It is with deep regret that we announce that all First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2020 screenings and events scheduled to take place between Thursday evening March 12th and Saturday March 14th have been cancelled based on the latest public health advice.
This is hugely disappointing for everyone involved. The first two days of the festival that went ahead as planned showed every indication that this year was shaping up to be a real success. There was great excitement around the screenings, panels and other events that were still to come. But, safety comes first and the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has reached a level where it is clear that proceeding with further events could pose a risk to public health.
It remains only to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in or were planning to be involved in the festival – audiences, filmmakers, all those who participated in or supported this event in any way. Hopefully next year will see a return to normality and we can all start looking forward to First Cut! 2021. In the meantime, please keep safe and well.