Waterford Youth Arts
Waterford Youth Arts was established in 1985 and offers a year-round arts service to young people covering all aspects of the arts. In film they run three different film workshops to young people each week in the following age groups: 9 - 11 years / 12 - 14 years and 15 - 19 years. All workshops are led by John Loftus (see profile below) and assisted by technician Heather Troy Whelan.
The young filmmakers regularly submit new films into festivals in Ireland for young people incl. Fresh Film Festival and / First Cut.
John Loftus is the film tutor at Waterford Youth Arts and runs weekly workshops for young people from 9 year up to 19 years. Each term the young students make their own short films and these are entered in the youth film festivals such as Fresh Film Festival and First Cut.
John is also an independent film maker and has been involved in all sorts of productions locally from Corporate to Creative. Check out his own company www.jlcreative.ie
John is also the guy behind the great visuals in local band King Kong company.