IADT’s National Film School Students Central to the Broadcasting of the 13th FÍS Film Festival

IADT’s NFS MA in Broadcast Production for Radio & TV students showcased their practical production skills to a capacity audience at the FÍS Film Festival Awards Ceremony for primary schools. The students were responsible for the broadcasting and filming of this terrific event. It was streamed live via the FÍS Film Project website courtesy of the National Education & Research network, HEAnet.

There was a full house at the Helix Theatre and the NFS students rose to the occasion. The success of the event is largely down to their professionalism, enthusiasm, flexibility, adaptability and eagerness to learn.  

Students worked with industry experts for OB Unit, Set Design, Lighting Ops, Projector & Screen Ops, Jib Ops and RTE Presenter, Sinead Kennedy. They gained real world broadcasting experience that they can take forward into their future careers.  The feedback from industry contractors, NFS Film Dept. staff and FÍS Management was very positive.

Speaking at the festival, FÍS Manager, Bernie Meagher said “There is great synergy between the technical production requirements of the festival and the aims of the MA which is a production-centered programme. The FÍS Film Festival Award Ceremony is an important date in the IADT calendar and it’s reassuring to know that we can team up with the NFS staff and students to deliver this logistically challenging event.  The key thing here is that there is an industry relevant student experience embedded in IADT’s MA in Broadcast Production for Radio & TV programme. Win win."

NFS Student Crew for FIS FIlm Festival 2017.
NFS Student Crew for FIS FIlm Festival 2017.