Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Workshops 2023

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Interested in a summer of fun and film? Have you always wanted to learn what goes into making a film? Cork Young Filmmakers is offering a series of hands-on filmmaking workshops across Cork for young people from14 to 18 years old. Each workshop will cover scriptwriting, camera work, lighting, directing actors, and an introduction to editing. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have experience with every role on the team and together will have produced a short film as a film crew.

Dates and Locations

Each five-day workshop week will run from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

  • Midleton June 26-30 FULL
  • Mallow July 3-7
  • Cobh July 10-14
  • Macroom July 17-21
  • Bandon July 24-28

Registration and Fees

Because the workshops are subsidised by Cork County Council, The Arts Council, SECAD, Cork ETB and Creative Ireland, the total cost is just €75 per person for the full week.

Each location is limited to 15 young filmmakers and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please email your application to and make sure to include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Age
  • Briefly outline what (if any!) experience you have and why you feel this course is for you

The Details

These courses are specifically designed for young people and are ideal for those who are creative and have a genuine interest in filmmaking, either in front of or behind the camera. Previous experience is not a requirement.

These summer workshops create a safe place for young people to meet and work with other filmmakers. Participants get to make a film, learn new skills, and receive tips on how to use their own equipment whether that’s a phone or a camera. It’s all about having fun, building confidence, encouraging creativity and self-expression.

Taught by experienced professional filmmakers, each week covers storytelling, directing, film production, script development, sound, lighting, cinematography and editing. Each day from10am to 4.30pm is jam-packed with practical activities which encourage participants to explore a wide range of filmmaking skills from writing and directing and acting, to cinematography, editing, and creating soundtracks. The young filmmakers will get the opportunity to develop their craft using professional equipment provided by Cork Film Centre.

Working in small teams, young people learn to work as part of a crew sharing roles- everyone gets a chance to explore the creative and technical sides of filmmaking. It also helps develop critical thinking, communication and teamwork. For many of those who participate, this experience can help create pathways into college, university and the film industry and also having an opportunity to showcase their short films at film festival and screening events.

If you have questions, please email and we’ll be happy to help.