‘Magic Movie Week’ for young Cork filmmakers

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‘Magic Movie Week’ as young Cork filmmakers shoot for Cobh Film Festival premiere. The 2012 First Cut! Summer “Make a Film in a Week” took place last week from Monday June 25 to Friday2; 10am to 5pm.The venue was, as in previous years, in the Town Council Building and nearby Evangelical Church, Midleton.

This year a group of 21 young aspiring filmmakers, aged from12-19 spend their time behind, and in front of digital cameras and hovering over computers loaded with editing software. The result two great short films, hands on experience in all aspects of filmmaking and, as one participant said “amazing fun and met lots of new people”.

As in previous years Cork Film Centre provided professional training and equipment throughout the week. The emphasis is on hands-on filmmaking. “The demand for places on this course is very high with young people booking their places in early April… they jump at this opportunity to build on their skills, work in teams and make amazing short films” First Cut! Coordinator Mary Mc Grath said, “It is an amazing opportunity for any young person from the Cork Harbour area who is really keen on filmmaking”.

Through the First Draft Short Story/ Script Competition which was run by First Cut! earlier this year two winning entries were chosen. The Cat Prince from Ellie Menton and Zomcom by Cian Johnston provided the stories which were then adapted by Max Le Cain, Cork Film Centre.

Both films will be premiered at this year’s First Cut! Youth Film Festival in Cobh. This vibrant annual film festival takes place over the first weekend in October and sets out to support the next generation of local, national and even international filmmakers by showcasing newly created short films.

The Festival offers an opportunity to young filmmakers to showcase their work on the big screen in Cinemobile in Cobh 5/6 October.

We are inviting young people under the age of 21 to enter their short films for the 2012 Festival. This year First Cut! is looking for short films of any genre; drama, documentary, comedy, animation, music video, sci fi / horror, artistic/experimental, made by local, national and international young filmmakers under 21.

Submission Deadline: September 14th. No Entry Fee! Send your film on a DVD, highest quality possible please! Post Entries to: First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, Pope’s Quay, Cork

Preparations for the First Cut! Pop-Up Youth Film Festival 2012 in October are well underway. Young filmmakers will also have opportunities over a number of days to learn from and engage with professional filmmakers through panel discussions, Q&A sessions and hands -on workshops.We are currently putting together the festival programme.

Following the success of the previous two years plans to expand the festival are underway with the introduction of some exciting new elements as well as building on the previous highlights. Look out for an exciting new Music Video element which First Cut!  will be announcing very shortly. Anyone with interest in participating can contact firstcutfilm@gmail.com.

A big thank you to SECAD, Cork County Council and the Arts Council for their on-going support to First Cut!

THE 4TH ANNUAL FIRST CUT! YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

The 4th Annual First Cut! Youth Film Festival will take place in October 2012 in Cobh, Co Cork. This vibrant annual film festival takes place over the first weekend in October and sets out to support the next generation of local, national and even international filmmakers by showcasing newly created short films.

The secret location of the First Cut! Pop Up Youth Film Festival 2012 was revealed in June.  Cobh, a town which has been without a cinema for nearly 30 years, is a perfect location!

First Cut! will bring Cinemobile the magnificent 100 seater state of the art mobile cinema to Cobh, Co Cork.The Festival offers an opportunity to young filmmakers to showcase their work on the big screen in Cinemobile in Cobh 5/6 October.

Our objective is simple- to showcase the best work by young Irish film makers and to present this alongside work by other international young makers.

We are inviting young people under the age of 21 to enter their short films for the 2012 Festival. This year First Cut! is looking for short films of any genre; drama, documentary, comedy, animation, music video, sci fi / horror, artistic/experimental, made by local, national and international young filmmakers under 21.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival receives support from the Arts Office of Cork County Council, SECAD and the Arts Council.  The Festival has now expanded to include screenings, workshops, performances and opportunities to learn from and engage with professional filmmakers.

Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and hands -on workshops will take place in a variety of unusual and interesting locations throughout the town over a period of days.

More Information: contact Mary Mc Grath 0868139019/ e mail firstcutfilm@gmail.com

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The First Cut! Youth Film Festival working in association with Cork Film Centre is funded by The Arts Council and the Arts Office of Cork County Council.

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