Get Into Filmmaking – A Film Basics Workshop

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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. The workshop will take place over two days and it will allow twelve young people aged 14-18yrs…

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Introduction to Anime Character Style

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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. There will be continuous drawing demonstrations throughout, with participants drawing along. Workshop Description Introduction to Anime – brief history, overview of the style…

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Collage Animation Workshop: Surrealist Comedy

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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 within the theme of Surrealist Comedy.…

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Póca Productions’ Smartphone Filmmaking Training

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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. Course Content The course includes two workshops: Smartphone Filmmaking…

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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 visual artist 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…

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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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