First Cut! Youth Film Festival Awards 2019

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The First Cut! Youth Film Festival Awards 2019 Best Film – The Wanderings of Oisin (Rory Fitzpatrick) Cork Film Festival Award – A Bitter Sweet Deal (Paul Carey / Kurt Dean Darby) First Cut! Youth Advisory Council Award –  A Bitter Sweet Deal (Paul Carey / Kurt Dean Darby) YMVC (Youth Music Video Award) – Elena…

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Ballymaloe Announced as Lead Sponsor of First Cut!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival marks its 10th edition with an exciting new partnership with Ballymaloe. The iconic East Cork restaurant, shop and cookery school has come on board as the lead sponsor of the four-day festival, which runs March 6-9 in the beautiful seaside town of Youghal. First Cut! is an international festival that…

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First Cut! 2019 Programme Announced

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2019 programme! The festival runs Wednesday March 6th to Saturday March 9th. It culminates with the Saturday lineup, a day packed with screenings, panel discussions and other events all free and open to the public. The Open Call short film programmes, including the Spotlight Emerging…

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John McCarthy: Acting for Film Workshop

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Wednesday 6th March – 3.30pm First Cut! is pleased to announce that John McCarthy will be returning to deliver his popular acting for film workshop for a second year. This workshop is for anyone aged 14-18 with an interest in acting for camera and it will take place during the festival. No previous experience is required.…

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Record Open Call Response!

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The 2019 First Cut! Youth Film Festival open call for short films is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who submitted! There has been a record number of films entered this year and the quality of the work submitted keeps getting higher every year. In addition to films from individual filmmakers, schools and…

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YMVC Participants Announced

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The participants in the 2019 Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) have been announced! YMVC is an annual competition held by First Cut! Youth Film Festival in partnership with Feel Good Lost. It offers six young emerging filmmakers the opportunity to create a music video under the mentorship of noted director Brendan Canty and producer David…

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New Partnership with Cork Film Festival

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cork Film Festival, Ireland’s first and largest film festival. As part of this new partnership, Cork Film Festival will present a programme of short films for young people on Saturday March 9th, the final day of First Cut! Youth Film Festival. This…

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YMVC Article in Nialler9

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Prominent music site Nialler9 has published a terrific article about YMVC (Youth Music Video Competition), the successful ongoing First Cut! partnership with Feel Good Lost to give young filmmakers an opportunity to make a music video under the mentorship of established filmmakers. Top music video director, head of Feel Good Lost and YMVC mentor Brendan…

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Short Film Open Call For First Cut! 2019

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THE DEADLINE FOR SHORT FILMS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY JANUARY 21st. First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2019 festival are now being accepted! If you are between the ages of 12 and 24, and have made a short film, we’d love to see it! Whether you are…

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YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition 2019 Open Call

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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 fourth edition of the YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition! The annual competition will once again…

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