FÍS (meaning “Vision”) is a film project for primary schools. Its aim is to explore film as a medium of expression in the arts and to introduce children to aspects of the film-making process. FÍS is based at the National Film School at IADT.
The project was initiated by the Department of Education and Science, in 2000, with the support of the AIB Millennium Fund, Blackrock Education Centre, the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum & Assessment), IFI (Irish Film Institute), NCTE (National centre for Technology in Education) and IADT.
The three year pilot programme was an unequivocal success. As a result FÍS is now a part of the mainstream curriculum in primary schools throughout Ireland. Teachers receive professional development and equipment such as cameras and tripods.
The FIS National Film awards take place annually to celebrate the achievements of the primary school children involved in the project.
“Since the inception of FÍS, the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dún Laoghaire, has provided superb professional input, excellent project management and high-quality support for the project schools.”
Mary Hanafin, Minister for Education and Science
For more information or a comprehensive Resource Pack, please visit http://www.fis.ie.