Posts by: Max Le Cain

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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First Cut! International

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First Cut! is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new strand to its annual programming. First Cut! International is an online platform that will augment the main Open Call programmes with online screenings showcasing the best short films by young filmmakers from all over the world. First Cut! receives hundreds of films from…

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Athrú Amháin / One Change 2023

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Last year we were delighted to have a positive response to our pilot Irish language film programme Athrú Amháin / One Change. We are pleased to announce that it will run again in 2023. We will be accepting expressions of interest from January 9th, 2023. In January 2022 First Cut! Youth Film Festival launched its…

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First Cut! 2023 Open Call

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2023 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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First Cut! 2022 Call For Short Films Now Open!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2022 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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Cork Young Filmmakers Schools Award 2021 Announced!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce the 2021 Award for Best Schools Workshop Film goes to Detention Deficit Disorder from Colaiste an Toirbhirte, Bandon. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this quirky and entertaining film, and to everyone who participated in the 2020/’21 Cork Young Filmmakers programme. Detention Deficit Disorder can be…

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First Cut! Awards 2021

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We are delighted not only to publish the list of these outstanding films but to be able to share many of them online. A huge thank you to the filmmakers for your generosity in allowing us to screen your films in this way – and, of course, enormous congratulations on your superb work! The standard…

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Last Day for Bookings

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We’re on to the final day of First Cut! 2021. What a journey it’s been! Thank you to all the filmmakers and special guests, to our generous sponsors and to our wonderful audiences for supporting this our very first virtual First Cut! Youth Film Festival. However, and wherever you watched, we hope you enjoyed it…

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YOUNG CRITICS @ First Cut 2021

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YOUNG CRITICS @ First Cut 2021 First Cut Youth Film Festival and the National Network for Young Filmmakers & Animators with YIFM proudly present the Young Critics Workshop on Friday, April 23 5pm-7pm. This is open to aspiring film critics and to any young person who is into film and creative writing, (aged 16-26), from…

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Cork Creative Careers Programme Filmmaking Workshop

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to partner with Sample-Studios in a programme which presents a series of free filmmaking workshops for Transition Year students in Gaelcholaiste Mhuire A.G and St. Vincent’s Secondary School, led by Maximilian Le Cain. The Cork Creative Careers Programme is schools-based creative careers talks & workshops programme for TY…

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