What's Your Story?


Need help with getting started on your video? 

Don’t forget that your video entry must be your own original work and if you use other people’s music, lyrics, video clips, images, photos or company logos, you must have permission to use them.

Film making resources:

One of our Judges (Fis Film) has kindly shared the following great resources to help you get started! 

  1. Film Making Tutorials   
  2. Technical Guide lesson
  3. Film Making Lesson
  4. Animated Film Making Lesson

You can also check out Digital Stories who share lots of tips for making a great video; with copyright free images and sounds available for you to use.

Need Music or Images for your video? 

Respecting copyrights and others, means that you need permission to use other people’s music, company/brand logos, images and photos. Below are sites offering copyright/royalty free music and images that you could use when making a video. Don’t forget to credit them in your video! 

From agriculture to AI, how we live today will not be how we live in the future.

Technology – AI – ChatGPT …

Real or Fake? Resources for Media Literacy #Trust #Research #BeInformed 

There’s a lot of information online, but sometimes it’s hard to tell what is fact, what is a reliable, and what is not. Media literacy is a skill that helps us learn how to look at information analyze what we find online and look at it with a critical lens. Here are some tips about being media literate.

 Being safe online

Use the internet to do great things 

  • Vocalid Donate the gift of voice
  • Charity Navigator Your guide to intelligent giving
  • Alison Empower Yourself online with FREE certified learning (discover your true passion)
  • MOOC’s Massive Open Online Courses FREE!
  • Khan Academy You can learn anything for free, for everyone, forever
  • Smart Futures Career stories, videos, free school visits and lots more
  • Transition Year Students Discover your potential and the possibilities @ TYIreland
  • LinkedIn for young people
  • Careers Portal Ireland’s leading career guidance website
  • CoderDojo The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people
  • Hubsi An online social innovation hub to connect young people and their ideas for social innovation
  • Mathletes An online maths competition from 4th class to pre-leaving cert
  • WhizzKids Learn about computers, IT, web design, video game programming and lots more!
  • Social Skills for Autism App #KloogTheAlien 
  • Great Safe Sites recommended by Webwise for teachers and students

Your mental health is very important

  • Jigsaw The National Centre for Youth Mental Health ensures that no young person feels alone, isolated and disconnected from others around them. Jigsaw provide vital supports to young people with their mental health.
  • EducationDesty  By empowering parents, educators and carers with guidance, training and practical tools, DESTY® helps children to build their self-confidence and to deal with life’s challenges. A wide range of online training packages available. (aimed at primary school age)

The Numbers 

There are more than 3 billion Internet users worldwide. There are als0 more than 6 billion mobile phones and of these over 1 billion of those are smartphones. 20-25% of teens have been bullied online and 75-80% haven’t. If you’re looking for numbers, here are some sites with cool stats about who’s doing what online:

Free Tech Tools

Trend Micro has a vision to make the world a safer place and in part of doing so we offer some free tech tools to help protect you and your family online.

This competition is supported by

  • Cybersafe Kids IReland