Cork Young Filmmakers Summer Film Workshops

In Macroom, Midleton and Mallow week-long workshops are available for 13 to 19 year olds who are interested in any aspect of filmmaking, whether already having some experience, previously attended Cork Young Filmmakers one or two day workshops or are passionate about film and want a chance to try different roles and develop your skills.

Participants will learn and experience a wide variety of different aspects of being a filmmaker in a hands-on, fun and interactive workshop. Working alongside professional filmmakers from Cork Film Centre, over five days you will explore, learn and create short film. Filmmaking isn’t a solo activity. During Summer Film Week you’ll meet other, like-minded young people interested in filmmaking. These summer week-long workshops will take place in three venues spread throughout County Cork, involving over 60 young people.

In addition this summer there are two further projects which should attract the attention of any young person who is passionate about film, in front of or behind the camera!

These take place in Ballincollig and in Mitchelstown, both made possible by Cork County Council. A feature length film making project over two weeks in Ballincollig and the Documentary Project in Mitchelstown are completely free and will involve a further 30 young aspiring filmmakers from the area.

Young people, age 13 to 19 will get to make a film and learn new skills to take home. It’s all about having fun, learning new skills, building confidence, encouraging creativity and self-expression. For many of those who participate this experience is creating pathways into college, university and the film industry. All filmmakers will have an opportunity to showcase their short films at special Festival and Gala Film events.



MACROOM​, (25-29 JUNE),


MALLOW​, (9-13 JULY),

BALLINCOLLIG, (16-20 and 23-27 JULY) and MITCHELSTOWN, (30 JULY – 3 AUG.)

To Apply for your Place: Email: immediately with name, contact details; address/, age and briefly outline what experience you have and why you feel this course is for you!

The only charge will be a €50 registration fee.  Places are limited so please email your application NOW to ensure your place.

Cork Young Filmmakers is a Cork County Youth Arts Training Programme funded by Cork County Council, SECAD and Cork ETB and managed by Cork Film Centre.

​Special programmes in both Ballincollig and Mitchelstown have been made possible through support from the Municipal Districts Creative Communities Awards.​


‘Towards Confident Filmmaking’ – The 40-hour Training Programme



Cork Young Filmmakers, a Cork County Youth Arts Training Programme managed by Cork Film Centre, is launching a new and exciting filmmaking training course ‘Towards Confident Film Making’. The 40 hour training is designed  for young people, ideally between the ages of 15 and 21, who are interested in film-making and want to develop their skills and confidence in the areas of writing, story-telling, directing and acting. It’s not just about making a great movie. It’s about learning the skills to make a great movie – and to really enjoy the process. The focus is on the process of film-making, not just the end result.

Participants will learn how to learn skills for themselves, how to identify and move past their own ‘blocks’ in writing and performance. It ‘s all about finding your own authentic voice and having the confidence to use it.’

To apply for a position in this course, email

The deadline for applications is Friday September 12th 5pm. If you are selected, there will be a nominal booking charge of €10. Applicants must make their own travel arrangements and bring a packed lunch each day.

The 2014 Towards Confident Film Making 40 hour programme will take place in Youghal. Part 1 will take place on Saturdays, Sept.27th to October 18th, and Part 2 will take place during mid-term break, Tuesday Oct 28th – Friday Oct. 1st, inclusive.

Application Criteria:

  • aged between 15 -21 years old.
  • will be living in the Cork area; we are particularly looking for applications from the Youghal/ East Cork area where we plan for Towards Confident Film Making to take place.
  • must be available to attend on all dates and  must be keen to explore and develop your skills through writing, acting and/or directing, preferably with some experience in film-making .


E mail now!  Briefly outlining: why you feel this course is for you; any experience you have; what aspects in particular you are interested in.

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Call Out for County Cork Young Filmmakers

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  immediately with your name, contact details; address/, 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.