In May 2013, young Donal Walsh lost his cancer battle at 16 years of age. Prior to his passing he managed to get people, most especially young people, thinking and talking about how good life is and to focus on the positives rather than the negatives. Donal’s family began to receive donations from all over the world so that they could continue spreading his positive message and in any way prevent suicide. Todate any monies received have been used to support teenage cancer patients and to prevent teenage suicide.

His family wanted to continue spreading his message without people feeling obliged to provide donations and that is how the live life film competition concept was born.

The competition is a national one, open to all, the idea is to create a two minute clip of what living life means to people. The competition culminates with an awards ceremony when the shortlisted movies are screened and the winners announced. Awards are presented to winning students who took part in the Live Life National Film Competition and the event is a celebration of life and love!

In order to enter, you need to create a two-minute clip with the title “My World”, upload it onto youtube and email the link to with your contact details and category – primary, secondary schools age and adult.

First, second and third prizes are awarded at an awards ceremony in Tralee on 10th February.

All entries must be in by 1st February.

Winning films will also be screened as part of the Dingle International Film Festival 2016.




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