First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2021

All About Animation 2

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Animation plays a major part in First Cut! Youth Film Festival because nothing conveys the magic of cinema like animation. Animated films are hugely popular worldwide. They’re often the first movies we fall in love with as children, introducing us to iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and so many more. 


In addition, the animation industry in Ireland is on fire and it’s an exciting time for professional animators and also for students looking to break into the industry. Irish animation has won awards at such major ceremonies as the Oscars, BAFTAs and Emmys, and these have helped establish our reputation as a global powerhouse and centre of excellence for animation.


This year First Cut has an expanded animation workshop and screening programme. Tonight's two programmes have three exciting parts. This programme, All About Animation 2, highlights a selection of the best animations submitted to the First Cut! Open Call 2021.


First Cut! Open Call Animations

Outstanding animations submitted to the First Cut! 2021 Open Call from young filmmakers in Ireland and abroad.


CNP - Visit to the Lacunary Space of Memory (Adina Constantin)

Alamid (Shayna Velasquez - Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School Belfast) 

The Moments (Piotr Kaźmierczak)

On The Outside (Liam Cronly) 

Enkata (Max Hendrickson)

Blind Consumption (Instituto América Latina) 

Coloridos (Instituto América Latina)

Replaced (Instituto América Latina) 

The Soul of Beasts (Instituto América Latina) 

Freja (Sinéad Nolan)

Hania & Jacek (Roch, Mia & Franciszek Karwowski)

Wendigo (Max Hendrickson)


Panel Discussion: Max Hendrickson (Enkata, Wendigo) and Shayna Velasquez (Alamid) will discuss their work in a panel moderated by First Cut! animation coordinator Jessica Bonenfant Coogan.

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