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SECAD Noticeboard Week 3 September 2012

SECAD Noticeboard Week 3 September 2012

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First Cut Youth Film Festival 2012 is ready to rock!

 

The fantastic First Cut Youth Film Festival 2012 will be on the Great Island of Cobh this year and already there are lots of  very exciting events planned on the festival schedule.

Mary McGrath is the Co-ordinator of the ‘First Cut Festival’ which runs from October the 6th until October the 8th and the festival will showcase short films made by young people in Cork and will be screened in a ‘Cinemobile’ which will be parked near the towns heritage centre.

The innovative move of bringing ‘Cinemobile’ to Cobh for the festival will make a bit of history as it has been 27 years since a big screen has entertained the public in Cobh and with the ‘Cinemobile’ in position in this historic year for the town as it celebrates ‘Titanic 100’ it certainly will add a very special atmosphere to this wonderful and progressive festival which celebrates the talent and enthusiasm of youth.

Mary McGrath said “This is a public event, it is open to everyone and all are welcome to come along and enjoy the wonderful array of talent on show. One of the most inspiring projects this year was the inaugural Spike Music Video Competition, introduced  with the support of Cork County Council’s Tourism Department, we were able to select seven young bands from a large entry , to go to Spike Island and record their very first music video in a fantastic location. Under the guidance of Cormac O’Connor of the ‘Maple Rooms Production Company’ the young bands have flourished and really put together top class music videos. Cormac has worked with bands like the Frank and Walters, so he is highly regarded in the business”.

These young talented musicians will have their music video screened at the festival and this will be an opportunity for friends and family to see the videos for the first time and there are plans to have a live gig featuring the bands too during the three days of festivities.

Also planned for the festival is daytime screenings for young people and general screenings in the evening, plus there will be a look at the Ford 8 winners to take in the connection between Cobh and the Titanic.

Adding to an already fabulous schedule, the Festival Committee have managed to bring some World class animators to Cobh for four days as Northern Ireland based animators Jan Caspers and Gary Rosborough will give a four day training workshop for young people.

Jan and Gary has worked in Palestine and Berlin, so they will bring a truly international feel to the Festival. Jan Caspers and Gary Ross have been working together for the past four years on a number

of animation projects with organizations in Ireland, Berlin and their main project which has taken place in Palestine to develop a programme with teachers and the school system there, as a means of creating a ‘cascading’ programme (ie. creating a model that can have lasting effect on more students over a longer period of time by introducing the techniques they use to teachers and community groups, who can, in turn, introduce these skills to their students).

“I want to thank everyone involved in making this First Cut Youth Film Festival 2012 a reality, especially Cobh Town Council, the Chamber and supporter s of the event like SECAD and Cork County Council. I am delighted to announce that self-taught 3D Animator Gerald O’Brien from Conna will be at the festival. Gerald recently released Daithi agus Goliath which will be screened with subtitles at the festival, which will be a big hit with everyone” added Ms McGrath.

There has also been tremendous input from a ‘Youth Advisory Group’ which consists of about ten young people. The group is incredibly important in planning and promotion of the Festival.

For more information on the festival check out www.firstcutfilmfestival.com or the festivals Facebook page ‘first cut youth festival’ or you can follow events on Twitter.

 

These young talented musicians will have their music video screened at the festival and this will be an opportunity for friends and family to see the videos for the first time and there are plans to have a live gig featuring the bands too during the three days of festivities.

Also planned for the festival is daytime screenings for young people and general screenings in the evening, plus there will be a look at the Ford 8 winners to take in the connection between Cobh and the Titanic.

Adding to an already fabulous schedule, the Festival Committee have managed to bring some World class animators to Cobh for four days as Northern Ireland based animators Jan Caspers and Gary Rosborough will give a four day training workshop for young people.

Jan has worked in Palestine and Berlin, so he will bring a truly international feel to the Festival.

“I want to thank everyone involved in making this First Cut Youth Film Festival 2012 a reality, especially Cobh Town Council, the Chamber and supporter of the event like SECAD and Cork County Council. I am delighted to announce that self-taught 3D Animator Gerald O’Brien from Conna will be at the festival. Gerald recently released Daithi agus Goliath which will be screened with subtitles at the festival, which will be a big hit with everyone” added Ms McGrath.

There has also been tremendous input from a ‘Youth Advisory Group’ which consists of ten people. The group was incredibly important in regards to the area of ‘Community Sustainment’ in relation to the festival and there will be a top class cascading model which will remain in Cobh as a reminder of the 2012 First Cut Youth Film Festival.

 

For more information on the festival check out www.firstcutfilmfestival.com or the festivals Facebook page ‘first cut youth festival’ or you can follow events on Twitter.

 

Men’s Health Morning

South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD) invites interested men in the area to attend the Men’s Health Morning on Thursday 20th September 2012 at SECAD offices, Midleton. Registration from 9:30am: runs from 10am to 1.30pm.

Please RSVP to Tom Carey on 021-4621098 or tom@thelifedesignco.com

This event is supported by the Community Fund operated by Cork County Council and the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP).

Toni McCaul

Management Team

South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD)

Midleton Community Enterprise Centre

Owennacurra Business Park

Knockgriffin

Midleton

East Cork

 

 

 

Music Network Music Capital Scheme

 

 

Music Network welcomes the recent announcement by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht confirming capital funds of €185,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2012.

The Music Capital Scheme provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional performing artists. Stream 1 is for Musical Instrument Banks…pipe bands, music groups etc have been previously funded.

The Music Capital Scheme deadline is Tuesday 27 November 2012. Further information, application forms and guidelines have been available since Friday the 7th of September.

http://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/funding/capitalscheme/?utm_source=Music+Generation+E%3ANewsletter+September+2012&utm_campaign=Music+Generation+Sept+2012&utm_medium=email

Community Support from www.secad.ie

SECAD’s community support work includes capacity building for community groups, investment into community facilities and amenities, village enhancement and working with specific initiatives such as a youth film project, a men’s shed, a youth mental health project and a sports development programme.

Under the Local Community Development Programme we aim to prioritise people and disadvantaged communities, which means that we target those furthest from access to education, training and employment, and those at highest risk of social exclusion. There are four goals under this programme:

1. Promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services.
2. Increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural activities and resources.
3. Increase people’s work readiness and employment prospects.
4. Promote active engagement with policy, practice and decision making processes on matters affecting local communities.

Under the Rural Development Programme SECAD offers grants to eligible projects which fulfill the criteria of the Rural Development Programme. This programme covers both urban and rural areas in the SECAD catchment area. If you wish to apply for funding for your community, SECAD staff will advise you on how to develop your idea and also put you in contact with the necessary expertise you may require from other agencies.

Whether your project is only at the idea stage or may have developed further, you can telephone and arrange to meet one of our Development Officers or for them to call to you to discuss your proposed project.

For Further Information about our Community Support please contact Nuala O Connell, Development Officer 021-4613432 or email noconnell@secad.ie

 

 

 

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