18th Nov 2016

Scoil Mhuire triumphed at their first ever FIS Awards, taking home the gong for ‘Best Script’ for our film entry ‘The Betrayal of Eoin MacNeill’. The film was also a finalist in two other categories – ‘Best Drama’ & ‘Best Acting’. The event took place on Wednesday in the Helix theatre in DCU. It was a wonderful event with the Helix packed to the rafters. There was a huge camera crew on hand to record and to live stream the event. There was a huge screen upon which clips of the nominated and winning films were played and RTE’s Sinead Kennedy was on hand to present the show.

The standard of filmmaking from all the finalists was very high with some schools adding in stunning visual effects, wonderful music, great sets and superb storytelling. Visit the FIS website here to have a look at all the finalists’ films. Our film ‘The Betrayal of Eoin MacNeill‘ tells the story of the Castle Document forgery and the battle between Eoin MacNeill and Patrick Pearse for control of the volunteers. It can be watched on Scoil Mhuire TV now by clicking here. This film was also part of a longer 1916 film made by last year’s 6th class called ‘Blood Upon The Cobbles‘ and you can see that in full by clicking here.

Well done to all of Ms Brady’s 6th class from last year and a particular well done to Conor and Diarmaid for stepping up to receive the award AND a brilliant new iPad on behalf of the school. Have a look at the pictures below!