Mitchelstown Young Filmmakers

Venue: Forrest Hall, New Square, Brigown
Town: Mitchelstown
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Phone: 086 803 1227
Mitchelstown Young Filmmakers


All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A screening of the short films made by local young filmmakers through their involvement in two-day and week-long filmmaking workshops from the ‘Cork Young Filmmakers’ Programme, hosted by CDYS and supported by Cork County Council.

In 2016 in conjunction with CDYS, a newly set up service in Mitchelstown for young people, Cork Young Filmmakers presented a one-day workshop to 10 young people. They learnt the basics of filmmaking and made a short film. The workshop was very successful at a number of levels; engaging young people in an arts activity in the new local initiative at Forrest Hall. The result was an award winning short film- ‘Wi-Cri’. Following this success the 2016 Creative Community Award enabled a week long filmmaking programme in July 2017, in Mitchelstown. With full take-up of 21 places and huge interest form young people from Fermoy, Mitchelstown and surrounding areas, two more short films are made. All will be screened on Culture Night to a local audience, alongside other award winning films made by young filmmakers and screened at the annual First Cut! Youth Film Festival.

A new and dedicated youth space has been set up in Mitchelstown under Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services. It has come about through a lot of lobbying and hard work on behalf of many people that work with and for the young people of Mitchelstown, They saw a huge gap in services for the teenagers in the town and decided something needed to be done. Along with this dedicated space a new youth worker, Victoria O Brien has also been appointed. CDYS hosted a one day Cork Young Filmmakers workshop. This workshop has had a huge impact on CDYS Mitchelstown with others showing interest in the creative arts especially filmmaking and are looking to establish a new group of film makers that would meet on a regular basis, share ideas & scripts and set about making a movie.

The Cork Young Filmmakers programme of workshops, is a county wide arts programme designed to encourage young people’s involvement in the arts and provide them with hands-on opportunities, which they might not otherwise have access to, to make short films. In addition, this process builds confidence and skills and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. The involvement of young people in this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration and leadership. Set up in 2006 it is managed by Cork Film Centre, with continued funding and support from Cork County Council.

Cork Film Centre is a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. First Cut! Youth Film Festival showcases new films 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.