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YMVC 2024 Participants Announced

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We are thrilled to announce our YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition 2024 participants, following a competitive open call last year. YMVC gives young emerging filmmakers based in Ireland the opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted directors Brendan Canty, Bob Gallagher, Kate Dolan and Tara O’Callaghan. Meet the 2024 YMVC filmmakers…

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Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Workshops 2024 – Open for Bookings!

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From Monday July 1 to Friday August 2 the Cork Young Filmmakers  programme will be offering a series of Summer 2024 hands-on Filmmaking Workshops for Young People, 14 to 18 years old, over 5 days  in 5 locations in County Cork! The programme is managed by Cork Film Centre who provide professional training and equipment…

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First Cut Youth Film Festival Awards 2024

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Huge congratulations to the First Cut 2024 Award Winners! First Cut Youth Film Festival Best Film 2024 – Rat King (Róisín Leahy-Sahin) First Cut Youth Council Award 2024 – Ivy (Fiachra Cotter) First Cut Youth Film Festival Best Director 2024 – Áine Fahy (Tomorrow) First Cut Youth Film Festival Spotlight Award 2024 – Rationed (Wiktoria Weintritt)…

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Meet the Youth Advisory Council 2024

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The First Cut Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of young people who share a special interest in film and bring their perspectives as young people to advise First Cut on how to improve the festival each year and make it relevant. They are responsible for selecting a Youth Advisory Council Award for a…

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First Cut Launches Experimental Film Award in Collaboration with aemi

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First Cut 2024 features a special guest panel discussion, Different Frames, which focuses on experimental film. It brings together a distinguished panel of filmmakers and curators to explore the boundless possibilities of alternative forms of filmmaking from distinctive points of view. Outside of the usual patterns of film storytelling there dwells a vast cinematic palette…

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Intinn @ First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2024

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First Cut is pleased to add Intinn to its 2024 programme. Meaning ‘mind’ or ‘way of thinking’ Intinn is a film and mental health programme offering Transition Year students the opportunity to explore mental health, personal well-being and strategies of resilience through film, and well-being workshops led by youth mental health specialists. Supported by Community…

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ATHRÚ AMHÁIN 2024

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Tá Athrú Amháin ar Ais! First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2024 Filmmaking Through Irish Competition Tá áthas ar First Cut! a fhógairt go bhfuil an chlár scannánaíochta trí Ghaeilge Athrú Amháin ar ais. Tionscnamh atá sa chomórtas seo do scannánóirí óga chun scannáin a dhéanamh i nGaeilge a théann i ngleic le hábhar práinneach an…

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YMVC 2024 Open Call

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YMVC 2024 is the 9th annual Youth Music Video Competition. YMVC is Ireland’s unique mentorship programme for emerging directors and is one of First Cut! Youth Film Festival’s flagship programmes. Ten talented filmmakers will be selected to make a music video for an up and coming Irish act. The mentorship programme mirrors the process a…

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First Cut! 2024 Open Call

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2024 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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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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