Look@Me is a film and primary school education outreach project pioneered by Cork International Film Festival in 2022 with the support of Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Arts Fund in association with Business to Arts.
CIFF commissioned a short film by filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain who worked with 5th class pupils (10-12 y.o.) in Cork City and UCC film students, facilitating their learning to explore and share their experiences on film, to be premiered at CIFF on Sunday, 20th November 2022 and online nationwide.
Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.
Look@Me empowers primary school pupils to share their stories, providing a platform for their voices. The project also enables professional filmmakers like Max to deepen their practice in the role of film as a communication tool for marginalised groups, whilst mentoring UCC film students to gain practical experience and develop community filmmaking skills.
The programme engages young people aged 10-12, demystifying the filmmaking process and furthering engagement in the arts, encouraging greater awareness of creative career paths and the power of this popular medium to explore sometimes difficult topics such as health and wellbeing.
School teachers are also engaged to view the film and learn about the programme and the finished film will reach a wide audience, including the school population, students’ families, film/arts community groups, and Festival audiences.
In addition to this, Look@Me supports the development of new artistic work, created together by all involved, shared widely with peers.
Look@Me is supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts, and delivered with support from the Department of Film and Screen Media in University College Cork.