FÍS is a successful film project for Primary schools that explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces Primary school children to aspects of the film-making process. It was originally set up as a pilot project by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire but was subsequently rolled out to all schools nationwide with the support of the Department of Education and Skills and PDST Technology in Education.
In November 2020, FÍS announced their Storyboard Storytelling Competition, where Irish Primary schools were invited to enter a one-off COVID-19 special initiative. The FÍS Storyboard Storytelling Competition provided an opportunity for students to visually interpret a story, concept or topic, and use artistic media and different types of shots, to convey that story in an imaginative and creative way. To support the Competition, the FÍS Film Project developed a step-by-step tutorial which guides Primary school students through creating their very own storyboard - ideal for use in the classroom!