Young Galway filmmakers among winners at 10th ReelLIFE SCIENCE Awards

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Members of Galway City Foróige with ReelLIFE SCIENCE Director Dr Enda O’Connell, CÚRAM Director Professor Abhay Pandit and BT Young Scientist winners Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar. Pic - Andrew Downes, Exposure

Short science videos made by young Irish filmmakers have been celebrated at the 10th Annual ReelLIFE SCIENCE Awards in University of Galway.

The event took place last week, as part of Science Week 2022 and the 25th Galway Science and Technology Festival.

More than 400 short science films were entered into the competition by more than 3,000 young science enthusiasts.

It was a record level of engagement with the ReelLIFE Science competition with 140 schools and youth groups taking part across the island of Ireland.

Winning videos were selected by a panel of guest judges including aeronautical engineer and author Dr Norah Patten; ‘Superhero Scientist’ and author Dr Barry Fitzgerald; and the 2022 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition winners, Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi from Synge Street CBS in Dublin.

Third place in the Youth Organisation category went to Galway Foróige AV Club, directed by youth officer Erika King, for ‘How a Camera is like an Eye’

Físeán Gaeilge is Fearr by Gaelscoil Riabhach, Loughrea received a special category award.

The winning videos can be viewed here.

Addressing the young filmmakers at the awards ceremony, Dr. Barry Fitzgerald said: “I was delighted to be one of the judges for the ReelLIFE SCIENCE video competition for schools and youth organisations for 2022.

“The level of the videos was just incredible – I loved watching them.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered the competition and I encourage you to keep on making videos about science in the future.”