A premiere screening of ‘Sullane Stories’ a short film about Macroom made by local young filmmakers during the summer of 2019, followed by Q&A. Selection includes ‘An Teiripeoir’ a short film made with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta agus Mise Múscraí in April 2019 and others made by participants of the Cork Young Filmmakers Programme throughout the past year. Cork Young Filmmakers is a countywide youth arts programme managed by Cork Film Centre and funded in the main by Cork County Council. Without the support of the Blarney Macroom Municipal District Arts Development Fund, this project would not have taken place.
The programme is open to anyone aged 13 – 19 with an interest in filmmaking, workshops take place yearly in partnership with schools, youth projects and in a wide range of organisations working with young people throughout the County. Summer Film Weeks 2019 take place in Macroom, Midleton, Mallow and Bandon – 5 days of hands-on filmmaking for almost 100 young people.
Cork Young Filmmakers is a Cork County Youth Arts Training Programme, focused on film making, managed by Cork Film Centre and funded in the main by Cork County Council. The programme comprises a series of one-day, two-day and week-long film making workshops for young people, youth groups and schools throughout County Cork.
It is an innovative programme which has successfully engaged 1,000’s of young people in the arts since it set up in 2006 in East Cork, growing year on year in response to the enormous interest and creativity of young people. Now a countywide programme, it provides training, support and encouragement to young aspiring filmmakers all over County Cork. This programme has resulted in the now four- day international First Cut! Youth Film Festival, an annual event which takes place in Youghal, Co. Cork.
Since it started in 2006 the programme has gone from strength to strength. In 2014, through the support of Cork County Council, it expanded into a county-wide programme. The Cork Young Filmmakers programme is funded annually by Cork County Council. Elements of the programme have had ETB and HSE and SECAD funding and support over the years.
Each year the programme engages with almost 400 young people in a range of workshops, summer programmes, special projects and clubs. The feedback has been extremely positive. Not only do young people build skills in all areas of filmmaking, they are involved in a process which builds their confidence and skills, enhances personal development, and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. In addition, we know now that through feedback from parents, youth workers and teachers that this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration, and leadership and can open up avenues and opportunities in filmmaking for some young people’s future studies and careers.
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Killarney Rd, Macroom, Co. Cork
No Booking Required