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The Right Focus

Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin won the Right Focus competition with a documentary entitled ‘War in Ukraine’ which explored peace and conflict. Photo: Mark Stedman/Trócaire.

What is The Right Focus?

Registrations are now closed for The Right Focus 2024. Please contact [email protected] with any queries.

The Right Focus is Trócaire’s new documentary film making programme, exploring global justice issues through the lens of short documentary films. It is aimed at young people in Post Primary schools and Youth Groups throughout Ireland who have a passion for global justice, are interested in documentary film making, and want to make a difference.

Documentary film making is one of the most powerful ways to raise awareness and communicate with a wide audience on global justice issues, to bring these injustices front and centre in people’s minds, and hopefully inspire them to take action, and make a difference. All you need is a passion about a global justice issue, a smart phone, and the techniques you will gain through the programme.

Enter The Right Focus 2024

The Right Focus programme runs from September to May. The key steps are as follows:

Sign Up! Register for the programme (sign up below to receive a welcome pack)

Link in! Trócaire staff will contact you to arrange a workshop on Global Justice and Documentary Film Making

Get creative! Start working on your documentary

Link in! Arrange an optional visit from Trócaire staff or online session to check progress and troubleshoot any issues or problems

That’s a wrap! Complete your documentary and enter into competition before the deadline (22 March 2024)

Seccond place in the Right Focus competiton were Crumlin Youthreach, Dublin with ‘Freed from Desire’. Photo: Mark Stedman/Trócaire.

How To Submit Your Documentaries

Documentaries must be uploaded to Trócaire using the appropriate link. When you are ready to upload your entries, please request the link from:

Post Primary Entries[email protected]
Youth Group Entries[email protected]

When uploading your entries there are a number of questions to answer. Please answer ALL questions as fully as possible to help with registering and shortlisting the documentaries.

The Right Focus 2023

The Right Focus 2023 Winners of the People’s Choice Award – Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green with their documentary War in Ukraine


Second Place in the People’s Choice Award – Crumlin Youthreach with their documentary Freed from Desire


The Right Focus 2022

2021/22 Winners of The Right Focus – St. Dominic’s Grammar School, Belfast with their Documentary Stand Up!



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