First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2021

The New Normal: Open Call Programme 1

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The New Normal: Open Call Programme 1
Introduction
The New Normal
Do you remember life before everything changed?
Covid Eire
A young Irish person who contracted COVID-19 tells the story of how his life unraveled.
Self Isolated
A man in quarantine in search for supplies ends up locked in his room.
The Year of the End
During the first lockdown our lead character contemplates the effects of COVID-19.
Three Things That Filmmakers Should Do During Quarantine
A filmmaker trapped in quarantine manages to find a new direction.
What About the Animals?
The human race is trying to adapt to COVID-19. What do the animals think of it all?
Conversation Covid: Aisling McNiffe
An episode from a documentary series examining COVID-19 and lockdown.
Conversation Covid:Amy O'Sullivan
An episode from a documentary series examining COVID-19 and lockdown.
Who Are You?
A girl meets her double who brings a fateful message.
Static
A life in isolation starts to take is toll.
Season 16
Fleeting moments between friends celebrating a birthday together.
Conversation Covid: Gary Cogan
An episode from a documentary series examining COVID-19 and lockdown.
The Shipwrecked School
A poetic observation of Dublin city during the Covid-19 era
Stay at Home
A young adult goes for a haircut in the woods but everything is not what it seems.
Conversation Covid: Maeve Doyle
An episode from a documentary series examining COVID-19 and lockdown.
Conversation Covid: Sharon Curran
An episode from a documentary series examining COVID-19 and lockdown.
Merry Covid Christmas
A Christmas Video by students and teachers.
Distanced
A couple face challenges while trying to date during lockdown.
SEM Film Project
An important message of solidarity and community in fighting this pandemic.
The New Normal Q&A
Q&A with filmmakers Amy & Rebecca Moore, Michael Keave and Kacper Bogalecki, hosted by First Cut! Festival's Max Le Cain

The opening programme of this year’s festival is an acknowledgment that 2020 has been a year like no other. With Covid-19 ravaging the world, a ‘new normal’ of worrying uncertainty has established itself in Ireland and across the globe. Beyond the immediate effects of the virus, periods of lockdown, isolation and a general interruption to life as we have known it have touched us all. This programme is made up of films received through the festival’s open call that reflect on and react to living with the pandemic. Even if society is gripped by a public health crisis, these films are heartening proof that the enormous creativity of young filmmakers aged 12 - 24 is healthier than ever. The variety and sheer imagination of this group of films is itself a sign of hope, adaptability and resilience. From thoughtful documentaries to moving dramas to unclassifiable personal responses to the lockdown - and not forgetting a couple of laugh-out-loud comedies responding to some of its more absurdist aspects! – The New Normal is a testament to the inspiring power of youthful creativity.


The New Normal (Olympia International Film Festival & Camera Zizanio)

Covid Eire (Michael Keane)

Self Isolated (Ashish Prasai)

The Year of the End (Muirinn Carty – County Wexford Youth Film Project)

Three Things That Filmmakers Should Do During Quarantine (Brandon Lee)

What About the Animals? (Tom Martin – County Wexford Youth Film Project)

Conversation Covid: Aisling McNiffe (Amy & Rebecca Moore – Kildare Young Filmmakers)

Conversation Covid: Amy O’Sullivan (Amy & Rebecca Moore – Kildare Young Filmmakers)

Who Are You? (Harini Rameshkumar)

Static (Gearoid Murphy)

Season 16 (Niamh Collins – Emerging Limerick Filmmakers)

Conversation Covid: Gary Cogan (Amy & Rebecca Moore – Kildare Young Filmmakers)

The Shipwrecked School (Ciaran Mahony)

Stay at Home (Emmet Punch)

Conversation Covid: Maeve Doyle (Amy & Rebecca Moore – Kildare Young Filmmakers)

Conversation Covid: Sharon Curran (Amy & Rebecca Moore – Kildare Young Filmmakers)

Merry Covid Christmas (Terence MacSwiney Community College Transition Year Group)

Distanced (Liam Boland)

SEM Film Project (Kacper Bogalecki – Saint Brendan’s College, Killarney)


Panel Discussion: Michael Keane (Covid Eire), Kacper Bogalecki (SEM Film Project) and Amy & Rebecca Moore (Conversation Covid) will discuss their work in a panel moderated by programmer Max Le Cain.

  • Runtime
    3 minutes