WATCH: Ballyheigue School’s Short To Screen At Boston International Film Festival

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Bouleenshere NS pupils Céide Hussey & Jack O Halloran as Mrs. and Mr. Twit in the school’s short film.

FILMS made by pupils at a Ballyheigue school will be screened at four international film festivals in the coming weeks.

St. Joseph’s N.S., Bouleenshere pupils made “The Chase” a silent film in the Charlie Chaplin genre.

It has won many awards since children from 2nd, 3rd & 4th classes took the camera, formulated the scenes and with fellow student Sam Fitzgerald as director and produced the classic silent slapstick comedy which has delighted audiences wherever it has been shown.

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T.J.O Halloran as Charlie Chaplin in The Chase.

“The Chase” has won numerous awards including First Prize at Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the year Awards 2016, first place in the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville and has received a FÍS film award both in Dublin and Kerry.

Now the International stage beckons as it — along with their latest film “The Twits” based on the opening chapters of Roald Dahl’s famous book was completed in June last — will screen at the prestigious Boston International Film Festival.

It will also screen at International Film Festivals in the coming weeks in Chicago , New York and Mumbai India .

Principal, Mr . Dineen, wishes the pupils continued success and is grateful to the parents and the wider community for their continued support. You can watch both short movies below…

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