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Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021 closing date for entries is February 22

Irelands Young Filmmaker closing date – The closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating young filmmakers from Ireland is Monday, February 22, 2021. Picture: Dermot Culhane.

Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021 closing date for entries is February 22

Irelands Young Filmmaker closing date

Jayne Foley, Festival Founder (3rd from left) pictured here with young filmmakers from around Ireland (picture taken before social distancing). Picture: Dermot Culhane.

The closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating the best in young filmmaking is Monday February 22, 2021.

Fresh Film is an advocate for young filmmakers and encourages young people to make films by hosting the annual Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards. Fresh International Film Festival 2021 takes place from March 22 – 28, 2021, and is open to young people from 7-18 years of age.

This year Fresh celebrates its 25th year and continues to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work on the big screen and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year and to win €1000 towards their next film.  All submissions are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award for documentaries, the Cartoon Saloon Animation Award, the RTÉ 60 Second Award, the Film in the Irish Language award, and the RTÉ Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards.

The Festival has Junior (7-12 years), Senior (12- 18 years), and International categories for individual and group projects. Young filmmakers can enter as independents, as part of their school, or in a group. Films must be original and can be up to 15 minutes duration for Seniors or 10 minutes duration for Juniors. 

As part of its Fresh International strand, it distributes Irish films made by young people to festivals all over the world and seeks opportunities for young people to participate in international exchanges.

 

Speaking about the final call for entries, Festival Director and Founder Jayne Foley said, “We extended our closing date for entries to Monday, February 22 to give filmmakers more time to put together their films for this year’s Festival this means we gave an extra month to young people to put the finishing touches to your films! It’s incredible to be celebrating our 25th birthday this year and we are going to have a really exciting event at this year’s Festival looking back at the many young filmmakers that ‘got their start’ at Fresh.”

Closing date for entries is Monday, February 22, 2021. Irelands Young Filmmaker closing date

The full festival programme will be available shortly. Further details and application forms can be found at www.freshfilmfestival.com

 

For more stories about Fresh Film go HERE

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