Cork County Council have teamed up with Cork Film Centre to launch a new programme of film making for young people in schools, youth projects and clubs and a wide range of organisations working with young people age 12 to 21. To kick start the 2014 filmmaking activity Cork Young Filmmakers, managed by Cork Film Centre with funding and support from Cork County Council, is now offering places to 42 young people in July on two Summer Film Weeks this year!
This year first will take place in Midleton (June 30-July 4) and the second in Mallow, (July 14 to 18th).
‘This is a great opportunity for any young person who is interested in filmmaking, behind or in front of the camera. It’s about having fun, learning new skills and building confidence. We provide the training, equipment and hands on creative and technical support to young people who also learn about themselves and about working in groups.’ said Mary Mc Grath, Cork Young Filmmakers coordinator, ‘we are aware of the huge interest in filmmaking amongst young people and are delighted that this programme has expanded into Cork County as a whole, and delighted to be working with CDYS in the Blue Cube in Gouldshill in Mallow’.
To apply for a place e mail firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with your name, contact details; address/tel.no., age and briefly outline why you feel this course is for you and what experience you have. The only charge will be a €20 registration fee. Workshops in south and east County Cork are co-funded by SECAD, South & East Cork Area Development.
Each week 21 young aspiring filmmakers, aged from 12-20 will engage in an intensive film making programme covering script, art direction, storyboard, acting for film, camerawork and directing. They will have ample opportunities to direct, learn about sound effects and get some experience in editing in the last two days. The result two great short films, hands on experience in all aspects of film making and, as one participant said “amazing fun and meeting lots of new people”. There will also be a chance for a small number of participants to make a short documentary film during the week. As in previous years Cork Film Centre will provide professional training and equipment throughout the week. The emphasis is on hands-on film making.
Demand for places on this course is very high so book your place now!
The Cork Young Filmmakers participants will have an opportunity to showcase their short films at a Gala Film event hosted by Cork County Council in December. There will be further opportunities for training and screening for participants of these workshops.