‘Odd one out’ bags top prize
Last night IADT student Catherine O’Brien was crowned winner of our third annual Inspire a Generation film competition.
Her moving animation, Odd one out, poignantly addresses feelings of isolation we can experience when depressed.
This short film captures what the competition is all about. Looking at ways to get through tough times.
After fending off tough competition from other young film-makers Catherine scooped the first prize of a €2,000 and a highly-coveted internship with leading Irish Ad Agency, Cawley-Nea.
Attracting creatives from all over Ireland, we started running the Inspire a Generation competition in 2011 to encourage young film-makers and animators to explore and promote mental health in a positive way.
The panel of judges included industry professionals Roe McDermot, the film critic from Hot Press; Tara Brady of The Irish Times; last year’s competition winner Kate Dolan and Rupert Morris from Cawley-Nea.