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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First Cut! Awards 2018

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Best Film: Word of Mouth (Ben Kavanagh) First Cut! Youth Council Award: Maistir (Cian O’Connor) YMVC 2018 Award: Ryan Vail – The Wait (Alexander Kuribayashi) Best Director: Oisin McKeogh for Inner Voice Spotlight Young Adults Award: Mirrors (Emanuele Massa) Best Schools Film: When The Fat Girl Gets Skinny (Eoghan Courtney, Largy College, Co.Monaghan) Best Documentary:…

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First Cut! Programme 2018

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First Cut! is delighted to announce its programme for 2018! The festival just keeps growing and this year it has added another day to its schedule, bringing it up to four days packed with screenings, presentations, workshops and panel discussions. For a full listing of all events, please visit our ‘Festival at a Glance’ page…

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Festival Special Guest: Cartoon Saloon’s Mark Mullery

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Saturday 28th April – 2.15 pm First Cut! is thrilled to welcome Cartoon Saloon’s Mark Mullery, technical director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature The Breadwinner which will go on general release in May. Mark will treat us to a look behind the scenes of The Breadwinner and give us some insights into Cartoon Saloon, the…

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