Sunday, 26 October 2014

Local students shortlisted for student film awards

Barry and Anne-Marie are ‘drinkaware’! 

Two Roscommon students have been shortlisted for awards in a prestigious student film competition.

Barry Beirne, aged 24, from Boyle and Anne-Marie Lynch, aged 23, from Dysart, are shortlisted for prizes in the Dare2Bdrinkaware digital film competition, organised by the Digital Hub Development Agency and sponsored by drinkaware.ie.

Now in its third year, Dare2Bdrinkaware is a competition for third-level students, aimed at highlighting young people’s attitudes to alcohol. Ten short films – produced by students from all around Ireland – have been shortlisted for the 2010 competition, including a film produced by the Roscommon students.

Both Mr. Beirne and Ms. Lynch are members of the Lynch Productions team – made up of seven students from Athlone Institute of Technology – which produced a short film entitled ‘A Serious Mix Up’ about the poor decisions young people make when it comes to drinking.

“The winning films will be unveiled at an awards ceremony next week, and the shortlisted teams are in the running to win up to €5,000 in prize money.

They will also get the chance to meet one of Ireland’s most successful film directors, Dearbhla Walsh. Ms. Walsh, who recently won an Emmy Award for directing the television series ‘Little Dorrit’, will present the top prize and make a keynote speech at the ceremony.”