Young Offenders’ Demi Isaac Oviawe hosts Virtual Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards

first_imgNewsCommunityEntertainmentFilmLifestyleYoung Offenders’ Demi Isaac Oviawe hosts Virtual Ireland’s Young Filmmaker AwardsBy Staff Reporter – May 6, 2020 93 Print Further details are available from Linkedin Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 are giving young filmmakers a platform to shine as this year’s awards move online due to the current Covid-19 restrictions with Demi Isaac Oviawe star of RTEs ‘The Young Offenders’ hosting this year’s online awards. Picture: Matt SullivanIRELAND’S Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 are giving young filmmakers a platform to shine as this year’s awards move online due to the current Covid-19 restrictions with Demi Isaac Oviawe star of RTEs ‘The Young Offenders’ hosting this year’s online awards.Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 were due to take place at Fresh International Film Festival in Limerick this past March but now because of the Covid-19 outbreak the awards are now taking place online with the Senior Finals taking place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm LIVE on Fresh Film Festival’s YouTube channel and the Junior Finals to follow one week later on at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 20.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Picture: Dermot Culhane.19-year-old Demi is the perfect choice to host this year’s awards as she is very popular and well known by young people all over the country. In 2017, the Irish Examiner named Demi as one of their annual ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2018. Demi is best known for her role as Linda Walsh in the RTÉ/BBC-produced comedy series and also appeared on 2019 series of the Irish edition of Dancing with the Stars.Demi said, “I am honoured to be hosting this year’s awards. Fresh International Film Festival encourages young people to tell their stories through film and the record number of submissions this year shows we have a nation of young storytellers with something to say and the creative means to say it. The future of filmmaking in Ireland is bright.”With the cancellation of events and festivals nationwide due to Covid-19, Jayne Foley, Fresh Film and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards founder said, “The Fresh team at HQ have devised a virtual solution for this year’s awards as we have an amazing community of young filmmakers and while we can’t bring them together in one room for now, we can bring them together online. In the spirit of Fresh we want our online activities to connect, inspire and support young filmmakers.”Now in its 24th year, Fresh International Film Festival invites young people from Ireland and overseas, aged 7 to 18 years, to create, exhibit and share films. The festival provides an opportunity for these young filmmakers to have their work seen on a cinema screen for the first time and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year. All films submitted are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award (documentary), the Cartoon Saloon Animation Award, the RTE 60 Second Short Film Award and the RTE Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards.Fresh International Film Festival encourages young people to make films by hosting an annual international film festival for young people, presenting Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, acting as an advocate for young filmmakers and promoting their work worldwide. Fresh Film runs a number of initiatives throughout the year, including a Hothouse programme designed to bring young people of different ages and diverse backgrounds together to share their film experiences and create new collaborative work, as well as distributing Irish films made by young people to festivals all over the world. WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s Live at Docklands 2020 rescheduled for 2021Next articleLimerick retailers showcased with ‘SHOP LIMERICK’ online platform Staff Reporter Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Greg Price runs, raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Greg Price runs in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. in 2004. Inset, Price runs in the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham in 2013. Price began to run competitively at 14 years old and continues to run today. Since then, he has logged over 64,000 training and competition miles.In 2004, Trojan Greg Price formed a running team to assist with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Over the past decade, the team has raised $1,492,312 for the hospital.“In our first year, we raised more than $300,000 at the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C.,” Price said. “The team consists of running friends across seven states.Many are accomplished, competitive runners. Others are compassionate supporters who use running as a beneficial outlet for health and charitable assistance.” Price began running competitively when he was 14 years old. Over the past several decades, he has logged an incredible, 64,000-plus training and competition miles.“My running career has been rather exciting,” Price said. “In high school and college, I was a competitive tennis player. Briefly, I was a ranked professional tennis player. The highlight of my career was a 2-1 set loss to Pete Sampras in a ramp-up tournament for the U.S. open. Shortly after the loss to Sampras, I suffered a career-ending injury. Since my tennis-playing days at Troy State, I enjoyed an unprecedented string of knee injuries. Following the last injury, I began rehab under the careful observation of Doc Anderson and Chuck Ash.”A return to running proved therapeutic for the Price’s tennis injury but also a painful realization that, for him, competitive tennis was finished. Book Nook to reopen By Secrets Revealed Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The return to running was a wonderful experience,” Price said. “When I was a child, I trained with Nick Costes. He worked with me for a number of years, trying to convince me that I was not a good short distance runner; however, I wrongly knew better.”Price chased fast, short distances as a teenager, with limited success. So, a bit older, and perhaps wiser, he began to log slow, long runs.“The effort repaired my knee, and I found my love for running again,” Price said. “I continued to pile up the miles and increase endurance. One afternoon, I was jogging with Doc, and he offered me a dash of sage Doc advice. ‘You should have listened to Nick. You have a serious gas tank and should run long.’”Price entered a series of endurance races across the state and discovered that he enjoyed the solitude and challenge of pushing his mind and body over great distances. Skip “I managed to qualify as a pacing partner for the 1996 Summer Olympics,” Price said. “I worked hard to make the 10K team, but fell short of the final qualifier by 41 seconds; however, I was invited to work with the team. I paced a number of the runners, including Bob Kennedy.”Kennedy ran a sub 13-minute 5K at the games and set a number of American records during his career.“During the games, I met a number of wonderful runners and forged some great friendships,” Price said. “The culture of running embodies healthy living and positive outlook. I was invited to participate in a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2003. We toured the facility, met many children and their families. It was during the event that I witnessed firsthand the power of generosity.”St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital is renowned for not turning away sick children despite the family’s ability to pay. The facility operates completely from donations.“The children were enthusiastic to meet our motley group of runners,” Price said. “Some of our crowd were true Olympians, the fastest in the United States. I represented a smaller, fringe group of ultra-long distance runners, known then as absurd lunatics. At the time, I held the United States record for the most distance covered across terrain (non-track) in 48 hours – 216 miles.”After the St. Jude event, Price sent messages to a number of friends, and together they forged a fundraising running team. The group ran marathons and ultra-marathons, raising money for local charities and children’s hospitals.“In early 2004, we worked with St. Jude’s to form a team,” Price said. “We chose the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. as our key event for that year and raised more than $300,000 for the hospital. We continued our efforts as a team, completing a decade of races in 2014, raising nearly $1.5 million dollars. The decade tally was 57 marathons, 31 ultra-marathons.”Price ran three events of more than 200 miles and seven100-mile events for the charity team.“Along the 10-year journey, we experienced a lot,” Price said. “Two of the crew passed away, sadly. Scores of injuries, many ridiculous stories arose. Chris McDougall interviewed a number of us for his bestseller, ‘Born to Run.’“Running became more popular, and the term ultra-endurance is now somewhat fashionable; however, we helped a number of children find hope and relief – something that is very satisfactory and incredibly difficult to put into words.”Over the years, Price received many letters from the children the team had helped. In 2004, Price he received a crayon drawing from an 11-year old girl at St. Jude’s.“She drew the picture for the ‘crazy running guy from Alabama.’” Price said. “She had been diagnosed with a form of cancer when she was nine years old. Through several efforts, I inquired about her just before our 10-year racing anniversary last year. She recently graduated from college and aspires be a pediatrician.”Price said he doesn’t regret being chased by bears in the woods of Virginia in 2006. He doesn’t regret the strange hallucinations during a 200-mile run in Mississippi or the conversation with the Michelin man.“I don’t regret running with an IV at the IronHorse 100 in Florida,” Price said. “I’ve enjoyed every step and look forward to the next.“My favorite quote about running is from Chris McDougall, ‘You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.’ I’m not getting old.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 31, 2015 Sponsored Content Greg Price runs, raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Latest Stories You Might Like Secondhand Knowledge: Brundidge business and teachers recognized The Brundidge Business Association recognized Moultry’s Service Center in Brundidge as the 2014 Business of the Year at its annual… read more Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more