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.
There was a great response from schools, with students showcasing their creativity and innovation in producing 28 short films that were both educational and entertaining.
Speaking about the festival, Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said, “we are delighted with the success of the ‘Rubbish Film Festival’. The students have shown great creativity, and their enthusiasm for environmental issues has been inspiring. We hope that the festival will encourage others to take action and promote sustainability in the city.”
Two films and a poster design were selected as the winners in their respective categories (see details below) and they will go forward to represent Dublin City at the National Awards in Co. Meath on May 3rd 2023. Fifty-two schools and over seventy entries from six counties are competing for the National Awards.
Green Schools Officer for Dublin City Council, Audrey Duff said, “the ‘Rubbish Film Festival’ is a 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.”
The Winning Entries were:
Best Film: ‘The Bottle’ – Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green
Runner Up Film: ‘Your Choice’ – Clogher Road Community College, Crumlin
Best Poster: ‘Trashbusters’ – St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Glasnevin
Source: Dublin City Council