Job Opportunities: Administration & Social Media Management

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Two job opportunities have become available with First Cut! Youth Film Festival. We are seeking skilled, dynamic people to join our team in the areas of administration and social media management. To apply for either job, please email a cover letter and CV to firstcutfilm@gmail.com Details of both jobs below – please scroll down to…

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First Cut! 2021 Call For Short Films Now Open!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 festival are now being accepted! Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see in one of Ireland’s biggest and most exciting youth film festivals? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!…

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Call Out for YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition 2021

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Calling ambitious young filmmakers aged 18-23 for a unique opportunity to kick-start your career as a director!   First Cut! Youth Film Festival, in partnership with Feel Good Lost, is delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the sixth edition of the YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition! The annual competition will once…

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Cork Young Filmmakers Award 2020 Announced!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce the 2020 Award for Best Schools Workshop film goes to De La Salle College, Macroom, Co. Cork for Munchy Business. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this quirky and original comedy, and to everyone who participated in the 2019/’20 Cork Young Filmmakers programme. The Cork Young…

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Cork Young Filmmakers Schools Films Online

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The 2019/’20 Cork Young Filmmakers schools film programme can now be viewed online! The Cork Young Filmmakers (CYF) project is a series of one-day, two-day and week-long filmmaking workshops for youth groups and schools throughout County Cork. It is managed by Cork Film Centre, and funded by Cork County Council Arts Office and SECAD (South…

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First Cut! Receives an EFFE Label

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce that it has received the EFFE Label 2019-2020. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. 715 festivals across Europe were awarded the EFFE Label 2017-2018. To find out…

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YMVC (Youth Music Video Award) 2020 Winner Announced + Participant Q&A

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An annual highlight of First Cut! Youth Film Festival is the YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition. Since 2016, First Cut! has been partnering with cutting edge production company Feel Good Lost to give young emerging filmmakers based in Ireland the opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted director Brendan Canty and other recognised industry professionals. 2020…

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First Cut! Awards 2020 – View Award Winning Films Online!

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On Thursday 12th March following Government advice the 2020 First Cut! Festival closed after two busy days at both The Mall Arts Centre and The Regal Cinema in Youghal. Although the Covid-19 crisis sadly led to the cancellation of the final two days of First Cut! 2020, our annual awards were already selected. We are…

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First Cut! Cancelled

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It is with deep regret that we announce that all First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2020 screenings and events scheduled to take place between Thursday evening March 12th and Saturday March 14th have been cancelled based on the latest public health advice. This is hugely disappointing for everyone involved. The first two days of the…

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