Nemeton movies showcased at Dungarvan’s SGC

film-2233658_1920The students of the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production, based at Nemeton TV, held their annual showcase in Dungarvan’s SGC Cinema on May 18th. The original work of ten students was celebrated amongst friends, family and those who participated in the films.
The highly acclaimed post-graduate Higher Diploma in Television Production is accredited by Waterford Institute of Technology and backed by Údarás na Gaeltachta. It is widely regarded as the most industry-focused course in the media sector.
The core belief is that third level courses are relevant, dynamic and genuinely prepare students for industry. The course is there to help equip students with the skills needed for the television and media industries.
The films featured in the showcase offered a fascinating and wide range of stories. “It was a wonderful showcasing of the creativity and imaginations of the next generation of television producers, directors and editors” said Course Director Moira Sweeney.
‘An Lá a Thit an Condor’, directed by Niall Kenny and co-edited with Allister Higgens, is a blend of reconstruction and archive, with the filmmaker’s grandfather recalling the day eight German pilots landed in Nenagh during World War Two.
‘Turas an Dreóilín’ is an observational documentary in which the filmmaker Donie Nolan captures the unique tradition of the Carrigkerry Wren Boys in his native West Limerick during Christmas 2016.
‘Is Cuimhin Liom’, by filmmaker Sarah McCoy, portrayed an intimate and at times humorous portrait of Alzheimer’s victim Gerald Linehan.
Film maker and musician Nuala Dalton explores the hidden musical tradition and history of her native South Carlow and Blackstairs Mountain Range in her film, ‘B’Fhearr Liom na Sléibhte’.
‘Seachtain i Saol Beirt Pholatóir’ is a quirky observational documentary in which filmmakers Neil Hallahan and Cóilín Duffy contrast the busy lives of a Senator and a TD from Cork over the course of a week.
In ‘Ó Lads go Fir’, filmmaker and hurler Cian O Halloran traces the lead up to the Waterford Under-21 Hurling team’s 2016 All Ireland win, which ended 24 years of heartache.
In ‘An tAthair Ó Fiannachta’, director Fiona Griffin and editor Ryan O’Dwyer give us a touching portrait of the much loved Irish language scholar Padraig Ó Fiannachta of Dingle who died in 2016. The film features friends such as the great Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.
Nemeton TV CEO Irial Mac Mhurchú praised the consistent high quality of the films in his opening speech: “Each year we are delighted to see the graduates of the course find work with us in Nemeton TV and in production companies and television stations all over the country.”
Eibhlín de Paor of Údáras na Gaeltachta spoke of the “vital role the course filled in preparing students with the skills needed to enter a competitive industry.”

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