It’s a dull summer for Cork teens.
With festivals, discos and even Irish college cancelled over Covid-19 restrictions, there’s precious little to fill the long days at home if you’re a young person.
Now Cork Young Filmmakers with Cork County Council and The Arts Council are inviting bored youngsters to sign up for a free Online Film Making Course.
Designed for kids aged between 14 and 18 years of age who are living in the Cork County area, four courses will run from June 29th to July 24th, 2020.
Experienced filmmaking tutors from Cork Film Centre will facilitate each of these courses via Zoom, providing training and mentoring through the process of making short films from start to finish, using whatever equipment the student has available, from cameras to smartphones.
Each participant will make one documentary and one fictional short. The resulting films will be exhibited online, so that participants can share their work with friends and family.
In groups of ten participants, the young filmmakers will join professional filmmaking tutors online over a ten-day period.
“During these uncertain times we want to ensure that young filmmakers continue to have access to enjoyable hands-on professional workshops, developing their filmmaking skills while staying safely at home and keeping entertained,” said Mary Mc Grath, CYF Coordinator.
“For budding filmmakers, being confined to home does not mean all projects need to be put on pause.”
To apply for a free place on the course, email [email protected] with your name, age and contact details and a brief outline of any filmmaking experience that you have; any other courses you have participated in; any films you may have made, and why you feel this course is for you.