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Congratulations to winners at the Junior Film Fleadh Pitching Competition & Future Filmmakers

Honor Faughnan (16) of Dominican College, Taylor's Hill with Aisling Steward and Saoirse Dempsey (both 11) from Kilcolgan Educate Together
Honor Faughnan (16) of Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill with Aisling Steward and Saoirse Dempsey (both 11) from Kilcolgan Educate Together

Galway Film Centre is delighted to congratulate the joint 1st place winners of this years Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh!

Honor Faughnan (16) of Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill pitched her story ‘The Whale’s Way: A Silent Animation’ with confidence and ease. She really impressed the judging panel with her in depth knowledge and passion for Irish history, mythology and storytelling.

Aisling Steward and Saoirse Dempsey (11) of Kilcolgan Educate Together developed their film idea which was titled ‘Free’ and was pitched solely by Aisling. This writing duo really impressed the judges with an engaging and humourous story that included well developed and interesting characters, including ‘Jaegar Doodles’!

Each of the winners will receive a place on either an Animation or Live Action Drama, Easter or Summer Camp, courtesy of Galway Film Centre.

The Pitching Competition is always an exciting part of the Galway Junior Film Fleadh. It invites entrants aged between 8 and 16 to develop an idea for an original feature film, short film, TV series, documentary, web series, video game or animation and pitch it to a panel of judges. This year’s competition included a varied and impressive selection of pitches from a number of young people including:

  • Siobhan Conway from Coláiste Chiarán, Limerick
  • Francesca McKenna from St. Joseph’s Mercy, Navan, Co. Meath
  • Kyle O’Rourke from Coláiste Chiarán, Limerick
  • Aidan Mahon from Scoil Éanna, Oughterard, Co. Galway
  • Rowan Edwards from Scoil Iognáid, Galway

Congratulations also goes to Eimear Quinn whose animation ‘Untitled‘ placed 2nd and Ely Solan whose animation ‘Couch Battle’ placed 3rd in the Future Filmmakers category at the Junior Film Fleadh. Both Eimear and Ely produced their animations during the Galway Film Centre Easter Animation Camp 2017.

RTÉ News also got some footage of the day for News2day: https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/news2day-30001385/10800858/

Well done to all!

#Galway City of Film

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