Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Cut! Youth Film Festival: Call for Entries

First Cut! Pop-Up Youth Film Festival Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland

February 28th-March 1st

Open to all filmmakers between 12 & 21

Submission Deadline: January 10th 2014

No Entry Fee!

We are now accepting submissions for the next First Cut! Youth Film Festival.
We are looking for short films (15 minutes or less) in the following categories:
Animation, Fictional Shorts, Documentaries, Music Video, Schools Projects, Short Shorts (One-Minute-Wonders).

The festival will take place in Youghal, February 28th-March 1st, and offers an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers, aged 12- 21, to gather in a vibrant festival atmosphere for a rare chance to network and showcase their work.

All you need to do is fill in an entry form and send it in to us with a copy of your film. To download an entry form and a copy of the submission guidelines, click on links below:

Entry Form


Post a copy of the completed entry form along with a standard DVD (NOT a video file) to:
First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope's Quay, Cork.

Our Deadline is January 10th 2014.

You may submit more than one film, but each film must be on a separate DVD and have its own entry form.

As well as screenings of works by young filmmakers, the Festival will also include workshops, performances and the rare opportunity for budding filmmakers to learn from, and engage with, professional filmmakers. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops will take place in the Mall Arts Centre and in a variety of other locations throughout the town during the Festival.

Enquiries to: Mary Mc Grath, Coordinator First Cut! Film Project
E-mail: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Tel: 00 353 (0) 86 8139019
Web: cfcfirstcut.blogspot.com

First Cut! Youth Film Project, working in association with Cork Film Centre, is funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council and South & East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD).
First Cut! Film Festival receives financial assistance from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Cut Gala This Friday at Cork County Hall!


6.30 pm, Cork County Hall

Cameos: originally meaning "a small piece of artwork” or a special screen appearance by a famous actor, director, or prominent person who would ordinarily not take such a small part; also refers to a type of camera shot in which the subject is filmed against a black or neutral background.

Last Blast (Glanmire Youth Project, Foroige)
When Losers Win (Glanmire Community College)
The Blob (Midleton Youth Project CDYS)
Dibs (Pobalscoil Trionoide, Youghal)
After School (St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill)
Don’t Look Behind (St Colman's Community College, Midleton)
Invisible Boy (YMCA, Cobh)
Ping Pong  (YES Youth Enterprise Scheme, Togher)
Hat Invasion (Inch Youth Club Foroige)

Potboilers: a literary reference to the hard-edged, American detective/crime thrillers (also often called 'pulp fiction' or 'dime novels')

Karma (made at  Cobh Youth Services)
Camera Class (made at Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig)
The Songwriters (made at Glanmire Youth Project)
Granny’s Revenge (made at Youghal Inch Youth Club/Hot Spot Youth Cafe)

Cartoons: an animated film that is usually not of feature length; also see animation

Crows of Dalee (Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig)

Cash Cows: in movie terms, a definitely guaranteed, 'can't-miss' blockbuster film that promises to generate disproportionately tremendous profits.

Towards Confident Film Making Cobh July/August 2013:

In Your Head

Silver Bullets: aka "magic bullet" - a solution that completely solves the complicated dramatic problem within a film

Make a Film In a Week Summer Films Midleton July 2013:

Body Swap
My Brother’s Keeper
'Making of' Documentary

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Film Week 2013

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Towards Confident Filmmaking

Monday, March 4, 2013

Calling Young Filmmakers!

Click on image below for information on First Cut's 2013 opportunities for young filmmakers: