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Young film-makers honoured for documentary

May 8th, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Comedian Pat Shortt with Peter McEvory, Radharc; Jane Foley, founder of Fresh Film Festival; Maria Ní Mhurchú Radharc; Norma Healy, principal, and Olive Creed, teacher (back), with students of Cappabue Primary School, Kilnaknappoge, Cork, winners of the Radharc award at the junior finals for the Fre

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A WEST Cork primary school has won an award for their film which saw them interview parents and grandparents for a glimpse into their pasts.

Cappabue National School, Kilnaknappoge near Kealkil won the Radharc Cultural and Heritage Junior Young Award at Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2019 for their film, ‘A Blast from the Past’, a short documentary where parents and grandparents were interviewed about their childhood experiences.

The competition received a record of almost 1,700 entries this year. Founded in 1959, Radharc is considered one of Ireland’s most important independent documentary production companies.

Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year is the highlight of Limerick’s Fresh Film Festival, which is now in its 23rd Year.

The festival encourages young people from Ireland and overseas, aged seven to 18 years, to create, exhibit and share films.

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