Young Irish Film Makers host their own ‘Oscars’

Kilkenny’s Young Irish Film Makers rolled out the red carpet for its young members whose work was celebrated at this year’s awards ceremony, the YIFMAs, on Saturday.

Kilkenny’s Young Irish Film Makers rolled out the red carpet for its young members whose work was celebrated at this year’s awards ceremony, the YIFMAs, on Saturday.

The YIFMAs were set up to celebrate the work done by YIFM at its headquarters in Kilkenny and with its outreach programme which works with youth organisations, community groups and schools all over the country.

Over 120 young people from all over the country arrived at the YIFM headquarters in Kilkenny to attend the awards. They got a chance to check out the new YIFM studio and also to try out some of the studio’s cool technology. Everyone then enjoyed watching the nominated movies.

A talented you man Andrew T Jordan went home with the Best Film Award for his film The Bridge. Other winners included Knockbeg Film Society’s Field of Honour for Best Editing, St Colman’s Secondary School, Mayo won Best Thriller for Guns ‘n’ Poses and the Junior Award went to a YIFM summer-camp movie 00-Woof.

The level of talent from this year’s entries was extraordinary. Young Irish Film Makers would like to say a big well done to and thank you to everyone involved in the awards this year and look forward to another year of film-making.

For more information on Young Irish Film Makers, contact claire@yifm.com or call 056 7764677.