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

Swallowing the Sun – David Parks

first_imgMartin is a man of destiny – or at least we are assured as much with mounting insistence throughout Swallowing the Sun. He has escaped, by dint of stubborn grit, from his brutal childhood in a Belfast slum, but in his new middle-class existence he feels awkward and uncomfortable. He is suspicious of this bourgeoisie to which he suddenly belongs, and is overawed by money and soft furnishings. Furthermore, he has an old taste for violence (instilled of course by his father) that is only lying dormant. And when things in the cosy family unit start to fall apart, the old horror returns. David Parks makes so much of these tragic totems that you feel, after a while, like enquiring as to the precise nature of Martin’s relations with his mother, and whether he has consulted an oracle recently. But to give away anything much of the plot would be to spoil the most enjoyable aspect of this novel. Parks tells a good yarn, and the pace of the narrative mounts steadily and effectively, even if it seems to lack an ending. But Parks isn’t content just to say what happens next; he wants to have a deep and meaningful dialogue with you. Sometimes this means that he overloads sentences, describing characters’ thoughts with overweight diction, as when Martin has a moment of reflection in the school hall. However, Parks can show great sensitivity to the significance of places and objects; a mobile phone that reappears several times, effectively registers the shifting boundary between public and private speech in the novel. The objects in Martin’s museum form a lapidary bulwark against the ravages of time and Martin’s demons. David Parks might sometimes sound like he’s swallowed a thesaurus rather than the sun, but he writes compellingly when telling a story and not thinking about fate. Bloomsbury, hardback, £14.99ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

Arsenal set to complete deal for winger George Lewis

first_imgArsenal set to complete deal for winger George Lewis Mikel Arteta is set to have a limited budget this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal look set to finalise a move for Norwegian winger George Lewis after he impressed the club on a two-week trial, according to reports.The 19-year-old is a free agent after leaving Norwegian side Tromso and the Gunners would therefore not need to pay a fee to sign the teenager.Lewis spent a fortnight on loan with the Gunners earlier this year and was at Arsenal’s 1-0 win against West Ham in March as a guest of the club.The winger clearly impressed as Goal report that Arsenal are now in advanced talks over a move to the club and it’s unlikely that there will be any problem in signing the youngster.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShould he sign, it’s likely that Lewis would join up with Steve Bould’s U23s where he’ll compete for a place in Arteta’s first team set-up. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 May 2020 7:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Comment Arteta was impressed by Lewis (Picture: Getty)Lewis was initially handed a seven-day trial but he impressed enough to convince the club to take a look at him in a second week.Arteta is keen on adding more flair to his side this summer having lost the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi last summer.The Spaniard is trying to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club but Arsenal face interest from Barcelona, who are fully aware that the Gabon international has just 14 months left on his deal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta could be tempted to cash in on the £35m-rated forward to fund moves for the likes of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.The Spaniard is facing a difficult summer and had been expected to be handed a limited budget before the coronavirus pandemic hit.MORE: Thierry Henry reveals why he wanted Liverpool to match Arsenal Invincibles Advertisementlast_img read more

MacDonald joins Sherwood at Villa

first_imgAston Villa have appointed Kevin MacDonald as the club’s assistant manager. MacDonald joins first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady as part of Sherwood’s new-look backroom team. He had been at Forest since the summer as lead professional development phase coach and took the club’s Under-18 side to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals. Sherwood said on Thursday he was looking for a long-term assistant to help him rebuild Villa. He said: “I am still giving thought to the assistant manager, whoever I bring in will be the correct one for myself and the football club. I’ll make sure I’ll get that one right. I would rather not jump into it. I want someone for the long-term at the club, to help me build it.” Press Associationcenter_img The 54-year-old has left Nottingham Forest to return to Villa Park and become Tim Sherwood’s new number two, and will be in the dugout for Saturday’s visit of Stoke. MacDonald was previously reserve team manager at Villa and was also caretaker boss in 2010 following the exit of Martin O’Neill. last_img read more