinematographer) -began by making     lego stop motion films for Fresh at the age of 13

    Laura Gaynor (producer/Filmmaker) Just completed BBC     traineeship -making films for Fresh at age of 13.

    Q&A Session with all the panelists.


    (More info to come…)

    Sat 28th March
      10:00 am - 5:00 pmThe Engine€0.00


      Youth Film Network: Capturing Magic workshop at Fresh. 

      Do you work with young people interested in film or animation? Would you like to strengthen your practice? Join Fresh, Young Irish Film Makers and the National Youth Council of Ireland for a day of conversation, workshopping and networking.                                                    

      This day long event is for and and by young filmmakers and will involve panel discussions and skills sharing. There will be discussions, a pitching session, masterclasses in Cinematography, Casting and Sound and opportunities to meet other young filmmakers.



      Limited places available for workshops