Webisodes Short Film Competition for Young People
Webisodes is a short film competition run by Cork City Libraries, open to young people aged 13—18 years old. Your film must be inspired by, or based on a book or story you have read.
How to enter
Shoot a short film with your mobile phone. Upload your film to YouTube. Fill out an application form, write the link to your film accurately on the application form, and return to one of our libraries.
Closing date is 5.30p.m. on 15 March 2013.
Webisodes_Application_Form (PDF file 251 KB)
Webisodes_Competition_Terms (PDF file 501 KB)
- Your film must not be longer than 2 minutes. Films longer than 2 minutes will not be considered.
- You must fill out all parts of the application form. Under law anyone under 18 years of age is a child, therefore entrants under 18 years of age must have a parent sign the Parent’s Permission part of the application form.
- Your film must be suitable for screening to a general audience, and must fit the classification G or PG. For further information on classification, visit the Irish Film Classification Office at www.ifco.ie
- Racist, pornographic or any other offensive material will be not considered.
- You must not film anyone without their permission.
- Your film must not include any material that is protected by copyright. This may include logos, brandnames, background music.
- You may submit up to 2 films. If entering more than one film, you must fill an application form including parental permission for each film.
- Your film may be screened in public, and / or shown online on Cork City Libraries’ website and social media websites.
- A shortlist will be drawn from all entries, and sent for judging. Only those on the shortlist will be informed. Visit our website or social media sites for updates. There are 2 prizes of €200. One prize will be awarded by a jury, the other by public voting through social media.
Best of luck!
Graphic Novel Project 2013
In 2009 teenagers in Cork City Library produced their first graphic novel, called RedShift. Due to the overwhelming success of these workshops, led by John Sexton who facilitated the creative writing aspect, and Alan Barrett, graphic artist, Cork City Library service followed this with a second graphic novel, SYZYGY, in 2010, and a third, Interstice, in 2011. The fourth graphic novel, Fractals, was launched in the City Library on Teen Day, 19 April 2012, as part of the 8th Cork World Book Fest.
Graphic novel artists' application form
Cork City Libraries are now inviting applications for our 2013 graphic novel project. The writers' workshops will be led by author John W. Sexton; the artists' workshops by illustrator Alan Barrett. The workshops are open to secondary school students 15+ years old, and will begin with the first writers' workshop on Saturday 12 January 2013. Successful applicants will need a working email address and regular web access. Entrants must also submit 2-5 pieces of their work with their applications. Check out the teens workshop Facebook page here. Click on the links below to download application forms.
Graphic novel writers' application form
Past graphic novel projects
Check out RedShift, SYZYGY , Interstice and Fractals below.
Fractals graphic novel PDF
Interstice graphic novel PDF
SYZYGY graphic novel PDF
Red Shift graphic novel PDF