Posts by: Emer Casey

YMVC 2022 Participants and Artists Announced!

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We are thrilled to announce our Youth Music Video Competition 2022 participants, following a competitive open call earlier this year. YMVC gives young emerging filmmakers based in Ireland the opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted directors Brendan Canty and Bob Gallagher and other recognised industry professionals. With each year, the competition…

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Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Film Week

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Make Movies & Have Fun this Summer with Cork Young Filmmakers’ week-long filmmaking camps in locations around Co. Cork. If you’re based in Cork, aged 14-18yrs, and interested in making films…these courses are for you! Develop skills in front of and behind the camera with expert tutors and equipment from Cork Film Centre. Learn: storytelling,…

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Kate Dolan in Conversation: Watch Online for a limited time only!

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Don’t worry if you missed our in-depth conversation with Kate Dolan, director of the award winning new Irish horror film You Are Not My Mother, in March. We are thrilled to present the fascinating conversation, hosted by Chris O’Neill head of cinema at Triskel Arts Centre, online for a limited period. About Kate Dolan Writer/Director…

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

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Wishing all our 2022 Award Winners another huge congratulations on their wins. The standard of films submitted for the 2022 festival was the highest yet, and selecting the awards with so many impressive films to choose from was a difficult task. First Cut! Youth Film Festival Best Film Award 2022 | A SAD EXCUSE FOR…

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Meet the 2022 Youth Advisory Council

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The First Cut! Youth Advisory Council is a rotating group of young people who act as festival advisors each year. The group introduces a youth perspective to First Cut’s development and planning, and in return get to meet like-minded peers interested in filmmaking. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) also take part in specially programmed workshops,…

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YMVC OPEN CALL 2022

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Emerging directors aged 18-23 are invited to apply for the 7th annual YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition.  Deadline Extended: 7pm Friday 1 April 2022. YMVC is an opportunity for young filmmakers working in any style to receive expert mentorship while they produce a music video for an up and coming Irish act. Their videos…

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Get Into Filmmaking – A Film Basics Workshop

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival presents an online, hands-on workshop in the basics of filmmaking facilitated by Cork Film Centre’s professional and experienced filmmakers. Each student will write, shoot, direct and edit their own film using their own equipment. The workshop will take place over two days and it will allow twelve young people aged 14-18yrs…

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Introduction to Anime Character Style

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During this workshop, participants will be introduced to drawing in the style of Japanese anime by illustrator Amy Louise O’Callaghan. Characters created could be used in your own personal animations, comics and illustrations. There will be continuous drawing demonstrations throughout, with participants drawing along. Workshop Description Introduction to Anime – brief history, overview of the style…

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Collage Animation Workshop: Surrealist Comedy

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Following on from her popular 2021 workshop, Ann Upton returns to First Cut! in 2022 to present a Collage Animation Workshop with the theme of Surrealist Comedy. Over the course of two workshops, participants will draw inspiration from the surrealist movement and comedic performances to create animated collage pieces within the theme of Surrealist Comedy.…

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Póca Productions’ Smartphone Filmmaking Training

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First Cut! is thrilled to welcome back Póca Productions, who will present a free 2-day workshop online where you will learn industry-standard skills and techniques necessary to plan, film and edit your short film (Max 60 secs) using the technology and software available on your smartphone. Course Content The course includes two workshops: Smartphone Filmmaking…

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