We are thrilled to announce that a film to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement created through partnership with Co-operation Ireland, British Council Northern Ireland, and the British Embassy Dublin has won Gold at the annual creative industry Shark Awards in thePublic Awareness and Political Party catagory.
On the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, #Film25 gathered 25, 25 year olds from across Ireland and the UK. Capturing the voices and sentiments of those impacted by the Agreement, young people reflected on the last 25 years and consider what peace has meant to them. They looked forward to the next 25 years, and what can be built on the foundation provided by the Agreement.
Participants hailing from across the UK and Ireland were recruited, with filming conducted by the creative company BigO in March 2023.
Ahead of filming, a series of workshops were carried out in Dublin led by Co-operation Ireland staff members Margaret Lucey and Matt Gamble to explore themes of peace and how the group looked at The Agreement 25 years on. Filming took place the following day exploring those themes on camera.
We want to express gratitude to everyone who contributed to #FILM25. Through this project, we are reminded of the enduring impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, emphasising the critical role that collaborative initiatives play in shaping the the future.