Call For Entries 2018

Call for entries

The 9th annual edition of First Cut! Youth Film Festival is open to short films with a running time of under 15 minutes made by filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 24.

These films can be made by individual filmmakers, schools, colleges or youth groups. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video.

The closing date is Wednesday February 28th at 5pm. There is no entry fee.

How to Submit

There are two steps in the submission process:

1) Send your film online using the We Transfer file sharing service. To use this simple, free-of-charge file sharing method, go to and follow their upload instructions.

Films must be sent to:

2) Complete an entry form and email it to

To download an entry form, follow this link.

When we receive your entry, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive a cinfirmation email, it means we did not receive your submission.

Entrants will be notified of the success or otherwise of their submission by the start of April.

Submission Guidelines

All enquiries should be emailed to

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about workshops, talks and other events taking place during the festival.