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TikTok Filmmaking Competition

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Calling all aspiring TikTok creators aged 14-18yrs: Join our new, fun, TikTok Filmmaking Competition for young people in Cork. First Cut! Youth Film Festival and Cork Credit Unions have teamed up to bring you the unique opportunity to learn how to make your own professional, TikTok ready videos…and be in with the chance of winning…

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ATHRÚ AMHÁIN! / ONE CHANGE! Climate Action Filmmaking Competition As Gaeilge

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Comórtas Scannánóireachta á Reáchtáil ag First Cut! Youth Film Festival trí Ghaeilge / First Cut! Youth Film Festival Filmmaking Through Irish Competition Tá lúcháir ar First Cut! a gcéad clár scannánóireachta trí mheán na Gaeilge a fhógairt. Is tionscnamh é an comórtas seo a spreagfaidh scannánóirí óga chun scannáin atá nóiméad amháin ar fhad a…

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First Cut! 2022 Call For Short Films Now Open!

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2022 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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First Cut! welcomes Ayoola Smart & Elena Horgan on board

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival welcomes a new chapter with appointment of two talented, young, female Cork artists. First Cut! is thrilled to welcome actress Ayoola Smart from Schull, and filmmaker Elena Horgan from East Cork, onboard the team in 2021 as a Festival Patron and Filmmaker-in-residence respectively. Ayoola is a familiar face on TV…

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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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