We have a digital storytelling and movie masterclass on the RTÉ Home School Hub. Ever wondered what happens behind the camera of your favourite movie? Well we're showing you the magic of the movies and how to make your own short movie!

Lenny Abrahamson talks to Seamus on directing and filmmaking. We also have our friends from Cartoon Saloon giving us a behind the scenes look at an animation studio and explaining what goes into creating animated film and TV series.

Plus we'll be showcasing loads of amazing films across the week from young filmmakers from both Fisfilmproject.ie and the Fresh Film International Festival.

Sit back and get some popcorn... the movies are about to begin!

FÍS

FÍS is a successful short film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. Under the current circumstances the FÍS partners (PDST and IADT) are linking in with RTÉ's Home School Hub to bring their wonderful resources to the attention of teachers working and children learning from home that they can be supported remotely, to continue to learn about the filmmaking process and how it can be applied in a curriculum relevant way.

If you are interested in any of the short films you see this week on Home School Hub then you can watch them in full at fisfilmproject.ie website. You can also find resources for stop motion animation making here and resources for live-action Film-making here.

Because of the current school closures, FÍS has also developed a fast-track, paired-back resource: #MakeAFilmAtHome blog. The series is packed with samples and video tutorials to inspire creativity. So why not let this time be a great opportunity to learn how to make either a live-action film or stop motion animation... it’s lots of fun!

FÍS is an initiative of the Dept. of Education & Skills and is a collaborative partnership between the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology’s National Film School, (IADT). 

Fresh Films

Fresh Film was established in 1997 and is dedicated to encouraging young people to make films and to empower them as artists. 

Fresh hosts Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards and Fresh International Film Festival, it distributes Irish made young people's film worldwide, runs co-productions, masterclasses, in-school programmes and screenings and is a founder member of the international Youth Cinema Network.

In its time Fresh has received and watched thousands of films and we are always impressed by the talent and ingenuity of young filmmakers.

If you are interested in any of the short films you see this week you can visit freshfilmfestival.com for more information. Also, with a parent/guardian you can check out YouTube to see other films and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Schedule 

RTÉ Home School Hub Movie week schedule: 

Date         

Movie            

Organisation        

Monday 18th May

Spark

Fresh Films

Tuesday 19th May

Constance Markeivecz

FÍS

Tuesday 19th May

Toast

Fresh Films

Wednesday 20th May   

The Life Cycle of the Salmon   

FÍS

Wednesday 20th May

When Art is Passion

Fresh Films

Wednesday 20th May

Children Can't Resist

FÍS

Thursday 21st May

Monkey Madness

FÍS

Thursday 21st May

One Small Change

Fresh Films

Thursday 21st May

Say Something

FÍS

Friday 22nd May

The New Boy

FÍS

Friday 22nd May

School for Super Heroes

FÍS

Friday 22nd May

Gone but not Forgotten

FÍS

Friday 22nd May

The Depths

Fresh Films