FÍS Film Project Awards 2019

Everyone was red carpet ready at The Helix Theatre DCU Dublin on Wednesday 13th November to celebrate the FÍS Film Project Awards 2019. As with other years, the standard and quality of entries were first class


There is an open invitation to all Irish primary schools to enter films into the annual national FÍS Film Awards competition creating a (up to) five-minute film on a subject of their choice. The competition closes on the last Friday of June each year.


Organised jointly by PDST Technology in Education and Dun Laoghaire Institute for Art, Design & Technology (IADT), the project culminates each year in the annual FÍS Film Festival where 25 films are shortlisted for awards in what is essentially an "Oscars" ceremony for Irish schoolchildren. The Awards Ceremony is a large-scale national event with over 900 people in attendance, filmed and broadcast by students and staff from the National Film School at IADT and it is live- streamed via


About FÍS


FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy and it’s also lots of fun! The FÍS methodology empowers teachers and children to explore the medium of film and digital media in the primary curriculum.  FÍS helps develop many different areas of the primary curriculum and in particular develops active learning, creative thinking, language, imagination, collaborative learning and problem solving skills as well as giving children hands-on experience of using creative technology as part of the film making process.


Congratulations to Gardiner Street Primary school for winning the overall award for their beautiful film “The story of The Willow Tree Patern”.


Gardiner Street Primary School
Gardiner Street Primary School


List of 2019 finalists:


St. Paul's Primary School
Scoil Mhuire Moycullen
Our Lady of Mercy NS
Scoil na gCailíní
Gardiner Street
Scoil Naomh Iosef
Lackamore NS
Abbeyleix South NS
Scoil Naomh Eirc
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál
Scoil San Phroinsias
St. Michaels College Junior Shool
Sacred Heart NS
Cappaghwhite National school
Newtown Dunleckney Ns
St. Hughs NS
Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh
Gaelscoil Riabhach
Scoil Raifteirí
St Peter's N.S
Killury National School
Carrigaline Educate Togeter
Scoil Pádraig Naofa
Ayr Hill NS
St. Joseph's Rathmullen



FÍS Awards Ceremony 2019