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SECAD Noticboard Week 3 July 2012

SECAD Noticboard Week 3 July 2012

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012

The 4th Annual First Cut! Youth Film Festival will take place in October 2012 in Cobh, Co Cork. This vibrant annual film festival takes place over the first weekend in October and sets out to support the next generation of local, national and even international filmmakers by showcasing newly created short films. The secret location of the First Cut! Pop-Up Youth Film Festival 2012 was revealed in June. Cobh, a town which has been without a cinema for nearly 30 years, is a perfect location!

First Cut! will bring Cinemobile the magnificent 100 seater state of the art mobile cinema to Cobh, Co Cork. The Festival offers an opportunity to young filmmakers to showcase their work on the big screen in Cinemobile in Cobh 5/6  October. Our objective is simple- to showcase the best work by young Irish film makers and to present this alongside work by other international young makers.

Lights, Camera Action !! Young Movie Makers


First Cut! Youth Film Festival is inviting filmmakers under the age of 21 to enter their short films for the First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012. They accept films in any genre that are shorter than 15 minutes in length. To enter, just send your film on a standard DVD – NOT as a video file! – to Cork Film Centre before September 14th and you could see your film included in the 2012 programme!

As well as the screenings of works by young filmmakers, the Festival will also include workshops, performances and the rare opportunity for budding filmmakers to learn from, and engage with, professional filmmakers. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops will take place in a variety of locations throughout the town during the Festival.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival receives support from the Arts Office of Cork County Council, SECAD and the Arts Council. 

Entries are now open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival
Submission Deadline: 14th September
Open to all filmmakers under the age of 21, all film genres accepted
No Entry Fee! 
Send your film on a DVD, highest quality possible please! 

Entries to: First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, Ireland

Tech stuff: Standard DVDs – no media files – 15 mins max. length.


Please include the following info with your entry: Film Title, Genre, Running Time
Your contact Info: Name, Address, E-mail, Website, Tel/ Mobile. 
Enquiries to: Mary Mc Grath, Coordinator First Cut! Film Project 
E-mail: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Tel: 00 353 (0) 86 8139019 
Web: www.firstcutfilmfestival.com

First Cut! Youth Film Project, working in association with Cork Film Centre, is funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council and South & East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD). The First Cut! Film Festival receives financial assistance from the Arts Council of Ireland.



Margaret is at home at the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop

Tús Participant Margaret McCarthy is at home on the Youghal Road, Midleton where she works at the Society of the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, just 20 meters away from St. Colmans Community College.

Mary has been on a Tús placement since September 2011 and said “I have loved every minute of my time here in the shop. I have made friends and it has given me an opportunity to get back into the workplace. I can’t fault Tús, but I wish it could go on longer than twelve months because I am so happy here”.

Shop helper Mary Murphy with Tús Participant Margret McCarthy

A person once said “Good work is always rewarded” which is a sentiment echoed by the Midleton President of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Maeve Cronin who said “Margaret is fantastic, trustworthy and a great worker, we are just mad about her. The support from SECAD is deeply appreciated and we are so lucky to have had Margaret with us here in the shop”.

The Thrift shop is run by many volunteers who give up their time to help and Margaret who has been a brilliant Tús Participant has won the hearts of all of them.


Shop Volunteer Mary Murphy (left) with Tús Participant Margaret McCarthy

(Picture by Joe Dilworth)


SECAD Local Information Services

SECAD supports an information service in five locations, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton and Youghal.

This service can offer you information about SECAD’s employment supports and training courses. It can also offer you information about other employment and education/training services in your local area.

Contact Information:

Cobh: Cobh Family Resource Centre, Park House, Cloyne Terrace, Cobh

Contact: Anneline Weinmann, Coordinator

Telephone: 021 4816103

Email: anneline.cfrc@gmail.com

Ballincollig: Ballincollig Family Resource Centre (FACT), The Old Village Shopping Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig

Contact: Eve Phillips, Coordinator and Pat Smith Outreach Worker

Telephone: 021 4876295

Email: psmithballincolligfrc@gmail.com

Youghal: Cumann na Daoine, 4 Catherine Street, Youghal

Contact: Evelyn McGrath Building Coordinator

Telephone: 024 91900

Email: evelyn@youghalcdp.com

Midleton: Midelton Community Forum, Old Youghal Road, Midleton

Contact: Sean Aherne Coordinator

Telephone: 021 4633522

Email: mcforum@eircom.net

Carrigaline: Family Centre

Elsie Wilson Coordinator (not directly involved but she may help with advertising locally)

Telephone: 087 2324777

Email: cfsicc@gmail.com

For more information checkout   www.secad.ie





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