Welcome to First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2015


 

    First Cut! Youth Film Festival Youghal Feb. 27 Feb. 28    

Brendan Canty, the man behind the Hozier video, to officially open 6th First Cut! Youth Film Festival in Youghal

It was announced today that Brendan Canty, the filmmaker behind ‘Take Me To Church’, the internationally renowned Cork made music video that has been viewed 150 million times will officially open the 6th First Cut! Youth Film Festival. The special opening ceremony will take place on Saturday 28th February at 10.30 am in the ‘Pop-Up’ cinema at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal

Most screenings during the festival are accompanied by discussion and question-and-answer sessions with directors, producers or actors involved in the productions 

One of the most important aspects of filmmaking is meeting other filmmakers to collaborate with and learn from. 

Being a ‘pop-up festival it travels out again this year to the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal and turns it into a great 'big screen cinema' and festival venue with all sorts of exciting film events for young people who live there, in surrounding areas and further afield.

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    The Mall Arts Centre Youghal

Festival Venue: The Mall Arts Centre Youghal 

 

 

 

We want to engage young people who are making short films or who are interested but up to now haven’t had the opportunity to check it out & learn more. We invite the whole community to get involved, bringing together local, national and international talent, skills and vision. 

Please Note: 

Group Booking is required for Friday 27th 'Schools& Colleges' Day firstcutfilm@gmail.com.

Saturday 28th : FREE Entry at the Door, Mall Arts Centre.

In all over the 2 days of screenings the Festival will present almost 100 short films in various categories and special programmes. This year we welcome a new category of young filmmakers. The annual Open Call was extended this year to include short films from college students.

We are delighted with the response to the 2015 Open Call, short films from young people from all over Ireland and internationally have been submitted. We have received films from 10 different counties: Cork, Dublin, Tipp., Galway, Clare, Louth, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Louth and 8 countries are represented: Scotland, Greece, the UK, Spain, Nepal, India, Ireland and South Korea! 

Fictional Shorts Animations, Dramas, Documentaries Comedies, Music Videos, Thrillers - an excellent mix from young filmmakers age 12 to 24, in schools and colleges. We are very excited about the quality of this year’s festival, the best yet.

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

First Cut! Youth Film Festival works in association with Cork Film Centre and is funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council, the Arts Council and is sponsored this year, again! by Salesforce. Thank you also to South and East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD).As well as the screenings of works by young filmmakers, the Festival will also include workshops, performances and the rare opportunity for young filmmakers to learn from, and engage with the professionals. 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.