Credits roll for our young filmmakers

July 3rd, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Dympna Daly, Director of the West Cork Education Centre, and retired principal Noel Coakley, making a presentation to Derry Twomey and Molly May Creedon of Cappabue N.S, as part of the FÍS project. (Photos:Tony McElhinney)

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SEVEN primary schools from West Cork who took part in a film project have been congratulated for their talent and originality. 

Bantry Cinemax was the venue for the hugely successful screening of films by school children who participated in FÍS.

FÍS explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces children to aspects of the film-making process. It encourages creativity and imagination among children and their teachers in Irish primary schools. 

It also enables children to learn about the techniques involved in telling a story through film, including: planning, scripting, storyboarding, cameras, lighting, audio, music, set design, post production editing, costume and of course acting. 

Throughout the process, children also develop skills in communicating, working in a team, taking responsibility, collaborating with others, making decisions and problem solving.

The screening was organised by Harriet McCormack from the West Cork Education centre with thanks to Stephen Keohane who generously facilitated the screening in Bantry Cinemax. 

Director, Dr. Dympna Daly congratulated the seven schools in West Cork who participated this year and presented the awards with Noel Coakley.

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