Et voici les gagnants !…

FTA Concours Courts Métrages 2017/2018 

Félicitations to all those schools who successfully completed their short films “en français” on the theme “Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent”.  The external judges were very impressed with the great work and fun which was evident in each of the finished productions. Students and teachers alike should be proud of what they have achieved.

Difficult decisions had to be made and, in the end, the following 4 schools were chosen as the overall winners.

Best Senior Film – TY class, Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Gleann Maghair, Cork
(Teacher: Aoife Ni Riordain.)

Best Junior Film – 2nd year class. Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Roscommon
(Teacher: Ann Brudell)

Most Imaginative Film – TY class, Ard Scoil Na nDeise, Dungarvan, Waterford. (Teacher: Siobhan Cashin)

Film with Most Creative Use of language–  2nd year class, Holy Child, Killiney, Dublin. [Film de : Holly, Sophie, Laura, Sive, Ava and Keela] (Teacher: Robert McDermott)

We are waiting to receive release forms from the winning schools, then you can view the winning films on our ‘Concours Vidéo’ page. 

Video Competition Results

Best Overall film for junior years…

2nd yrs, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon:
Watch their film – Here

Winners of the Junior Section of the FTA national French film competition. “Bonjour bonheur”. 2nd Yr. French students (Ms. Brudell’s class) receive their winners’s plaque and prize.


Best Overall Film for Senior Years…

Colaiste na Coirbe, Gaillimh: Watch their film – “Ils cherchent l’amour”

Colaiste na Coirbe, Gaillimh receive their winners’s plaque and prize.
Most imaginative film…

Sacred Heart School Tullamore: Watch their film – Bonjour Bonheur

Most creative winners with language…

St David’s Greystones: Watch their film Here

St David’s Greystones – winners of the “Best use of Language” prize.

« Bonjour bonheur ! » Short Film Competition deadline

There is still time to make a quick 5 minute film with your students and submit it on/before Friday January 27th 2017 to:

  • Joe Walsh, French Dept, CBS, Naas, Co.Kildare.

Entries sent on or before that day will be accepted. These will then be judged by a jury external to the FTA so that members of regional branches and of the National Executive may enter teams from their schools.

More info and downloadable entry form here, along with clips of previous winners.
Deadline now expired.

Film Competition Winners

The jury has met and was very pleased with the entries. They were impressed by the ideas, the acting and the quality of the French both at Senior and Junior levels.

There were four categories this year as we decided to have best junior overall film and a best senior overall film as well as the most imaginative film and most the most creative with language.

So, here are the winners:

Best Junior overall film: Oh là là ! Madame Escargot, St David’s Holy Faith, Greystones. Mr O’Dowd’s 2nd years

Best Senior overall film: La Belle et les bêtes, Lough Allen College, Drumkeeran. Ms Shannon’s 5th years

Most imaginative film: Oh là là ! Coláiste Na Coiribe, Cnoc Na Cathrach. Ms Ní Choileáin’s TY class (Dé Danann)

Most creative with language: Les géants se mettent au vert !, CBS Secondary School, Roscommon. Ms Kilroy TY and 5th year classes.

There will be a prize giving ceremony during the French Teacher Association national conference in October for the best overall winners. Details will be emailed to you in due course. The other two categories will receive their prizes from members of the FTA executive before the end of the year.

Commiserations to the others.

Certificates will be posted shortly for all.

Again bravo à tous les participants !

A l’année prochaine !

Compétition vidéo : Oh là là! (2015/2016)

Merci à tous les participants, leur professeur et leur école. Tous les films reçus vont maintenant être jugés. Vous avez dû recevoir un message pour  vous dire qu’on avait reçu votre film. Si vous n’avez pas reçu de message, envoyez un message à ftawexford(at)

Tous les participants recevront un cartificate de participation et les gagnants recevront un prix.

Il y a 4 catégories:

  1. Meilleur film pour les Junior (1st to 3rd years)
  2. Meilleur film pour les Senior (TY to 6th years)
  3. Le film le plus imaginatif
  4. Le film le plus créatif avec la langue française.

Bonne chance !

Résultat du concours vidéo 2014-2015 de la FTA sur le thème : Le coup de foudre !

Plus de 500 élèves ont participé au concours cette année. Félicitations à tous les participants et leur professeur. Le jury s’est réuni et vous trouverez ci-dessous les résultats.

Il y avait trois catégories :

  1. Meilleur film
  2. Film le plus imaginatif
  3. Film le plus créatif avec la langue française

Les gagnants 2014-2015 sont :

Pour le meilleur film, Coup de Foudre, classe de 3rd year de l’école Adamstown Community College, Adamstown, Co Dublin

Pour le film le plus imaginatif, L’Amour non partagé, classe de Transition Year de l’école Notre Dame Secondary School, Churchtown, Dublin 14.

Pour le film le plus créatif avec la langue française. Le mystère de la dame blanche, classe de 3rd year de l’école Saint Angela’s Secondary School, Ursiline Convent, Waterford.

Nous allons vous contacter pour la remise des prix.

A l’année prochaine !

Venez nombreux à  participer a  notre concours film

In response to teachers’ requests we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline for our FILM COMPETITION « Le Coup de Foudre » to January 30th 2015. This will allow teachers who did not have time to launch the project before Christmas to spend a few days on same on returning to school in January. If you have already started you will have  more time to finish your film.

Those of you who attended the FTA Conference saw the winning entry and how much fun these students (all in 1st Year) had while making their 5 minute film. All students will receive a certificate of participation  for their folders. Follow the link on to see how easily a film can be made using Windows Movie Maker (although most classes will have at least one computer buff who will be delighted to show off his/her skills!).

There are very few competitions for French students in ireland. Show your students how much fun they can have in French by working with them on a simple project that will only take a few days!!

Pour en savoir plus, suivre les liens à gauche (encadré “FTA Video Competition”).