Young film-makers are honoured
FORGET about Hollywood, Tuosist was the capital of filmmaking as talented youngsters from the parish claimed two of the top prizes at the annual FÍS Children's Film Festival 2013.
The students from Lauragh National School and Scoil Realt na Mara were among four Kerry schools presented with prizes at the event, which is widely regarded as the Oscars of young filmmaking in Ireland.
The other Kerry winners at the glitzy event in The Helix in Dublin were St Michael's National School in Sneem and Fossa National School in Killarney.
St Michael's National School, Sneem was awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement in Creative Adaptation' for their film Robbie & Julia; Lauragh National School claimed the award for 'Outstanding Achievement in Production Design' for their film The Magic Box and Fossa National School, Killarney was presented with the 'Outstanding Achievement in Use of Location" for their film The Gold Cross of Fossa. Finally Scoil Realt na Mara, Tuosist was awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement in Acting' for their film The Will.
Over 800 people attended the red carpet event in Dublin along with the Kerry contenders; these included over 700 primary school children, their teachers and parents.
All the winning films can be viewed on www.fisfilmproject.ie