Young film makers claim national award
THE film making talents of some Wicklow students have been recognised at a national festival.
Bog Standard, a PURE WICKED short environmental animation picked up Best Animation at the 20th Junior Galway Film Fleadh recently.
The short film was created during a two week environmental/animation training programme which was based in the Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, where participants developed and created animations based on environmental themes related to the Pure Project, – illegal dumping, litter, fly-tipping, recycling, pollution, climate change.
During the two week training programme students created their own storylines and characters under the guidance of experienced and professional animators and tutors.
The film tells the story of business man Shady Tony and his unfortunate awaking of an angry ancient bog body when Shady and his crew are breaking ground on a new landfill site. The film was created by Aoife Duffy, Dylan Cuffe, Ardan Cunningham, Conor Ryan and Joshua Hanrahan, all from the Tinahely area.
The Galway win was the fourth festival success for the group and follows Best Animation at The Blackrock Animation Film Festival, the prestigious Brownbag Animation Award at the Fresh Film Festival and recently picking up an award at the ‘Up To 21’ film festival in Poland.