An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power commented after the final ceremony:
I would like to congratulate all the winners and commend all those who partook in this competition for the brilliant pieces they all produced. This is a wonderful competition and gave us an amazing insight into the challenges faced by people, particularly young people, during this pandemic. It was an honour and a pleasure to be part of this competition and I look forward to seeing further collaboration between dlr and IADT in the future.
The IADT campus is based in Kill O’ The Grange, in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. Its Department of Film & Media has a long-standing reputation as Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, animation, broadcasting and the screen arts. The department is home to the National Film School (NFS). In recent years dlr and the NFS have developed closer links and engaged in collaborative processes, including the annual dlr First Frames emerging film makers funding scheme, Young Women in Film & TV gender parity initiative, as well as film, documentary and animation initiatives linked to Cruinniú na nÓg and the Creative Ireland programme. IADT and dlr also partnered on the intergenerational dlr Age Friendly Alliance Book Project. The Stories From Isolation competition was another of these collaborations, with dlr sponsoring the opportunity for students to utilise their skillsets that have been broadened by their studies.
The shortlisted films will be screened throughout May on all dlr media channels.