June 18, 2021

And the winner is … Young Waterford filmmakers in the frame to win top award

A  group of young filmmakers from Waterford have been named as the Audience Award winners of the Cork Munster Heat and are now in-line to be named national champions.  

The SWAY Project, a group of young people from Waterford between the ages of 15-17, won for their film about the value of friendship called ‘Long Story Short’.

The SWAY Project said they were thrilled with the news of their success saying: “It’s a good accomplishment for everyone that helped out with the film and its go amazing to be acknowledged by the young people watching the film.”

Films screened at the Cork Munster regional heats included films from Cork, Waterford and Kerry. 

Movies shortlisted for the final will be screened at Fresh International Film Festival 2020 in Limerick from March 23 to 28.

The SWAY Project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Picture: Maeve Yee (far left) and Alex Moloney (far right) of Fresh International Film Festival presenting the Audience Award to finalists Shamie McDonagh and Oran Stacy, both 16 from the Sway Project in Waterford City. Pic: Beth Pym/ilovelimerick


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