Lisnafunchin NS on the big screen

Students at Lisnafunchin National School are eagerly awaiting the annual FÍS Film Festival, which will take place on November 8 in the Helix, Dublin.

Students at Lisnafunchin National School are eagerly awaiting the annual FÍS Film Festival, which will take place on November 8 in the Helix, Dublin.

This awards extravaganza celebrates primary school children’s creative thinking, imagination and teamwork through the medium of film, and Lisnafunchin NS has been shortlisted for ‘CSI Lisnafunchin.’ The film, produced by fifth- and sixth-class pupils, is a fun approach to a thriller demonstrating strong production and editing techniques.

A wide variety of films and animations have been shortlisted for this year’s festival from schools around the country. From storyboarding to post-production, the children have developed, directed and starred in these original short films.

Now in its 8th year, the festival includes awards for acting, directing, animation, adaptation, editing, special effects, soundtrack and production design.

“There was a 100% increase in the number of entries compared to last year and the standard of the films impressed all the judges,” said Karin Whooley, PDST Technology in Education. “FÍS gives children the opportunity to use digital technologies to support their learning across a range of curricular areas including literacy development and assessment” and helps develop social skills.