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Camera, set, and action……. Killarney youngsters set up new film group

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GETTING CREATIVE: Killarney Youth Filmmakers plan to hold their first meet up in the town today (Saturday). Pictured l-r were: Leone Wright, Claudia Clifford, Johnny Horgan, Rían Gill, Mieke Vanmechelen (Kerry Filmmaker in Residence), Alexandra Bozic (The Official Killarney App) and Ollie Ojegbenro. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

 

It’s lights, camera and action for Killarney teens who have come together and formed a brand new filmmakers group.

Killarney Young Filmmakers, for teens aged 16 to 19 years – plan to learn all about

story writing, storyboarding, directing, acting, camera, sound and editing.

It was set up by 18-year-old Ollie Ojegbenro, who was awarded the Young Irish Film Bursary at the National Youth Film School in August.

The Sixth Year Sem student was looking for a creative outlet for Killarney teens like himself – and is now planning their first public meet up today (Saturday), and all are welcome to come and learn more about the group.

It takes place in the Curious Cat at 4pm where they’ll chat about their very first production ‘Feeling Clean’ – a film focusing on young people and substance abuse.

This week they created a GoFundMe page: Killarney Young Filmmakers, to help raise funds for film projects and equipment and are delighted to have the support of Kerry Filmmaker in Residence Mieke Vanmechelen and Alexandra Bozic from The Official Killarney App.

“At present we’ve about 30 in the group and hopefully we’ll have more as we spread out,” Mieke told the Killarney Advertiser.

“This is a fledgling project and we’re only finding our feet. The goal is to get youth in Killarney and surrounds to learn about filmmaking, scriptwriting, behind the scenes work, and content creation.”

The not-for-profit group are hoping to initially raise €3,000 for set up costs but said it’ll need continuous support. For more information or to get involved ring 089 9470355.

 

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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