Action! Nenagh Children’s Film Festival gets underway
Nenagh Children's Film Festival, now in its second year, was established by Nenagh Arts Centre to support film-makers who create work for young audiences.
As an international festival they have 37 films from all over the world including Norway, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Italy, France, USA, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Russia and Ireland.
The three-day festival, from June 11-13, will include feature, shorts and animated screenings, workshops, interviews and behind the scenes as well submissions from schools and the work of the next generation in animation.
Festival highlights include: 13-year-old animator James Morgan interviews Gráinne Fordham of Wolfwalkers & Cartoon Saloon to discover things like why she got into animation and what is her favourite style. James started a Youtube channel – jamstudios – two years ago and last year he was selected for the Next Generations Animators Section at Nenagh Children’s Film Festival and subsequently won 2nd place in Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year. The schoolboy has been making Lego Stop Motion films since he was just five-years-old.
Nine-year-old Lyra Connelly interviews award-winning actress Eva Whittaker, the voice of Mebh Óg MacTíre in Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers
Coffee N Chats with St Brendan The Navigator - A Mocku-interview with St Brendan, a film funded by the Arts Council working with 18-25 years olds from Tipperary. Cast includes Amy the Albatros (puppet), St Brendan, Christopher Columbus and host Geraldine Gilhooly. Music by Emma Langford. The festival invited schools to submit their short films to NCFF. The grand finale will be the Festival Awards Ceremony hosted by RTÉ news2day’s Aisling Moloney
“Our creative youth need events like these now more than ever,” says Eva Birdthistle, Artistic Director of Nenagh Arts Centre.
Head to www.nenagharts.com for more information and bookings.
View the full programme at: https://www.nenagharts.com/nenagh-childrens-film-festival/