National Film School students scooped the Animation, Comedy and Entertainment, Drama and Short Feature categories at the ceremony, which was held at RTÉ in Dublin.
Joe McWalter from Dundalk Institute of Technology won the other category awarded on the night, the Short Factual prize. His film about online gambling, Pixel Value, was praised by the judges for its “slick editing and impressive pace”.
“We were delighted to again hold the awards in RTÉ Television Studio 4, with a large enthusiastic audience mainly from the media colleges. The awards were very well received and the evening highly successful,” said RoI Chair Charles Byrne.
Chair of the awards jury Marie Penston added: “It’s a privilege to be be able to encourage young Irish people in the media business. Good luck – agus beannacht [a blessing] to them all.”
Republic of Ireland student winners
Aoife Moiselle, Tara Woods and Michael Fleming, National Film School, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Student Comedy and Entertainment
Michael Flanagan, Frank O’Malley, Laurent Murray and Eimear Noctor, National Film School, Dún Laoghaire IADT
Dave Fox, Alfie Hollingsworth, Laura Gaynor and Conor Donoghue, N ational Film School, Dún Laoghaire IADT
Joe McWalter, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Student Short Feature
Danilo Zambrano, Gabriela Chrobak, Alisa Barrie and Briana Cullen, National Film School, Dún Laoghaire IADT