Cork Young Filmmakers

Cameras Roll on Summer Film Making for Cork Young Filmmakers


Always wanted to Make A Movie? Learn new skills, have fun and meet new people? Cameras will start to roll for young people in two venues in County Cork very shortly. If you are aged between 12 to 21, and want to learn to write, shoot, act, direct, edit a short film then have a look at this amazing opportunity available to 42 young people in County Cork this summer! Apply now for your place on this 5-day hands-on filmmaking workshop with professional filmmakers and the only charge will be a €40 registration fee.

You will get to make a film and learn new skills that you will take home. 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 if you are passionate about film and want to take part in this amazing opportunity for any young person from the Cork County area, who is really keen on film making, then contact Cork Young Filmmakers now!

‘It is a great opportunity for young people to try out different aspects of filmmaking, meet new people, have fun and learn all about working in a team. With funding from County Council and SECAD the low cost makes it accessible to everyone’ said Mary Mc Grath, Cork Young Filmmakers Coordinator, ‘young people are guided through the film making process, helping them to develop a range of transferable skills leading to the creation of films. Participants develop confidence, learn new skills, develop and produce short films. For many of the participants it is also about creating pathways into college, university and the film industry. Finally 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, with venues this year in Midleton and Mallow’.

Spaces are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment. To apply for a place e mail 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 €40 registration fee. (‘Summer Film Week’ is funded by Cork County Council. The Midleton Film Week is co-funded by SECAD, South & East Cork Area Development).

Closing Date for applications is Monday 15th June, places will be offered on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Summer programmes are designed for young people who have some film-making experience.

Summer Film 2015 will take place in Midleton, (Monday June 29-Friday July 3) and Mallow (Monday 13-Friday 17 July 2015). 10am to 5pm Mon-Fri. All participants will be notified by e mail.

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.