Wicklow filmmakers scoop TWO awards at this year’s Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2023

Avondale Community College have picked up two awards at this year’s Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year.

The Wicklow students had a double success on the night winning Best School with director Maria Nogales Cid’s short Vivamus, Moriendum Est a stunning paper-cut based animation following the growth of a person as the different seasons go on.

While Killian Foley was awarded the RTÉ 60 Second Award for his short form work A New Terrain. 

Presented annually by Fresh International Film Festival, RTÉ and Screen Ireland, the IYFTYs celebrate the filmmaking work of young people aged 7 to 18 years. They reflect both the unique stories and shared experiences of global youth from Ireland to Austria, Spain to Senegal, Peru to Palestine, Ukraine to Korea, Brazil to the USA. This year, Fresh International Film Festival, generously supported by the Arts Council and many other partners and sponsors, welcomed more than a thousand short film submissions.

Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards are made possible with the support, investment and partnership of The Arts Council, Screen Ireland, RTÉ Young People’s Department, Coimisiún na Meán, Limerick City and County Council, the National Talent Academy for Animation, Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board, Take 2 Talent Management, The Radharc Trust, Magpie 6 Media and Fighting Words. 

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