Friday 28th 1pm - 3.30pm

Live life

LiveLife Programme

The Donal Walsh LiveLife Film Competition is a national one, open to all. It invites participants to create two-minute films about what living life means to people. This is in honour of Donal Walsh, an exceptional young man who displayed remarkable courage, dignity and bravery at age 16 when he lost his battle with cancer. The powerful and life-affirming message he left us with triggered a nationwide conversation on suicide. Young people claimed that his message had touched them and changed their outlook on life. His family works to continue spreading his message and this is the purpose behind the annual LiveLife film competition.

This year’s theme is ‘Make Every Second Count’ and First Cut! is pleased to be screening the winning films in each of the competition’s three categories: primary school, secondary school and adult.

Introduction:  Mary Lucey (Coordinator of Live Life National Film Competition), The Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation.

Adult Winning Films:
Infinite - Ian Harrington, Killarney
Escape: A Social Commentary Short Film - John Holmes / Darragh Clark, Tralee
The Timekeeper - Noel McElligott

Secondary School Winning Films:
Donal Walsh 2017 Live Life Film Competition Entry - Nathan Hackett, Scoil Mhuire, Clane, Co.Kildare
Make Every Second Count - Janet Polli, Tralee
Stay Longer - Alannah Brent, Listowel

Primary School Winning Films:
Make Every Second Count - Sionnach Elkka Langan, Cork
Clocks - Caherline National School, Co. Limerick
Live Life - Drama Rama, Cork

Panel discussion with LiveLife filmmakers Janet Polli, Hugo Wells, Roksana Mucaj, Julie O Grady, Kyle English, Aoife King, John Holmes and Darragh Clarke.


AquaSpace Programme

Transition Year Video Contest: “Where does your fish for dinner come from?”

AquaSpace is an EU H2020 funded project comprising 22 partners across the world. Each European country is running a national schools video competition. The Irish competition, which is the pilot contest, is being run by the MaREI Centre in UCC. The AquaSpace video contest conveys the views of young people on aquaculture and educates them on where the fish we eat for dinner comes from.

We are happy to present the six winning films.

Introduction:  Ellen MacMahon (Research Assistant – Coastal and Marine Governance, MaREI Centre, University College Cork)

The Journey of a Farmed Fish - Coláiste na Mí, Navan
How Our View Has Changed - Coláiste na Mí, Navan
Sammy the Salmon - Coláiste Muire, Cobh
From Sea to Fork - Coláiste Muire, Cobh
Finding Timmy - Coláiste Muire, Cobh
Aquaculture: Our Future For Dinner - Coláiste Muire, Cobh

This screening will be followed by an audience award prize giving ceremony.

These programmes are directly followed by Open Submissions Programme 1.