First Cut! Youth Film Festival


CALL FOR ENTRIES 2018 NOW OPEN!

Call For Entries

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2018 festival are now being accepted!
 
If you are between the ages of 12 and 24 and have made a short film, we’d love to see it! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, just follow this link to our entry page to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video.  
 
The deadline is Wednesday, February 28th 2018.
 
Based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, Co. Cork, this annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers.
 
First Cut! Youth Film Festival is facilitated by Cork Film Centre, with core funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council Arts Office.

And are you a talented young filmmaker looking for a break in the exciting world of music video? First Cut! in conjunction with Feel Good Lost will shortly announce details of the Youth Music Video Competition 2018!


FIRST CUT! YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AWARD WINNERS

Poster

 

Best Film: 'Float' (Julia Twamley)

Best Director: Daniel Seymour ('Black Sheet')

Spotlight Young Adults Film Award: Adam Mann ('Feeding the Dark')

Best Schools Film: 'The Power of Taste' (Christ King Girls' Secondary School, Cork)

Best Animation: 'The Wizard of Oz' (East Gate Drama Group)

Best Documentary: 'Lips' (Rachel Gough)

Best Music Video: 'Life Right Now' (Caillan O Regan)

Best Cork Young Filmmakers Film: 'Wi-Cri' (CDYS Mitchelstown)

Best Cork Young Filmmakers Schools Film: 'Double Trouble' (McEgan College, Macroom)

Winner of YMVC (Youth Music Video Award): Lochlainn McKenna

 


Contact:

firstcutfilm@gmail.com

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Facebook Page

Our location

Mall Arts Centre,
Mall House,
Youghal,
Co. Cork