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‘Odd one out’ bags top prize

Inspire a generation competition finalistsLast 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.

Open up

Catherine depicted what it’s like to feel isolated and as if you don’t fit in. Her short video then goes on to show the power in opening up and talking.

This short film captures what the competition is all about. Looking at ways to get through tough times. 

Top prize

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.


Aisling McNamara came first runner-up, winning €1,000 for her animation My story, about her experience of anxiety.

Second runner-up and €500 was awarded to Michelle Duong for her short film Embracing a Beautiful Body, about body image.

Inspiring generations

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.

Esteemed judges

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.

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