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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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 an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group,…

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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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Special Panel Discussion – Changing Attitudes: Women in Film & Television

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Saturday 28th April – 1pm It has been an eventful year for gender equality. We are particularly pleased to welcome this ‘Women in Film and Television Panel’, an opportunity to discuss the rewards and challenges of being a woman creating in what has traditionally been a male field. Through bringing together a group of women…

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Acting For Film Workshop with John McCarthy

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Wednesday 25th April – 3.30pm A workshop for anyone aged 14-18 with an interest in acting for camera will take place during the festival. No previous experience is required. The emphasis is on introducing basic performance techniques and giving pointers towards building on these. We will focus on collaboration and ensemble work and will unfold…

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