MC Trash Award Winning Animation

MC Trash’, a short environmental animation from the Pure South Environmental Animation Training Programme won Best Animation at the First Cut Youth Film Festival on Saturday 1st March.

One of the festival judges, Jane Lee, commented that she, ‘enjoyed how this film dealt with the serious issue of dumping in a creative and engaging manner, with strong and consistent characterisations, colourful visual effects and a solid narrative structure.’
MC Trash tells the story of Rita Red Eye the Witch who is shaken up after her encounter with the rapper MC Trash and his wasteful ways.  Annoyed by the amount of littering during one of MC Trash’s concerts, Rita decides to show the rapper what it feels like to be dumped on.

Not only does the short film MC Trash focus on important environmental issues, the characters and landscapes that feature in the animation were all created from recycled materials, from plasticine, cardboard, plastic, tinfoil, fabric, old sandpaper, bin bags and lots of other recycled material.

To view ‘MC Trash’ press play above  or check out the other Pure Short Environmental Animations logo on

Pure will have 5 more short environmental animations screening this week at the Lighthouse Cinema and the IFI as part of the Fresh Film Festival. For further information contact

Ian Davis,

Project Manager PURE (Protecting Uplands & Rural Environments), Wicklow Mountains National Park,

Kilafin, Laragh, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

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