Kilkenny's Young Irish Filmakers to present at prestigious summer school

It takes place in Kippure at the end of the month

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Kilkenny's Young Irish Filmakers to present at prestigious summer school

NYCI, courtesy of Young Irish Filmmakers.

Kilkenny-based national organisation the Young Irish Filmakers (YIFM) have been invited to the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) to present at its prestigious annual summer school.

The summer school is being held in County Wicklow this year.

The NYCI – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on artists and those working with young people from around Kilkenny to join in its annual summer school.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Conquer Your Fear: Creative Digital Technology and Youth Work’, and it takes place from May to June 1 in Kippure, near Blessington.

“We’re delighted to have Young Irish Filmmakers at the summer school this year,” says Anne O’ Gorman of the NYCI .

“Their workshop ‘Overcoming Obstacles in Digital Film’ is proving really popular, and is sure to provide a fascinating insight into the filmmaking process.”

No previous experience is necessary.

“At this year's youth arts summer school, we're bringing together youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners to look at new skills for delivering creative activities using new technologies – and the confidence to use them,” said Ms O’ Gorman.

“If you think you need to know more about all things digital, and would like to bring technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and digital filmmaking into your work with young people then we would encourage you to book your place and join us in Kippure.”

For more information see youtharts.ie, contact anneog@nyci.ie or call 01-4784122.

Participants can choose from two areas to focus on over the three days and the subsided cost (including accommodation) for each is:

Overcoming Obstacles in Digital Film: €300 non-members/€250 members;

Makers Gonna Make: €350.00 non-members/€300.00 members (includes 'maker-kit' worth €250).