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We Are Hiring! Jobs & Vacancies

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First Cut! is recruiting for a number of roles to help deliver the festival in Spring 2023.

Culture Night 2022: YMVC Filmmakers Spotlight

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Meet the up and coming YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition directors making music videos for exciting Irish artists Paddy Hanna, Strange Boy, Willzee and Elaine Mai under the mentorship of acclaimed filmmakers Brendan Canty and Bob Gallagher. The YMVC 2022 directors are Fionnuala McCormack & Rachel McGill, Ian Fallon, Fia Wren, and Cara Gaynor.…

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Culture Night 2022: Film Screenings from the best of Cork’s emerging filmmakers

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2022 in collaboration with Youghal Credit Union presents a screening of short films from the best of Cork’s emerging filmmakers. First Cut! Youth Film Festival annually provides young filmmakers, age 12 to 24, from Youghal and Cork County, a platform for developing, filming and screening their short films. The annual…

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Culture Night 2022: Cork Young Filmmakers Screening Kinsale – Harbour of History

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A documentary screening with students from Kinsale Community School and Cork Film Centre. ‘Kinsale – Harbour of History’ is a documentary made by Kinsale Community School students in which they researched their town, interviewed local historians and explored historical sites. This Cork Young Filmmakers film was mentored by Cork Film Centre and funded by Cork…

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YMVC 2022 Participants and Artists Announced!

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We are thrilled to announce our Youth Music Video Competition 2022 participants, following a competitive open call earlier this year. YMVC gives young emerging filmmakers based in Ireland the opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted directors Brendan Canty and Bob Gallagher and other recognised industry professionals. With each year, the competition…

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Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Film Week

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Make Movies & Have Fun this Summer with Cork Young Filmmakers’ week-long filmmaking camps in locations around Co. Cork. If you’re based in Cork, aged 14-18yrs, and interested in making films…these courses are for you! Develop skills in front of and behind the camera with expert tutors and equipment from Cork Film Centre. Learn: storytelling,…

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Kate Dolan in Conversation: Watch Online for a limited time only!

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Don’t worry if you missed our in-depth conversation with Kate Dolan, director of the award winning new Irish horror film You Are Not My Mother, in March. We are thrilled to present the fascinating conversation, hosted by Chris O’Neill head of cinema at Triskel Arts Centre, online for a limited period. About Kate Dolan Writer/Director…

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

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Wishing all our 2022 Award Winners another huge congratulations on their wins. The standard of films submitted for the 2022 festival was the highest yet, and selecting the awards with so many impressive films to choose from was a difficult task. First Cut! Youth Film Festival Best Film Award 2022 | A SAD EXCUSE FOR…

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Meet the 2022 Youth Advisory 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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YMVC OPEN CALL 2022

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Emerging directors aged 18-23 are invited to apply for the 7th annual YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition.  Deadline Extended: 7pm Friday 1 April 2022. YMVC is an opportunity for young filmmakers working in any style to receive expert mentorship while they produce a music video for an up and coming Irish act. Their videos…

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