Cork Film Centre / Cork Young Filmmakers operate a strict child protection policy. All trainers are Garda Vetted.
Policy available HERE


Beara People is an 80 minute documentary film about the Beara Peninsula, its history, and a cross-section of the people who live there. Research, interviews and filming were carried out by TY students from Beara Community School during 2019/2020. The project was funded under the Cork County Council Municipal District Arts Development Fund in partnership with Beara Community School and Beara Peninsula Youth Development UBU Foróige.  See Beara People HERE


John McGrath: My Life in the Clock Gate is a documentary made by students at Pobalscoil na Tionóide, Youghal. McGrath was the last person to be born in Youghal’s Clock Gower. He shares his memories of growing up in the iconic tower, and of mid-20th century Youghal in general. The film premiered as the opening film of the First Cut Film Festival 2021.

See John McGrath: My Life in the Clock Gate HERE

Youghal: An Historical Overview, was another film made by the same group of students, in which local historian and author Kieran Groeger provides historical background to the evolution of the town and its Clock Tower.  See Youghal: An Historical Overview HERE


Carrigtwohill Connections 2019 is a documentary on a village which had a population of less than 500 up to the 1960s, and which grew to over 5,000 by 2016.
Life-long residents, recent arrivals, and asylum seekers, all tell their stories to a group of young filmmakers from the area, mentored under the Cork County Council funded Cork Young Filmmakers project.

See Carrigtwohill Connections 2019 HERE

Sullane Stories
is a half-hour documentary, featuring stories from the Macroom area. Historians, environmentalists, one of Ireland’s greatest sports stars, local traders, and the 1999 Rose of Tralee all feature in this fascinating miscellany.
The film was made during a week-long Cork Young Filmmakers workshop by a group of 21 teenagers in Macroom (July 2019).

See Sullane Stories HERE


Future Filmmakers, based at the Cork Film Centre, Ballincollig, received a grant under Cork County Council’s Creative Communities Awards for a fictional film. They brainstormed a script, and shot Future Crimes  during summer 2018. The story involves a group of friends who attempt to solve the mystery around an escaped killer in the woods, and events filmed by their drone which appear to leave no trace.

See Future Crimes HERE


25 Frames in Mitchelstown in a 55′ documentary about life in Mitchelstown in the words of 25 interviewees. The film was shot at the beginning of August 2018, by a group of Cork Young Filmmakers from the Mitchelstown/Fermoy area, and was made possible by a Cork County Council Municipal Districts Creative Communities Award 2017.

See 25 Frames in Mitchelstown HERE


Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig is documentary on the historical Gunpowder Mills shot and narrated by young filmmakers at the Cork Film Centre in Ballincollig, made with support from the Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2017.

See Gunpowder Mills film HERE


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