Student Film From DkIT Film & Television Production Courses Wins at Dublin International Film Festival

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Martians from the Planet Jupiter, a short live action fiction film produced by DkIT students last year on Year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production has won the Best Live Action award at the First Frame event at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

The film was made as part of their year-long project module in 3rd year.

Student Film From DkIT Film & Television Production Courses Wins at Dublin International Film Festival

The film has already won awards such as Best Student Cinematography at the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, Best Student Filmmaker at the Istanbul Film Festival, Best Sci-fi Film by London Shorts and has been screened at festivals around the world including: Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2021, Spook Screen Cork, Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival, Lift-Off Online Sessions in association with Pinewood Studios, Varese International Film Festival in Italy, The Paus Premieres Festival, Istanbul International Film Festival, Hannover International Film Festival.

The BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production is a course run by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Louth. It is a Classroom Based course delivered by highly respected professionals, using industry standard equipment, this four year honours degree is practically based, designed specifically to prepare you for the workplace and to advance your skills to the highest level. The course is over 60% practical and has been designed to allow students to specialise in areas such as TV Studio Production, Documentary Film Production and Drama Production for Film and Television. It also includes an industry work placement in Year 4. 86% of students are in work or further study after graduating.

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