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.

YMVC - YOUTH MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES

First Cut! Youth Film Festival, in partnership with Feel Good Lost, is delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the third edition of the 2018 YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition!  

The annual competition will once again offer five young emerging filmmakers the opportunity to create a music video under the mentorship of noted director Brendan Canty and producer David Lester Mooney (Feel Good Lost). YMVC is open nationally and invites applications NOW! To find out how to enter, follow this link.

 The competition has gone from strength to strength since inception, with the quality of the work being nothing short of remarkable. Lochlainn McKenna’s winning video from last year’s festival went on to win a Kinsale Shark Award. Three of the five 2016 entries - from Christian Tierney, Charlie Doherty and Brendan Corcoran - became official videos for The Academic, Meltybrains? and Kobina. Christian Tierney has since gone on to become Conor McGregor’s personal videographer.

 

FIRST CUT! YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2017

 A documentary by Arran Tenzin Bradstock on the 2017 festival, giving a taste of the buzz and excitement of that event. It features interviews with top Irish directors Peter Foott and Brendan Canty, festival organisers, festival guests and, of course, young emerging filmmakers talking about what the festival means to them. 

 

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