Dublin City champions Rubbish Film Festival

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

The first-ever Dublin City Rubbish Film Festival for Transition Year Students in Secondary Schools was held on a pilot basis this year, with entries from 15 participating schools across the city.

The festival challenged students to create a one-minute short film focussing on the topics of litter, waste prevention and responsible consumption, with participating schools receiving onsite learning and support to help students produce their entries. 

Students showcased great creativity and innovation, producing 28 short films that were both educational and entertaining.

Two films and a poster design were selected as the winners in their respective categories and they will go forward to represent Dublin City at the National Awards in Co. Meath on May 3, 2023.

These included Loreto College from St. Stephen’s Green, which won best film for ‘The Bottle’, Clogher Road Community College, Crumlin, was named runner up for ‘Your Choice’ and St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Glasnevin, won for its poster ‘Trashbusters.’

Fifty-two schools and over seventy entries from six counties will compete for the National Awards. 

The ‘Rubbish Film Festival’ isa fantastic initiative which demonstrates the creativity and enthusiasm of young people in Dublin City, and we congratulate all those involved in making it such a success, said Green Schools Officer for Dublin City Council, Audrey Duff.

For more information about the ‘Rubbish Film Festival’, view www.RubbishFilmFestival.com or contact [email protected].

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