FÍS Film Project in a Primary School
FÍS Film Project in a Primary School


IADT’s National Film School is at the forefront of third level film education in Ireland. As part of our strategic engagement we also work with a variety of stakeholders from primary education through to industry.

The FÍS Initiative is a suite of film and digital storytelling projects for primary and post-primary groups and their support networks including teachers, parents and community groups. FÍS partners with the Professional Development Services for Teachers (PDST), the Irish Film Institute (IFI), Fresh Film Festival and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office across a number of projects.

A highly successful film project that allows children to explore film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, introduces them to the film-making process and embeds the creative use of technology in Irish classrooms. Films can be entered into a nationwide competition where shortlisted films are acknowledged and celebrated in front of an audience of almost 1,000 at the annual FÍS Film Awards Ceremony at the Helix Theatre.

An award winning project promoting gender equality in the film industry. Transition Year, fifth and sixth year students can participate in an annual three day masterclasses series with inspiring successful female industry experts and mentors. Developed in partnership with Young Irish Film Makers and co-funded by DLR County Council Arts Office.

This commission supports emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown region, funded by DLR County Council Arts Office, managed by Filmbase, IADT National Film School partners to provide facilities and equipment for the shortlisted production companies.

This course guides post-primary students to learn how to explore, create and share films. The course is a collaboration with the Irish Film Institute and Fresh Film Festival.