CAST Film Festival

The CAST Film Festival ‘Calls to Action’ youth groups, schools and organisations to ‘Break the Mould’ and produce a film which sheds the light on a social issue indicating a possible solution to the identified issue.

During World Mental Health Week 2012, Clondalkin was treated to an event with a difference. On the 10th October 2012 the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley was the venue used to host one of the most spectacular Film Festivals ever.

The CAST Film Festival showcased the work done by 25 different groups from Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Lucan. Over 500 participants attended the evening and the festivities were made even more extravagant as everyone turned up in their finest suits and ball gowns. During the interval our guests were kept entertained by the Glee choir and the Band Factory from Clondalkin Youth Service. Entertainment was also supplied by the Collinstown Park Community College Gospel choir and the finest of footwork was displayed by two Irish dancers from Reelstyle.

Guest speakers on the evening included Rachel Collier CEO of Young Social Innovators, Joan Freeman CEO of Pieta House and the Nuala Smith from Headstrong. Local TDs Derek Keating, Joanna Tuffy and Robert Dowds presented trophies to three of the participating organisations.

Special mention to Glenn Keegan from Ballyfermot Youth Service who won best actor on the night.

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