First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2021

Spotlight Open Call Programme

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Spotlight Open Call Programme - Introduction
Spotlight is First Cut’s open call programme celebrating the vision of emerging filmmakers of third level age. Some are in film courses, some are working independently but all are significant upcoming talents to watch for in the future.
So Say All of Us
A birthday can be difficult when you’re in isolation.
Everything Right Now
Sometimes it all piles on way too fast.
That’s Not Fair
You try your best and still it isn't enough.
Clara’s Room
Clara’s bedroom is the starting point for a mosaic of moments, providing a glimpse of the life contained therein.
To All My Darlings
Yet another tragic miscarriage sends Adaeze's life out of kilter.
Be More
A contemplation of the Irish landscape and its inhabitants through the lens of Greek mythology.
Coming Home
Devin has had a poor relationship with her father. Upon news of his death, she is determined to get closure.
Husky
A civil war veteran embarks on a treacherous journey to reunite a Native American baby with her tribe.
Nostalgia
In this surrealist piece, the speaker recalls an episode of abuse that haunts her throughout her life.
Follow
What if your followers turned into real people?
The Sauce
A young man is trying to remember the ingredients of an old recipe in search of something he's lost and to learn how to start again.
Cat Vomit
A diaristic account of my experience of coming into my gender identity and realising it’s always been a lingering, inescapable part of me.
What Athena Saw When Tiresias Looked
A dynamic account of two young people bound together by their shame and their mistakes.
I Am Not Your Bitch
A film that explores the relationship between the negative connotations that come with animal names when referenced and used against women.
Last Letter
A non-fiction coming-of-age film about the final entry in a diary I kept for three years.
An Tuile
An exploration of post-apocalyptic Cork, a flooded landscape after the sea has risen thirty metres.
Spotlight Open Call Programme - Q&A
Panel Discussion: Francis O’Mahony (Cat Vomit), Lia Campbell (To All My Darlings) and Darragh Scott (Husky) will discuss their work in a panel moderated by filmmaker Ger Browne.
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Spotlight is First Cut’s open call programme celebrating the vision of emerging filmmakers of third level age. Some are in film courses, some are working independently but all are significant upcoming talents to watch for in the future.


So Say All of Us (Colin Peppard)

Everything Right Now (Wolliewohl Junior)

That’s Not Fair (Olivia J. & Peter Walsh)

Clara’s Room (Pippa Molony)

To All My Darlings (Lia Campbell)

Be More (Pearse Donaghy)

Coming Home (Laura Mannix)

Husky (Darragh Scott)

Nostalgia (Charlotte Ainsworth)

Follow (Simone Tringali)

The Sauce (Brian Clancy)

Cat Vomit (Francis O’Mahony)

What Athena Saw When Tiresias Looked (Douglas Tyrrell Bunge)

I Am Not Your Bitch (Katelyn Markham O’Halloran)

Last Letter (Ian Fallon)

An Tuile (Seamus Wulff)


Panel Discussion: Francis O’Mahony (Cat Vomit), Lia Campbell (To All My Darlings) and Darragh Scott (Husky) will discuss their work in a panel moderated by filmmaker Ger Browne.