First Cut! Youth Film Festival is delighted to announce that it has received the EFFE Label 2019-2020. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. 715 festivals across Europe were awarded the EFFE Label 2017-2018. To find out more about the EFFE Label, please visit the festivalfinder.eu website.
This Label is awarded to festivals after being evaluated by international experts in the festival world. These awarded festivals fulfil a minimum of 7 out of 10 quality standards. They are embedded in the European artistic, cultural and social reality and present a coherent and curated artistic programme; support on-going artistic development; provide opportunities for upcoming or innovative artists to create or to be presented in their programme; are rooted in their local community fostering local connections in the programme and among the performers/ performances; help to increase access to culture and attract diverse audiences; taking measures to be more sustainable; help to shape, encourage and promote intercultural experiences for audiences and artists; embrace inclusivity as a core principle and practice; invest in innovation and capacity building; and engage with audiences, for example through educational programmes.