Posts by: Max Le Cain

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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Creating New Stories from the Past: An Archive Footage & Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop

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Creating New Stories from the Past: An Archive Footage & Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop Free two-part online workshop: April 17th : 2 -5.30pm; April 18th: 2-4pm Screening of workshop films: May 7th, 6pm. First Cut Youth Film Festival in collaboration with the Make Film History project are delighted to offer a two-part workshop that looks at how to…

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Meet the 2021 First Cut! 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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Wolfwalkers to Close First Cut! 2021

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First Cut! is thrilled to announce that the closing event of the 2021 festival will be a screening of the stunning Oscar and BAFTA nominated Wolfwalkers on Saturday May 8th. This magical feature from legendary animation studio Cartoon Saloon has been widely hailed as an instant classic. In it, a young apprentice hunter and her…

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First Cut! Open Call Programmes 2021

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First Cut! is delighted to announce the three programmes of short films selected from the 2021 Open Call. The New Normal: Open Call Programme 1 Sat. April 17th, 8pm The opening programme of this year’s festival is an acknowledgment that 2020 has been a year like no other. With Covid-19 ravaging the world, a ‘new…

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Puppetry for Film and Television Workshop

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An hour long workshop in puppetry for the screen for ages 14-24. Delivered over Zoom at 2pm, Saturday May 8th. This highly interactive free workshop will take participants through some basic puppetry exercises with one of Ireland’s most renowned puppeteers, Dominic Moore. It will shine a light on puppetry techniques  such as:  Synchronisation,  Movement,  lip-syncing…

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