Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
All ages event | Wheelchair accessible
A screening of short films made by local young filmmakers, followed by Q&A. Selection includes films made by participants of the Cork Young Filmmakers Programme, and the ‘Future Filmmakers’ group who operate out of the Film Centre Gallery in Ballincollig throughout the year. Cork Film Centre will also host a team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course performing stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.
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.
Future Filmmakers is a weekly club involving 10-15 young people, age 14-19, who are keenly interested in film making. The group was set up in answer to a need expressed by young people for opportunities to build on their experiences at 1, 2 and 5-day workshops available to them through the Cork Young Filmmakers programme. Young filmmakers continue to meet and make films. The ‘club’, very like a youth club with a focus on film, provides a safe place and equipment, mentorship and supervision from professional filmmakers. Its structure is less formal than the workshop model. Young people get more opportunities to make films, develop stories and ideas, and grow in confidence and skills in telling their own stories.
This countywide youth arts programme has year on year been supported by Cork County Council to cover training, equipment and travel costs involved in offering this training to groups of young people, age 12 to 21, in youth organisations, schools and clubs throughout the county.
Cork Young Filmmakers is managed by Cork Film Centre, a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. Cork Film Centre’s Core Services involve providing facilities, equipment, advice and expertise, for the creation of new work, and providing workshops and seminars to maximise the potential of artists/filmmakers of all ages. The centre organises screenings & exhibitions for filmmakers and artists.