Redeemer collects a top prize at FIS Film Festival

OLIVIA RYAN

Published 21/11/2012 | 09:15

REDEEMER Girls' School are celebrating their FIS Film festival success after winning a top prize at the Helix in Dublin last week.

The fourth and fifth class students won the prestigious 'Outstanding Award in Film Making for Cinematography' at the 2012 FÍS Film Festival for their colourful production of 'Looney Legends' which the judging panel said ' combines all the elements of good film-making

' The film was really a light hearted look at our favourite legends.

'All of the girls love the BBC show Horrible Histories, so we came up with the idea to put a different spin on that type of show, involving some of our own Irish myths and legends,' said teacher Michelle Condron.

She explained how they began by taking a comical look at the Finn MacCool story by filming a 'Get fit with Finn' segment.

'It was like a workout video with Finn MacCool, great fun for the girls to take part in. We followed with a very different slant on Queen's 'I Want It All' hit which involved Queen Maebh singing 'I Want The Bull!' added Michelle.

The school's third and final award winning segment saw them filming a Marks and Spencer type advertisement, with the tagline ' This is no ordinary salmon.'

'We tried to combine a lot of local history and legends, and make it fun and colourful to watch, so we were delighted to have won the overall award.

'It's a great achievement for the girls.'

Redeemer Girls school have a proud history with the FIS film festival, having been shortlisted five times for the finals, and scooping three major awards.

' This was our third big win, so I'm thrilled we made it a hat trick for the school,' added Michelle.

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