Graduates from WIT have been selected by three film festivals, Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival, Lispole Festival and Fingal Film Festival
Six graduates from Nemeton TV and WIT’s Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production course are excepting great recognition from a number of Irish film festival for their incredible work in film.
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival.
Sarah McCoy’s film ‘Is Cuimhin Liom’ I Remember has been selected for best student documentary in the areas of human rights, social and environmental issues at the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival.
Sarah’s film ‘Is Cuimin Liom’ is a touching, intimate and surprisingly humorous portrait of Gerald Linehan’s life. The film tells a story of how he and his family come to terms with his Alzheimers. Linehan’s family live in Ballincollig in County Cork, he originally hailed from Listowel in Kerry. In the film his wife and daughter recount humorous incidents from their lives together and deal with the sadness of his recent loss of his short term memory. Linehan is a great character with many stories and songs, Linehan was a famous boxer and footballer in his day and a great friend of John B Keane. John B Keane’s son is featured in the film. Linehan’s son Donal Linehan is one of Ireland’s most well-known rugby commentators and journalists.
Nial Kenny and Allister
Nial Kenny and Allister’s film ’An Lá a This an Condor’ The Day the Condor Fell was also selected by the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival. In an evocative blend of reconstruction and archive, the film was about the filmmaker’s grandfather as he recalls the day eight German pilots landed in Nenagh during WW2.
Fiona Griffin’s film ’Danny’ has been selected for the Lispole Festival. The talented filmmaker directed and edited a charming film about Danny Garrett from Lispole in Dingle who has maintained the traditional craft of chair making. The craft is dying but Danny is keeping it alive making eloquently crafted chairs in his workshop for locals and people further afield. This is a touching and humorous portrait of a unique man.
Fingal Film Festival
Deirdre Orme and Pat Phelan
Phelan Deirdre Orme and Pat Phelan’s film ’Jim of the Mill’ has been selected for the Fingal Film Festival. The Jim of the Mill pub is situated in Upperchurch near Thurles and is run by farming family Jim and Kae Ryan. They open their home with its flag-stoned kitchen, parlor and bar to the public once a week. Locals and many more from further afield fill the idyllic rural house for a mighty musical session each Thursday evening. In the film Pat and Deirdre capture the essence and craic of these unique music sessions with lively interviews from Jim, his talented musical daughters and locals.
All the graduates have just completed the one year Nemeton TV/WIT Higher Diploma in TV and Digital Media Production. Further details for the 2017-18 course can be found atnemeton.ie/training. This course is one of the most highly regarded filmmaking Post Graduate courses in the country. It is run by the Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Nemeton TV, one of Ireland’s leading production companies, and Údarás na Gaeltachta.