Young film mak­ers claim na­tional award

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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.

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