Fís Film Project

Fís Film Awards Dublin:

On Wednesday 16th of November, 6th class went to the Helix  in Dublin. We were nominated for a Fis Film award for animation and soundtrack.Last year fifth and sixth class made an animated film about the children in the 1916 rising with the help of Ana Colomer.

We left the school at 7:15 on a bus. We arrived at DCU in Dublin at around 11:30. We met Johnny Cooper and took some pictures. After a while we played outside in the DCU grounds until the award ceremony started.Anna and Ciaran were chosen to collect the award on stage. All the movies were brilliant but eventually we got our  chance to win the animation award.We were presented with the award and an Ipad Air.After awhile we finally left the Helix. We would like to thank John, Mrs Mac and especially Ana Colomer.

By Caoilainn Mc Namara, Anna Purcell and Aoibhinn O’Sullivan.

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Galway Junior Film Fleadh

On Thursday November 10th, we were invited to the Town Hall Theatre in Galway to view a screening of our animated film “The Children of 1916”.   There were approx. 30 films shown on the day. All the films were made by primary schools. Some were drama and others were animations. The standard was extremely high! After the screening there was a quick award ceremony. Because the standard was so high we thought we might be lucky enough to get a mention but we ended up receiving first prize for the best overall film!! We were presented with a plaque and a certificate!! We had a great day in Galway! Thanks to Mr Curran & Mrs Mac for driving us and for the hot chocolate!! By Ciarán O’Driscoll, Caoimhe Shalloo Murphy and Aoife Carey

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Notification of Award

Film Awards: The children from Fifth & Sixth class last year, under the guidance of Ana Colomer, artist in schools scheme, have been notified of a National Award granted to them in the Fis Film Project 2016.The pupils entered an animated film called ‘The Children of 1916’.The project took three months to complete and included story composition, story boarding, scene selection, backgrounds and scenes creation, editing, puppetry and filming. For the background music, the pupils used parts of their ‘Soundscape 1916’ musical composition, to set the scene. The present Sixth have been invited to accept their reward in The Helix Dublin on November 16th.  They will also be representing all of last year’s Sixth class .Their parents are a invited to attend and if interested should contact the school by Wednesday Oct 26th.The film has also been chosen to be screened as part of the Junior Galway Film Fleadh as part of their Future Filmmakers. It will be screened in Galway on November 10th at the Town Hall Theatre at 12.15pm.  Visit the Fís website to learn more about this project.

The Children of 1916 by Fifth and Sixth Class, Knockanean N.S.: