Friends & Sponsors

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

The Mall Arts Centre is more than a festival venue – over the last five years it has become the home of First Cut! Youth Film Festival. This spectacularly sited 230-year-old riverside arts venue, is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Youghal in East Cork. The first floor performance area in Youghal’s historic town hall, has been completely renovated as a multi-purpose theatre and arts venue. The stage and performance area can be adapted to a number of uses including theatre performance, dance, concerts, readings, exhibitions, workshops and public meetings. For further information please visit

The Regal Cinema, Youghal

The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Cork opened its doors in the summer of 1936. The first film shown at the cinema was the Irving Berlin musical Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Regal has been an integral part of the East Cork community since its opening and many locals have spent time working there.

The Regal Cinema has recently undergone an extensive transformation. The new owners have worked hard to retain as much of the existing heritage & history of the cinema throughout the works while adding modern comforts and facilities. The cinema is of huge importance to the people of Youghal.

And to find out more about the beautiful seaside town of Youghal, please visit This website contains a wealth of information about accommodation, dining and other activities for visitors.

Friends of the Festival 2018

Without the Youghal business community who support the festival and enable it to grow and thrive, the First Cut! Youth Festival would not be possible. Thank you!

  • Coleman Footwear
  • Alan Prim Books
  • Goodness Me
  • Butcher’s Court
  • The Coffee Pot
  • Michael Murphy Insurances is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Doyle’s Traditional Takeaway
  • The Red Store
  • Quality Hotel
  • Lucey Furnishings Ltd
  • Cal Flavins Topline
  • The Quays
  • Crazy Glazing – Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

Best Friends of the Festival 2018

A big thank you to the advertisers in our first booklet style festival programme – You are our besties!

  • Fantastic Flavours
  • Jessica Loves
  • Wm. Nevilles
  • Murphy Pharmacy
  • Brookes SuperValu
  • Clancy’s Bar & Restaurant
  • The Walter Raleigh Hotel
  • Clockgate Pharmacy
  • Go Wild Hair Salon
  • Youghal Pharmacy
  • Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd
  • La Bella Roma by Luigi

Thank You

A very special thank you to our main funders, The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork County Council, and to our local sponsor, Youghal Credit Union. A sincere thank you to everyone who helped make First Cut 2018 happen.

First Cut! Youth Advisory Council

Huge gratitude to the wonderful Youth Advisory Council for their precious time, energy and ideas. The 2018 Council members are Max Bell, Callan Buckley, Arran Tenzin Bradstock, Cian Clesham, Freyja Hellebust, Anna Hur- ley, George Lynch, Lauren Martin, Tara Leigh Matthews and Cian Pierce.


Everybody involved in this not-for-profit festival volunteers valuable time and energy to make it happen. This year we are proud to announce that we are now a registered charity. We hope that this encourages every one of us to continue to contribute what we can to make this event a success. Thank you!

For enquiries or to become a Friend of the Festival:

T: +353 86 813 9019 E:

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is a registered charity CHY NO: 20106652