Two Donegal Primary schools are celebrating victories in the National FíS Film Awards this week.
St. Joseph’s National School in Rathmullan took top Outstanding Achievement Award for Animation and Ayr Hill National school, Ramelton took the Outstanding Achievement Award for Comedy.
Both schools were involved together in shared learning education last year and made these animations to support their “Gone to Peaces” show in An Grianán Theatre.
Both schools were charged with giving the alternative views of the wicked witch in Hansel & Gretal and of the big bad wolf from the classic Little Red Riding Hood stories.
Just 25 short movies produced by students and directed by teachers across Ireland made the shortlist this year. Over 900 enthusiastic young film buffs attended the final awards ceremony in the Helix in Dublin on Wednesday.
The children from both Múinteour Derek Brennan’s class in Rathmullan and Principal Sandra Moore in Ayr Hill are extremely proud to be budding young film makers and naturally chuffed with scooping top honours at these prestigious awards.
They acknowledge the support of Mr Cormac O Kane, Animation lecturer at LYIT for his guidance and Mrs Brí Carr, director of the “Gone to Peaces “ show for their inspiration and storylines.
Principal Alma Curran of Rathmullan NS said that she is so proud of all the children for their strong collaborating and creativity on this shared education project. She added that she is so happy for the children who did all the work in taking these honours home to Rathmullan and Ramelton.
“Here’s hoping the Rathmullan Film Festival in February has these young future film making stars in their sights,” Ms Curran said.
Watch the films on the links below:
St. Joseph’s National School in Rathmullan: https://www.facebook.com/542381851/posts/10156374494996852