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Culture Night: YMVC Meet the Directors

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Culture Night 2021 | Meet the emerging directors making music videos for exciting Irish artists. Our five YMVC (Youth Music Video Competition) 2021 directors; Anna Heisterkamp, Aisling O’Regan Sargent, Darragh Scott, Emma Murphy, Robert Bass, Eoin Byrne and Josh Meany, discuss their experiences of making professional music videos under the mentorship of noted director Brendan…

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Culture Night: Cork Young Filmmakers Premiere Screening

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Culture Night 2021 | Celebrating Emerging Young Filmmakers in County Cork – short films made during the Summer of 2021. In the Summer of 2021 young people from County Cork participated in hands-on filmmaking workshops in Bandon, Cobh, Macroom, Mallow and Midleton. Many of the young filmmakers, age 14-18, had no previous experience. The fun,…

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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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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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