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Calling all would be film directors to follow their dream with Council backed course

July 27th, 2015 10:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

Young film makers in action earlier this summer which comes to West Cork next week

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Cork Young Filmmakers is heading to West Cork this summer with a great opportunity for the region’s would-be Scorseses or JJ Abramses.

This countywide Youth Arts Training Programme, managed by Cork Film Centre, invites young people, age 12 to 21, to take up this opportunity to follow their dream and become involved in the magical world of making movies as part of Skibbereen Arts Festival this year.

It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in film making, in front of or behind the camera, says organiser Mary McGrath.

‘We’re really looking forward to Skibbereen Arts Festival and working with 12 young filmmakers who get this chance to learn filming skills, follow their passion, try something new and meet like-minded people,’ she added.

Young people are invited to book a place now for Tuesday July 28th, 10:30am-4pm at the GAA Pavilion, at a total cost of €10, thanks to Cork County Council and Skibbereen Arts Festival.

A similar workshop for young people with Clonakilty Community Arts Centre on July 25th is fully booked out.

Particpants will get a basic grounding in film making techniques and equipment, and produce a basic short film which will be screened at the festival in Skibbereen Town Hall on Saturday 1st August at 5.30pm.

Places are limited to 12, so book early.

‘Our ethos which values inclusion and accessibility is a good fit with the Skibbereen Arts Festival,’ said Cork Film Centre’s director Chris Hurley, who will present the workshop.

All films will also be screened at the spectacular annual Film Gala Showcase at ‘Vertigo’ Cork County Hall on December 20th. Family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate these films on the big screen.

Participants will also receive a You Tube link to their film.

Email [email protected] or call 086 8139019.

Young filmmakers are also reminded to submit their films to the First Cut Youghal Youth Film Festival 2016.

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