Young film makers celebrated as Fresh gets ready to shout action

Action! Ellen King, Raheen, Mia Daly and Tia Falade, Scoil Mhathair De and Leon O'Connor, Bowman Street, launch this years Fresh Film Festival. Picture: Ken Coleman
FILM screenings, special guest workshops and awards, Fresh Film Festival is back, bigger than ever.

FILM screenings, special guest workshops and awards, Fresh Film Festival is back, bigger than ever.

Ireland’s leading festival celebrating young filmmakers, which takes place annually in Limerick, returns next Monday.

This year, its 19th in operation, the festival attracted a record number of submissions for the screenings taking place in the Odeon Cinema, Castletroy.

A number of finalists have been selected, with awards to be presented for Ireland’s Young Filmmakers of the Year in senior and junior categories.

Special guest Roddy Doyle will lead a workshop in scriptwriting, followed by a screening of The Commitments and a post-screening Q&A.

A workshop on making a music video will also take place with Shane Serrano, while there will also be an animation workshop.

“Fresh Film Festival provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work on a big screen, to meet like-minded young people and to create a community of young filmmakers in Ireland who can bond over screenings of their films,” said festival director Jayne Foley.

See www.freshfilmfestival.net.