More movie magic for Dundalk IT students


Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is delighted to announce that its BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production students have continued their trailblazing run of award nominations. They were recently featured in three categories at the 22nd National Student Media Awards (SMEDIA). These awards are open to students from all colleges in Ireland and are highly respected by leaders in the media industry. These awards are the student Oscars.

The Alternative Ulster: Stories from the Northern Irish Punks, a short documentary directed and edited by Jack Healy with the additional crew of Kris Tarvids, Grace Boyd and Jaroslav Jankovskij, premiered as part of their Creative Documentary module in Year 3 and was nominated for these awards in the Documentary Film category. The film explores the lives of those who lived through the punk rock explosion in the shadow of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Jack Healy was also nominated alongside fellow travel bloggers for Website of the Year for No Notions Travel (see

The already award-winning film High Society was nominated for Short Film of the Year at the SMEDIA Awards and for the past two weeks it has also featured prominently at Across The Globe Film Festival (https://www.acrosstheglobefilmfestival. com/) where they were shortlisted for Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Director, Best Music/Composer, Best Supporting Actor for Paddy Seery, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Role Lead for Ana Nerovcic and Best Supporting Actress for Cat Coyle and won overall in the final three categories.

Across the Globe Film Festival is an international independent film festival, located in New York. AGFF’s mission is to showcase the filmmakers of tomorrow and celebrate creativity, diversity and independence in the art of filmmaking. DkIT students were absolutely thrilled with their nominations and wins at this international showcase.


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