Fantastic Flix Award

As part of the Festival's partnership with The Ark, ADIFF created the first Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury in collaboration with The Ark Children’s Council and the Irish Film Classification Office. 

In the lead up to the Festival the Jury of ten 11 and 12 years watched a selection of international features and shorts from the Fantastic Flix programme and evaluated and reviewed them after each screening at the Irish Film Classification Office's screening room. The children then met for a final deliberation in The Ark, where they read over their evaluations took part in a workshop which allowed them to investigate the merits of each film in directing, sound, image, acting, script, design and more. The children then cast a blind vote, choosing Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island as the best feature film and Litterbugs as the best short film of ADIFF Fantastic Flix 2017!

The 2017 Fantastic Flix Children's Jury

Naoise Byrne
Saoirse Cannon
Abbie Cassidy
Adam Falegan
Eve Gannon
Ella Gannon
Lee Geoghegan
Grace Hickey
Rowan Moore
Kian McCluskey
Kelly Ogan
Ollie West

Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island
2017 - Fantastic Flix Children's Jury Award for best Feature

Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island

Oskar Santos

Litterbugs
2017 - Fantastic Flix Children's Jury Award for best Short Film

Litterbugs

Peter Stanley-Ward