LYS Teens Anti-Smoking Film in X-HALE Short Film Contest 2018 Finals

X-HALE Short Film Contest 2018

Promotional picture from the anti-smoking film ‘A Smokers Nightmare’ in the National Finals of X-HALE Short Film Contest 2018.

LYS Teens Anti-Smoking Film in X-HALE Short Film Contest 2018 Finals

One boy ignores his friend’s warnings about why he needs to stop smoking. Will he quit after a nightmare that predicts his future? That is the question asked in A Smoker’s Nightmare, a thought-provoking short film made by teenage boys from Limerick Youth Service.

The boys, who are members of LYS’ Southside & City Centre Youth Group, wrote and starred in the film which was made with the support of the Irish Cancer Society for their XHALE Short Film Competition.

‘The boys made the film because they want to highlight the long-term consequences of smoking,’ said Tracy Lawlor, LYS.

‘They are all interested in promoting a healthier lifestyle for teenagers and wanted to use their artistic and dramatic skills to get their message across,’ said Tracy, Youth & Family Support Worker.

The final of the X-HALE short film contest 2018 will take place in the Helix, Dublin on July 5th and ahead of it the boys are asking the people of Limerick to support them by viewing the film.

The film can be viewed on Limerick Youth Service’s website or below, with the boys asking the people of Limerick to view and share the film online.

‘The youth group put a lot of time and energy into making A Smoker’s Nightmare and should be very proud of what they have achieved,’ said Tracy adding ‘they are really looking forward to the national event.

The X-HALE short film contest 2018 aims to encourage young people to take the lead in becoming Ireland’s First Tobacco-free Generation and is supported by the Irish Cancer Society.

LYS’ Youth & Family Support Project is supported by Tusla and engages with young people and their families through social, educational and personal development programmes.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.

Watch their short film here;


For more stories on Limerick Youth Service, go here.

For more information on the X-HALE Short Film Competition 2018, go here.

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