Richie Baneham and his 2010 oscar

Ballyfermot College ‘buzzing’ as two former students up for Oscars

Students and staff at Ballyfermot College of Further Education are “buzzing” as two former students are currently up for Oscar awards.

Richie Baneham is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 95th Academy Awards for his work on Avatar: The Way of Water.

Another former Ballyfermot student, Jillian Beechur, worked on three of the five Production Design nominees for this year’s Oscars – Babylon, Elvis, and Avatar: The Way of Water.

Cecilia Munro, Principal at BCFE, told

They are the talk of the college this week. There’s a lot of conversation, noise, and chatter about them at the moment.

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