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Stormtroopers: A Special Effects Workshop with Micheál Fitzgerald

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An hour-long SFX workshop for ages 12-18.  Delivered live over Zoom at 4pm, May 7th. This unique free workshop is ideal for anyone interested in building a SFX strategy for their short films. It is a production overview of acclaimed short film Stormtroopers (2018), with a special focus on special effects. The visionary Micheál Fitzgerald…

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Shaun O’Connor is First Cut! Special Guest 2021

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce that Shaun O’Connor is the festival special guest for 2021. On Saturday April 24th, Shaun will be presenting his acclaimed short films A White Horse and Mary, followed by an in-depth Q&A. Shaun O’ Connor is a filmmaker whose work encompasses short films, music videos and…

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YMVC (Youth Music Video Competition) 2021 Participants Announced

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An annual highlight of First Cut! Youth Film Festival is the YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition. Since 2016, First Cut! has been partnering with cutting edge production company Feel Good Lost to give young emerging filmmakers based in Ireland the opportunity to create music videos under the mentorship of noted director Brendan Canty and other recognised industry professionals. With…

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Collage & Stop Motion Workshop with Ann Upton

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A two-day online workshop hosted via Zoom. Friday 16th & Saturday 17th April, 2-4pm both days Age Group: 18 – 24yrs Over two sessions, participants will create unexpected compositions using found photographic material, and animate their scenes frame by frame. Participants will be advised in creating an at-home stop motion shooting setup, selecting appropriate materials,…

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Get Into Filmmaking – A Film Basics Workshop

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— This workshop is now booked out — A three-day online filmmaking workshop hosted via Zoom. Wednesday 31st March, 10.30am – 1.30pm | Friday 2nd April, 10.30am – 1.30pm | Tuesday 6th April, 10.30am – 1.00pm Age Group: 14 – 18yrs First Cut! Youth Film Festival presents an online, hands-on workshop in the basics of…

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Animania: My World in Motion – Three Day Animation Workshop

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— This workshop is now booked out — Animania: My World in Motion A Three-Day Online Animation Workshop (6th, 13th & 20th March, online via Zoom) Age: Group 1: 8-12yrs | Group 2: 13-18yrs Daily Times: Group 1, 2-3.30pm & Group 2, 4-5:30pm Are you interested in learning how to create Stop Motion Animations? First…

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Job Opportunities: Administration & Social Media Management

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Two job opportunities have become available with First Cut! Youth Film Festival. We are seeking skilled, dynamic people to join our team in the areas of administration and social media management. To apply for either job, please email a cover letter and CV to firstcutfilm@gmail.com Details of both jobs below – please scroll down to…

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First Cut! 2021 Call For Short Films Now Open!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 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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Call Out for YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition 2021

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Calling ambitious young filmmakers aged 18-23 for a unique opportunity to kick-start your career as a director!   First Cut! Youth Film Festival, in partnership with Feel Good Lost, is delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the sixth edition of the YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition! The annual competition will once…

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