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By Michelle Crean

An up and coming young director and filmmaker is making waves in the industry as he's been nominated for a prestigious award.

Òlámídé Ojegbenro (20) from New Street has been nominated in the Film Director and Film Programmer category of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) Aer Lingus Discovery Awards.

The winners will be announced during the festival which takes place from February 23 to March 6.

Òlámídé has had a huge interest in filmmaking since the age of 16 and founded local group Killarney Young Filmmakers. The former Sem student is currently in his second year at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT).

The award aims to identify, champion, support, and encourage new and emerging talent both in front of and behind the camera, Òlámídé explained.

"I'm so honoured and grateful to have been nominated by the VMDIFF and Discovery Award judging panels," he told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It's such fantastic news to have something to look forward to at the start of a new year. It's also remarkable that VMDIFF recognises artists both behind and in front of the camera. As an emerging director, it's a great way to encourage me to move forward in the Irish filmmaking community."

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Maine Valley Golf Club raises €13,050

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Maine Valley Members Golf Club hosted a Comfort for Chemo Golf Fundraiser in memory of Kathy Scannell. The fundraiser was a great success raising €13,050. Clonkeen Forestry Services sponsored the event, and a cheque  was presented to Mary Fitzgerald, Paul McCarthy and Mary Horgan on behalf of Comfort for Chemo.

Maine Valley Members Golf Club and Clonkeen Forestry services would like to thank all those who sponsored T-boxes, golf teams, and those who purchased tickets for the event. They would also like to thank Tom Barry from Killarney Printing for all the print works.

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Dóchas Drama Group’s series of short plays  is go!

The Dóchas Drama Group will run a series of short plays at the Muckross Schoolhouse from December 5 to 7. The group’s annual performance has been switched to the Muckross […]

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The Dóchas Drama Group will run a series of short plays at the Muckross Schoolhouse from December 5 to 7.

The group’s annual performance has been switched to the Muckross venue as its traditional base – the ballroom in the Killarney Avenue Hotel is being refurbished.

“If you are fed up with the incessant rain and constant bad news. Do you need a break? Are tired of listening to advice about your Christmas cake recipe? There is a perfect solution,” said the group’s Liz Ryan.

“We will present six short plays and some of the questions you may ask yourself are: 

“Why is Jane suddenly so honest?

“What did happen on December 9. Will Tiffany be promoted? Will Mags eventually find love?

“Can lost love be re-kindled? What do grandparents get up to when they’re babysitting?

For answers to these questions and more, come along to Muckross Schoolhouse on December 5, 6 and 7.”

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