Posts by: Max Le Cain

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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Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Workshops 2023

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Interested in a summer of fun and film? Have you always wanted to learn what goes into making a film? Cork Young Filmmakers is offering a series of hands-on filmmaking workshops across Cork for young people from14 to 18 years old. Each workshop will cover scriptwriting, camera work, lighting, directing actors, and an introduction to…

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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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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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YMVC OPEN CALL 2023

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First Cut! is delighted to share this good news! We have received an Arts Council Ireland YPCE Project Award to further develop First Cut’s innovative Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) programme in 2023, allowing us to expand in a number of ways including increasing participant numbers significantly! So, to acknowledge and facilitate that exciting opportunity…

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