Limerick based Fresh Film Festival encourages young people to make films by hosting an annual international film festival for young people, presenting Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, acting as an advocate for young filmmakers and promoting their work worldwide.
This years festival runs from 7th -12th of March with workshops, classes and screenings for young filmmakers and would be screen legends. It is all about inspiring young people to express themselves in film.
“For many young people Fresh Film Festival is their first opportunity to get hands on experience in making films. We invite young people with an interest in film to come to the screenings, and take part in the the workshops and meet professionals and peers who share their passion and interest in film, ” says Festival Director Jayne Foley.
Highlights of Fresh Film Festival 2016 include:
Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year and International Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards
Workshops in script writing, editing and sound for film.
Feature screenings of “Girlhood” & “He Named Me Malala” & “Ernest and Celestine”
Other events include in association with the National Youth Film School experienced film producer Martha O’Neil from Wildfire Films will present a Masterclass in film productionat 4:30pm on Friday 11th March in the Belltable Arts Hub 69 O’Connell Street. Filmmakers interested in gaining an insight into the production cycle of a feature film will have the opportunity to take part in an informal questions and answers session with O’Neill.
Earlier that day on Friday 11th there will be a screening of short films made by internationalyoung filmmakers from around the world. Award winning animations, live action and documentaries will be screened in the Belltable from 10am to 12pm. At 8pm in the Belltable on Friday 11th the ‘Fresh After Eight’ screening will include a selection of short films made by Irish filmmakers for the 2016 festival. Both screenings are suitable for audiences over 14 years of age.
The full festival programme is available at www.freshfilmfestival.net
Fresh Film Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City and County Council, Clare County Council, and RTÉ Supporting The Arts.