FÍS Film Project
Introducing film into the primary classroom


Hall of Fame

2017 Hall of Fame of Highly Commended Films is up online now – take a peek!


Final call for entries!
13 Jun

Only 2 weeks left to get your entries in for this year’s FÍS Film Festival. The closing date is 30 June 2014.

For details on how and where, see our Submit A Film page.

Entries Welcome for 2014 FÍS Film Festival
11 Feb

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 FÍS Film Festival. This year’s closing date is Monday, 30th June 2014 so plenty of time still for classes to script, design, plan and shoot a short film. Looking forward to seeing more entries than ever this year … so get cracking with those cameras!

For more information on submitting a film, click here.

InTouch magazine article about FÍS
17 Dec

Madeleine Murrary from PDST Technology in Education has written an article about FÍS in this month’s Teaching Matters section of InTouch Magazine.

Congratulations to FÍS Film Project Winners

St Colman’s NS Scoop 2013 Award
6 Nov

St. Colman’s NS, Ballymote, Co. Mayo scoop the top prize, the Aileen MacKeogh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film-making, at the 2013 FIS Film Festival with their film “School Days Over”.

Children from St Colman's accept their award.

Children from St Colman’s accept their award

FÍS Film Festival 2013 – Finalists Announced
18 Sep

The 24 shortlisted finalists for this year’s FÍS Film Festival have been announced today. They cover schools from all over Ireland and we are looking forward to seeing them all in The Helix on 6 November!

  1. Carysfort National School, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
  2. St. Brigid’s National School, Toreen, Co. Mayo.
  3. Scoil Iognáid, Gaillimh.
  4. St. Colman’s, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
  5. St. Paul’s Christian Brothers School, Dublin 7.
  6. Scoil Chaitighern, Eyeries, Co. Cork.
  7. St. Michael’s National School, Sneem, Co. Kerry.
  8. Wicklow Educate Together National School, Wicklow.
  9. Behy National School, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
  10. Lauragh National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  11. Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
  12. Fossa National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  13. Rush National School, Rush, Co. Dublin.
  14. Little Angels School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
  15. Scoil Mhaoiliosa, Upton, Co. Cork.
  16. St. Peter’s National School,  Dungourney, Co. Cork.
  17. Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Athy, Co. Kildare.
  18. Scoil Raifteirí, Castlebar, Mayo.
  19. Cappabue National School, Kealkil, Co. Cork
  20. Scoil Realt na Mara, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  21. Scoil Bhride, Shantalla, Galway.
  22. Ladyswell National School, Dublin 15.
  23. St. Aiden’s National School, Monasteraden, Sligo.
  24. Scoil Barra, Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

Commiserations to those schools who were not shortlisted.

MEDEA Awards: inviting entries
23 Jul

The European MEDEA Awards is an annual competition that encourages innovation and good practice in the use of media in education. Some of you who’ve made a film or animation for FÍS might be interested in entering these awards. The closing date is 30 September 2013. More information on how to participate is available at


2013 – Now closed for submissions
28 Jun

The closing date has passed for entries to this year’s FÍS Film Festival. Now it’s the exciting part for us … the judging! Our judges are going to review all the entries received in the coming weeks and we’ll be in touch with schools in September if you have been shortlisted for the festival. Good luck to everyone who submitted a film!

What do pupils think of film-making?
21 Jun

Some pupils in Sligo decided to see if film-making was beneficial in helping them understand and learn their history. See what they found out

Tick tock … 27 June is fast approaching
11 Jun

The closing date for entries to the 2013 FÍS Film Awards is fast approaching! All films must be received in the FÍS Office by 27th June 2013. So, get cracking, there’s not long to go!

News listing
4 Jun

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

FÍS Film Festival 2017
June 30th 2017

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