Friday, September 24, 2010
The Beacon Hill Film Project has had to cancel their Workshop at the Festival. Will Sadler, their Project Manager, sends apologies.
We are really sorry that they have had to cancel and hope to link up with them at another time.
And so the choice of 2nd Workshop @ 3.20pm is Ayman Scuffins or Patrick O Shea.
Please let us know in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0868139019
More great photos taken during the shooting of Summer Project Films in Midleton Adoptation and Stone Soup.
Thanks to Evia Vanaga, Ballincollig and Gavin Curley, Youghal !
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
First Cut Youth Film Festival 2010
Saturday October 2
County Hall, Cork
2 - 8pm
A fun-packed day of screenings and film-related workshops!
Young people attending will have the opportunity of participating in three workshops.
1) Fresh Film Festival presentation (for everyone attending)
2) Leeds Young Film Festivals’ 2010 National Young Filmmakers Award Winners’ Beacon Hill Film Project. 'The Pirate and the Mermaid'
Presentation by young, Mallow based filmmaker Ayman Scruffins on his feature film Cassie and the Crystals
Presentation by established, Cork-based filmmaker Patrick O'Shea
(Participants should choose from one of these three workshops, which will run at the same time. Please email email@example.com to let us know which workshop you'd like to attend)
3) Animation presentation with Jane Lee (for everyone attending)
Followed by the annual gala screening of all First Cut films made over the past year!
Information on Workshops
Animation with Jane Lee:
JANE LEE is an animator / director based in Cork who heads her own production company, Paper Plane Creations. Recent short films include Revelations (commissioned byThe Irish Film Board), Bare ( commissioned by the Irish Film Board, the Arts Council and RTÉ, ) and The Demon Within. Jane's work can be seen on her website - www.paperplanecreations.com.
Fresh Film Festival:
The FRESH FILM FESTIVAL is a national film festival for young people, aged between 7 and 18, which takes place in Limerick each year. The Fresh Film Festival grew out of a need for a specific film festival for young people that would firstly assess their needs and then develop a programme that would suit their requirements. The festival is committed to the creation of a strong film culture in Ireland which it feels can be achieved by having film-making and film education freely accessible to young people. Jayne Foley, Fresh Film Festival director, will present thisn workshop.
Beacon Hill Film Project:
BEACON HILL FILM PROJECT, film 'The Pirate and the Mermaid' won the National Young Filmmakers Award this year (14-19 category) at Leeds Young Film Festival. The Beacon Hill Film Project is a group of young people with learning disabilities and autism who, with support, make their own films from script to screen. They also make the props, design the costumes and compose the music. This year, in addition to winning the National Young Filmmakers Award, the project has also won a First Light Award for Best Original Music (composed by the young people) which was awarded by David Arnold, composer of the recent James Bond Films. Their work has also been featured at Encounters, and on Saturday 4th September, the project won the National Lottery Award for “Best Arts Project”, broadcast live on BBC One to an audience of around 2.2 million viewers.
Cassie and the Crystals is an epic high fantasy film written, directed and produced by young Mallow man AYMAN SCRUFFINS. Ayman who is a talented all rounder, has run a host of projects with young people in Mallow, including The Street Girls Dance Show (2009), Malla Mia Musical (2009) and The Fantasy Dance Show (2010). This is his second film after the runaway success of ‘The Key of Troplem’ in 2008 which was screened in the Gate cinema in Cork. These projects were run by Ayman and a group of fellow volunteers under the guise of ‘Spotlight’, a youth group set up in 2006 by Youth Work Ireland CDYS based in the Mallow Youth Centre.
PATRICK O’SHEA is an award-winning film maker who studied Film & Communications in the Dublin Institute of Technology from 1995 to 1999. He was Head of Operations for the Future TV Media Centre in Dublin for the year 2000, after which he moved to Luxembourg and worked in the film studios of Carousel Pictures and Deluxe Productions. He has written, directed and produced numerous short films and promo videos. His short film ‘Revenge’ was broadcast on RTÉ 2 (Ireland’s national broadcaster) and his short horror film, ‘The Sign’ (2008), premiered at the Cork International Film Festival in 2008 and played as part of Spike Lee’s Babelgum Online Film Festival 2009. His short film ‘Penny’, screened at the Cork, Waterford and Clones Film Festivals in 2008. ‘Penny’ won the Prize for ‘Best Drama’ at the Corona International Fastnet Short Film Festival 2009. It recently screened on RTÉ as part of its Short Screen series. His latest short film, ‘Tunnel’, has screened at the Cork International Film Festival, Electric Picnic, The Galway Fringe Fleadh and at Underground Cinema in 2009. He is currently in post-production with his debut feature film, 'Tree Keeper' which was shot during the summer of 2010. Patrick is the writer, director and producer of 'Tree Keeper'. Go to www.treekeepermovie.com for more information.nPatrick O'Shea will screen and talk about the making of his short films 'Penny', 'The Sign' and 'Tunnel'. He will particularly concentrate on aspects of no budget, guerilla film-making.
Glannormal Activity (Glanmire Community School)
Der Leben Narkotisch (Killeagh CDYS Club)
Tick-Tock ( Carrigaline Youth Project)
I'm a Student, Get Me Out of Here! (St Coleman's, Midleton)
Body Bag (St. Aloysius,Carrigtwohill)
News Stalk (Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal)
Cursed Phones ( Youthreach Youghal)
Cousins Inch (Killeagh Foroige Club)
The Janitor (Youghal Youth Project)
Crazy in Love (Ballincollig Community School)
Hooked (Cobh Youth Services)
Strained Activities (St Peter's, Passage West)
Not the 10 O'Clock News (Glanmire Community School)
Adoptation ('Make a Film in a Week' summer project)
Stone Soup ('Make a Film in a Week' summer project)
Teachers’ Pet (Glanmire Youth Project)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It will again take place at Cork County Hall and feature a gala screening of all films shot in the 2009/'10 First Cut! Project as well an exciting selection of other youth film related workshops and events. Watch this space for updates!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This competition is linked directly to the First Cut! Film Project.
You are invited to submit a short story, which you feel can be adapted easily to film, and which may be shot during the Film Summer Project which will take place in Midleton June 22-26th.
Up to 500 words/max. 2 pages typed.
This competition is open to all young people at youth project/secondary school level in the South and East Cork Areas.
Deadline for entries is 28 May.
The winning author will be prominently credited on the film which will be shown at the First Cut Film Festival in September 2010. The winning story and two runners up will be published on an internet site connected to Cork Film Centre and the First Cut blogsite.
All entries to: Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork.
The winners will be announced on CFC s website and on the FIRST CUT blog site: cfcfirstcut.blogspot.com on Friday June 7th, and will be notified by e-mail.
Films made during the week will be shown at the First Cut! Film Festival, provisional dates 25/26 September 2010.
The deadline for applications for a place will be May 28th.
Anyone interested should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org asap with information on what you have done to date, your track record in film making, and send us anything you have shot, even on mobile phone, or been involved in making. Let us know why you want a place on this project. Any questions call/text or e mail.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This selection of photos gives just a hint of the fun that's been had:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
They contacted us looking for a Video Assistant. This is a voluntary position which would give the opportunity to one young person, age 16-25, to participate actively with professional filmmakers in one of the Festival's major productions, FML. This is commissioned by Belgian director Pol Heyvaert of Campo, Out of Order, a 2009 Festival workshop performance which was powerful, darkly humorous and innovative. It's back for a full production in the 2010 Festival, reinvented as FML (F**k My Life)
First Cut! young filmmakers will make up a critical audience of 30 young people who on Friday 9th April will view FML. The audience will view the unfinished production and in a facilitated session will give feedback to the young people in FML. They will also be invited to a preview on June 24th. There is potential for those who are interested to become part of the Festivals new and innovative Young Curators Event, providing training to young people who are interested in being involved in creating festivals, shows, productions and arts projects in the area.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's open to anyone under 19 and it's totally free of charge to submit a film. Winning films will be projected on the big screen in both Letterkenny and Derry. The top 10 films will travel to international youth festivals around the world. The deadline is 19th March.
The North West Youth Film Festival is seeking all types of short films. For more information email:
or have a look at the submission form linked below:
Monday, January 18, 2010
If you are between the ages of 7 and 18 years of age and have been involved in the making of a short film don’t forget to enter it to Fresh Film Festival by January 29th, 2010.
Entry details available on request of from www.freshfilmfestival.net or call 061 31955 for more information.
The 13th Fresh Film Festival will take place from March 22nd-25th 2010. The film entry deadline for the Junior and Senior Ireland's Young Filmmaker Awards for 2009 is January 29th.
This year's festival will feature an exciting collection of national and international films, special events and Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year awards featuring the brownbag animation award, The Radharc award for best documentary, RTE Two Tube's 60 second Short and The international award.
The Senior Ireland's Young Filmmaker Awards 2009 take place on Wednesday March 24th and the Junior Ireland's Young Filmmaker Awards will take place on Thursday March 25h.
For applications please contact the office or check Fresh Film Festival website.