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Student Screening at Lighthouse Cinema

Griffith College film students posing with their awards outside the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin

Griffith College students present their work in Dublin city centre.

On Friday 29th May, Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema formed the backdrop for the final year showcase of Griffith College’s Film and Television students. The evening consisted of talks from student representative Aisling King Swords and Programme Director Tanya Doyle, as well as a private screening of each student’s short-film which they directed and produced as part of their final year project. The event, which was attended by family, friends and industry contacts, enabled the students to show off the culmination of their hard work from the past three years.

We were also delighted to have in attendance Emmy award-winning documentary director and feature film editor, Emer Reynolds. Emer won her Emmy for feature documentary The Farthest in 2017, and has repeatedly been recognised by the Irish Film and Television Awards. She has been awarded Best Editor in the IFTAs on several occasions, including for her work on Here Was Cuba, One Million Dubliner’s as well as Channel 4’s Shameless. Emer’s reputation in the industry far precedes her and the inspiring talk she gave the students was a clear indicator of her vast industry knowledge.

The student’s films varied greatly in subject matter, from a documentary containing the last known footage of Irish National Youth Ballet dancer, Katherine Lewis, aptly named ‘To the Pointe’, to a dark comedy entitled ‘Good Advice’ based on a psychiatrist who finds the bad things happening to her clients slowly start infiltrating in her own life.

Programme Director Tanya Doyle stated, “We were delighted to see the students work proudly on display at the Lighthouse for the second year in a row. Making a film is one thing, but seeing it on a big screen is another, and we’re so happy we get to give the students this opportunity. Seeing the calibre of work tonight makes it clear to see just how hard they’ve worked, particularly this past year, and we couldn’t be happier of what they’ve achieved!”

Griffith was also delighted to offer the following student awards on the night:

  • Best Technical Craft (Cinematography) - Matthew Ryan 
  • Best Producer - Aisling King Swords
  • Best Director - Chloe Nolan
  • Best Overall Short Film  -  The Shop by Michael Kilkenny Hughes