Two creative local teens will have their home-made films aired on TG4 next week after winning a unique competition.
Róise Nic Ruairí and Ciarán Ó Gallachóir, both from Donegal, were chosen as winners of the British Film Institute See Yourself on Screen Challenge – a competition for 4-18-year olds in the UK and Ireland.
Young people were invited to create and star in their own mini-TV show, reflecting their lives amidst lockdown, with an esteemed panel of industry judges choosing 15 overall winners.
The finalists then received one-to-one virtual masterclasses from famous and influential figures from the world of TV. Three Donegal media personalities shared their expertise with the Irish winners – TV and weather presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh, TV presenter, producer and journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail and television host Micheál Ó Ciaraidh.
Eleven-year-old Róise wrote ‘Tóraíocht na Scáileán’ (‘Screen Hunt’), a comedy ‘screen/device search’ and 16-year old Ciarán won with his idea for Damhsa tríd an dianghlasú’ (‘Dance in intense lockdown’) on how he learned the skill of Irish dancing online during Covid lockdown. Thirteen-year-old Lucy May Nic Róibín, from County Antrim also won with ‘Ag déileáil le Covid'(‘Dealing with Covid’), a play-along show, with games, challenges and activities.
The Irish language projects were selected to air on TG4 in the week commencing 13th July.