Ireland's Young Filmmakers 2

Five special 15-minute film collections showcasing the best short films made by Ireland’s young filmmakers.

Guidance: Aged 11+

Ireland's Young Filmmakers Programme 2:


Ashling Sugrue (2014)
A cat who wants to dance discovers a strange creature in the forest and decides to show her the humans’ Summer Festival.

In My Own words

Karl Reddy, Aoife Durkin, Holly McDermott, Sinead Giblin and James Matthews, St. Colmcille’s Community School (2016)
A teenage boy tells the story of how he has not allowed his speech and language difficulties to define him as a person. This is Karl Reddy’s true story.

Late Doctor’s Daughter

Julia Twamley, Tallaght Young Filmmakers (2014)
A man grieving the tragic loss of his daughter will try anything to get her back.

Over the past 25 years the Fresh International Film Festival has celebrated and recognised the best films made by young people from Ireland and around the world.

These five specially commissioned film programmes showcase the best in young filmmaking talent in Ireland. The screenings offer the viewer a chance to glimpse the world as seen and imagined by young people.

Fresh Film is dedicated to encouraging young people to make films and empowering them as young artists

Fresh Film is a national organisation for children and young people who are interested in film as makers and viewers. In 1997 Fresh was established as the educational element of the Limerick Film Festival, since then it has grown into an established young people’s film organisation with year long activities.

The programme is dedicated to encouraging young filmmakers though screenings, workshops, travel opportunities and in-class projects designed for children and young people aged 7 – 18.

In 2021 Fresh will celebrate its 25th annual Fresh International Film Festival and will host the Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year awards.

Fresh Film has taken care in programming these collections of films made by 7 -18-year-old filmmakers. The collections reflect topics that are educational, interesting, and important to children & young people. We hope that you enjoy watching them.
As we do not know your children & young people, we advise parents and guardians to preview the films before watching with younger children and to watch them together.

Fresh Film is dedicated to encouraging young people to make films and empowering them as young artists and is supported by Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council.