First Cut! Youth Film Festival presents an exciting series of filmmaking workshops both before and during the 2022 festival. The sessions are delivered by experienced professionals and industry experts, and cover both general and specialist aspects of filmmaking. All workshops are free of charge. Early booking essential, spaces limited.

Our Workshop Series is kindly supported by The National Young
Filmmakers & Animators Network.

TikTok Filmmaking Competition

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 up to €250!

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Collage Animation Workshop: Surrealist Comedy

Following on from her popular 2021 workshop, Ann Upton returns to First Cut! in 2022 to present a Collage Animation Workshop with the theme of Surrealist Comedy. Over the course of two workshops, participants will draw inspiration from the surrealist movement and comedic performances to create animated collage pieces.

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Get Into Filmmaking – A Film Basics Workshop

First Cut! Youth Film Festival presents an online, hands-on workshop in the basics of filmmaking facilitated by Cork Film Centre’s professional and experienced filmmakers. Each student will write, shoot, direct and edit their own film using their own equipment.

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Introduction to Anime Character Style

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to drawing in the style of Japanese anime by illustrator Amy Louise O’Callaghan. Characters created could be used in your own personal animations, comics and illustrations.

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Póca Productions’ Smartphone Filmmaking Training

First Cut! is thrilled to welcome back Póca Productions, who will present a free 2-day workshop online where you will learn industry-standard skills and techniques necessary to plan, film and edit your short film (Max 60 secs) using the technology and software available on your smartphone.

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Climate Action Filmmaking Competition As Gaeilge

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 chruthú, as Gaeilge, a théann i ngleic leis an topic phráinneach; athrú aeráide, ag díriú ar na réitigh
atá ann.

First Cut! is delighted to announce its first filmmaking through Irish programme. This competition is an initiative for young filmmakers to make films in the Irish language that tackle the urgent topic of climate change and create one minute films that focus on solutions.

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