Live Life National Film Entries Rolling In

A still from The Homeless Man which has been submitted by Abbeyfeale Heritage Project.
A still from The Homeless Man which has been submitted by Abbeyfeale Heritage Project.

At the end on November, here on The Maine Valley Post we posted a call for entries for the fourth National Live Life Film Competition with the theme Make Every Second Count.

The competition, which is sponsored by Chapter 23 – Kerry and Limerick Credit Unions, has three categories: primary school, secondary school and a third level for adults and the entries are now rolling in.

The closing date is January 31st and the organisers have urged entrants to film their entries using phones, cameras or on whatever equipment may be available to them. The film must be two minutes long and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.

Abbey Heritage Project Film

The link below is to the entry from the Abbeyfeale based Abbey Heritage Project. The film was produced by the students on the Level 4 Pathway to Employment course run by Abbey Heritage Project Local Training Initiative in Abbeyfeale on behalf of Limerick & Clare Education Training Board under the guidance of Digital Media Tutor, Claire O’Mahony.

Legacy of Donal Walsh

The event is linked to the legacy of the late teenager, Donal Walsh who sadly lost his battle with cancer in May 2013. The impact of his powerful, positive message however continues to be spread nationally and internationally through the Live Life Foundation.

The winning films will be screened at the Dingle International Film Festival along with Kerry Film Festival and First Cut! Film Festival in 2017 and at the Cork Film Festival 2017.

Aspiring Film-Makers

This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring film-makers to get their work noticed within the film industry. This year’s judging panel consists of 12 well-renowned TV and film industry personnel all giving up their time in aid of a good cause. Entries may be submitted from an individual, a group or entire classes.

The links can be send to before 31st January 31st 2017. You can follow the competition on:

For any other information you can contact Mary Lucey 087 93 38 941 or

You can see the Abbey Heritage Project film with a click on the link here:

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