First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2018: Open Call For Short Films

First Cut! Youth Film Festival seeks short film entries by filmmakers aged12-24

Deadline: Wednesday February 28th

Festival dates: Wed April 25th – Sat April 28th 2018

Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Youghal Co. Cork

Admission: Free

 

 

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 edition.

 

This annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers. It is based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, Co. Cork and will run between April 25th and 28th 2018.

 

The call-out for short films is aimed at filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 24. It is open to films from schools, colleges, youth groups and individual filmmakers. Entries are welcomed from Ireland and abroad in every genre, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The closing date is Wednesday February 28th. Full details on how to submit a film are online at firstcutfilmfestival.com

 

The 2017 edition of the festival screened over 125 short films. It featured a public workshop by The Young Offenders writer/director Peter Foott, who remarked “I wish First Cut! was around when I was a young filmmaker… It’s such a great platform for young filmmakers to get their films seen.”

 

Awards are presented in a several categories, including best film, best director, best schools film, best animation, best documentary, best music video and best film by a young adult. This year, First Cut! is introducing the First Cut! Youth Jury Award to be selected by its youth volunteer committee.

 

Due to its ongoing success, First Cut! Youth Film Festival will be expanding from a three- to a four-day event this year. In addition to providing young filmmakers with a platform to show their films and to learn from industry professionals, it offers a rare and valuable opportunity for them to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of likeminded people. Each screening is accompanied by a panel discussion with young filmmakers where young people can share their experiences and take inspiration from their peers.

 

Festival director Mary McGrath explains “We are in the business of encouraging and supporting young filmmakers and giving them much needed opportunities to showcase their films. It is so inspiring to have had the involvement of really talented and successful directors of the caliber of Nora Twomey (Breadwinner), Peter Foott (The Young Offenders) and Brendan Canty, (Hozier- ‘Take Me To Church’/ ‘For You’). It feels like we are at the cutting edge of film making in Ireland and bringing this to young aspiring filmmakers. We are delighted to be working with so many great partners and to welcome so many successful directors, and young film makers to Youghal.”

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is also running the incredibly successful Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) for a third year, teaming up with production company Feel Good Lost and its director Brendan Canty to highlight music video and give young filmmakers an amazing opportunity to be mentored by professional filmmakers associated with Feel Good Lost. Full details of YMVC 2018 will be announced in shortly. Young filmmakers interested in putting themselves forward for one of the five places on this year’s YMVC can contact First Cut! at firstcutfilm@gmail.com

 

 

 

All events and screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

If you are between the ages of 12 and 24 and have made a short film, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video.

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The festival runs April 25th-28th 2018.​

​The deadline ​for entries ​is Wednesday, February 28th 2018.

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival are now accepting entries for the First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017 open submission short film programme – submit your film free of charge.

Now in its eighth year, First Cut! Youth Film Festival, April 27-29, showcases short films made by young filmmakers over three days packed with screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals. It provides a valuable opportunity for young people to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of like-minded people. Every type of film is screened: fiction, documentary, animation, music video and more.

This year First Cut! invites short films in a range of categories made by individuals or groups in youth or arts groups, in secondary schools, PLC’s and third level colleges. A special ‘Schools Day’ will take place on Friday 28th April dedicated to screening films made in secondary schools in acknowledgement of the sheer amount and quality of film making taking place now throughout Ireland, for many young people it is where they get the initial chance to make a film and indeed the opportunity in many cases to hone their craft.

 

To find out how to submit your film, visit our Open Call page at http://www.firstcutfilmfestival.com

 

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Call For: Entries to the First Cut! Youth Film Festival

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Each year First Cut! put out a call for films that are made by young people, age 12 to 24.  Submissions are accepted from individuals, schools, colleges, clubs and projects.

The Call for Entries to the First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2016 is open. The 7th edition of the festival will take place in April. The festival provides an opportunity for young filmmakers, age 12-24, to be part of a very exciting national and international Youth Film Festival which is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.

First Cut! 2016 is again dedicated to screening short films made by young people. It’s time to get submitting! Entry is free. An award for the best short film in each category will be presented. Filmmakers may enter individually or in groups. Music Video, animation, documentary, shorts made in schools, (new ‘as gaeilge’ category), and by 3rd level students in Ireland and internationally.

This year First Cut! will have a special category for schools in acknowledgement of the sheer amount and quality of film making taking place now in schools throughout Ireland, for many young people it is where they get the initial chance to make a film and indeed the opportunity in many cases to hone their craft.

First Cut! now offer an opportunity to young filmmakers to showcase their work, (Friday 22nd is Schools Day at the Fest) …a chance to have their short films screened at Ireland’s only Pop Up film festival open to all local, national and international filmmakers under 24.

 

To Enter: submit your film on line using We Transfer with your completed Entry Form to Cork Film Centre, info@corkfilmcentre.com, before February 12th.

www.firstcutfilmfestival.com for all the entry information and form.

 

Keep an eye on all upcoming deadlines here.

 

 

 

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2015

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is the only annual ‘Pop-Up’ Youth Film Festival in Ireland. This is a FREE and OPEN Event, suitable for young people from 12 to 24 and adults of all ages, with an interest in film making.

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.

The 2015 Festival will take place Thursday 27 & Friday 28 February in Youghal, Co. Cork in a ‘big screen’ pop-up venue. The festival has continued to grow and provides filmmakers with a much needed opportunity to showcase their work and meet fellow filmmakers.

One of the most important aspects of filmmaking is meeting other filmmakers to collaborate with and learn from. It offers an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers, aged 12- 24 years, to gather together in a vibrant festival atmosphere for a rare chance to network and showcase their work. It showcases and celebrates films made by young people, bringing them together in a professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere with opportunities for learning from /engaging with each other and with film industry professionals.

Young people can also take part in FREE events hosted by film experts. Most screenings during the festival are accompanied by discussion and question-and-answer sessions with directors, producers or actors involved in the productions. Filmmakers can receive feedback on their film.

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

The festival engages 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. First Cut invite the whole community to get involved, bringing together local, national and international talent, skills and vision. In all over the 2 days of screenings the Festival will present almost 100 short films in various categories and special programmes. This year the festival welcomes a new category ,the annual Open Call was extended this year to include short films from college students.

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.

 

 

 

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