Budding Film Makers Putting Themselves in the Picture at St Patrick’s Secondary School

The St. Patrick’s Secondary School students involved in the workshop included are, front from left: Joshua Ryan, Thomas Kelliher, Ruairí Brosnan, Tomás Jones, and Nathan Smyth. Back from left: Gearoid Donegan, Killian Dennehy, Tilman Holzhaausen, Sean McConologue, Evan Greaney, Cieran Murphy, Thomas Keane, Conor Cattigan and Thomas Quain, Createschool tutor.

The Transition Year students in St. Patrick’s Secondary School are taking part in this year’s Rubbish Film Festival.

This is a national competition which is funded by the local County Council Environment Department. As part of this competition students get the opportunity to engage in a two-day workshop with an experienced film tutor.

Digital Skills and Creativity

During the workshop students will get a chance to develop their digital skills and creativity while exploring idea generation, scripting, storyboarding, filming, editing, and audio recording.

Students taking part are challenged to create a one-minute film that will be screened at a special awards event where a panel of judges will select a winning entry.

Rubbish Film Festival

Each film entered must also have a poster created and entered as part of the project. The overall theme of the Rubbish Film Festival is the environment, either your local environment or the global environment.

Each county council will have three awards, and these will be judged by the council themselves. These awards include: best poster, best film and runner-up film. The winners of the best poster and best film will be entered into the national awards in May.

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