Posts by: Max Le Cain

Intinn @ First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2024

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First Cut is pleased to add Intinn to its 2024 programme. Meaning ‘mind’ or ‘way of thinking’ Intinn is a film and mental health programme offering Transition Year students the opportunity to explore mental health, personal well-being and strategies of resilience through film, and well-being workshops led by youth mental health specialists. Supported by Community…

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ATHRÚ AMHÁIN 2024

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Tá Athrú Amháin ar Ais! First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2024 Filmmaking Through Irish Competition Tá áthas ar First Cut! a fhógairt go bhfuil an chlár scannánaíochta trí Ghaeilge Athrú Amháin ar ais. Tionscnamh atá sa chomórtas seo do scannánóirí óga chun scannáin a dhéanamh i nGaeilge a théann i ngleic le hábhar práinneach an…

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YMVC 2024 Open Call

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YMVC 2024 is the 9th annual Youth Music Video Competition. YMVC is Ireland’s unique mentorship programme for emerging directors and is one of First Cut! Youth Film Festival’s flagship programmes. Ten talented filmmakers will be selected to make a music video for an up and coming Irish act. The mentorship programme mirrors the process a…

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First Cut! 2024 Open Call

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2024 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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Cruinniú na nÓg Short Films Screening at Chapel Hill School of Art

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First Cut is delighted to announce a special screening of Irish language shorts at Chapel Hill School of Art as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023! Ten short films will feature, each was created as part of the Athrú Amháin competition for young filmmakers making films in the Irish language tackling the urgent topic of…

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First Cut! Awards 2023

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Huge congratulations to all First Cut! 2023 award winners. The standard of films submitted for the festival keeps getting higher and higher, and selecting the awards with so many impressive films to choose from was a difficult task. But in the end these incredibly impressive films were decided on: First Cut! Youth Film Festival Best…

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Meet the 2023 Youth 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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TikTok Filmmaking Competition

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Are you a TikTok fan? Then our TikTok competition What’s the Story? is for you! Calling all aspiring Cork-based TikTok creators aged between 14 and 18 years: take part in our fun TikTok Film Making Competition. First Cut! Youth Film Festival and Cork Credit Unions have teamed up to bring you the unique opportunity to…

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Programme 2023 Coming Soon!

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A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a film for First Cut! 2023. The films that you send in are the core of the festival and every year we are overwhelmed by the quality of the work submitted by young filmmakers from all over Ireland and abroad. We’re hard at work finalising the exciting…

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ATHRÚ AMHÁIN 2023 Workshop

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival Filmmaking Through Irish Competition First Cut! is delighted to announce the return of its filmmaking through Irish programme Athrú Amháin. This competition is an initiative for young filmmakers to make films in the Irish language that tackle the urgent topic of climate change and create one minute films that focus…

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