Christopher Fitzgerald, a 2nd year Creative Broadcast and Film Production student at LIT was announced as winner of the First Frame Best Documentary award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 on March 4th.
The documentary ‘That Split Second’ which was directed and produced by Christopher, began life as a project for his Screen Lighting and Cinematography module. It tells the deeply personal story of fellow classmate Brian Clancy as he dealt with grief. Describing his award-winning work, Christopher said, “That Split Second is a documentary about a life-long skateboarder, Brian, and how he has depended on his love for skating to carry him through the toughest parts of his life. It informs on the challenges faced, and the lessons learned through skateboarding.”
Congratulating Christopher, who comes from Nenagh in Co Tipperary, LIT President Professor Cunnane said, “We are immensely proud of Christopher, who has shown great resilience, creativity and determination to produce this award-winning documentary. I would like to congratulate him for his achievement, and indeed Brian for allowing a trusted fellow student to share his very personal story.”
Read more on the story and view a clip from the documentary at: LIT | LIT Student wins First Frame Best Documentary Award at Dublin International Film Festival