Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane win Best Short Film at Cork Film Festival!

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane,Co. Cork students were thrilled, when short film, ‘Oiche Nollaig na mBan‘ won Best Short Film at the Cork Film Festival.

Oiche Nollaig na mBan, which was based on the Sean O Riordan poem of the same name, opened the Cork Film Festival on Friday 11th November.

The project first began when Cork film director, Oonagh Kearney stumbled across a video of Presentation Ballyphehane School Choir singing in the All-Island School Choir competition, a competition they won twice!!

They were singing Fuinneamh, a piece of music which was commissioned for the choir.

Oonagh liked the music and came up with the idea of the short film.

The film was shot on school grounds last year, and in Fota.

The girls were very excited to take part in a film and are absolutely over the moon that it has won, Best Short Film in the International Cork Film Festival.

Fuinneamh is also the sound track to the film.

(Thanks to Nicola Barrett, School Prinicpal, for sharing the above article and photo with CEIST).