First Cut! Youth Film Festival is an annual event based in Youghal, County Cork dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. It presents films in all genres by individual filmmakers, schools and youth groups as well as offering workshops and talks by film industry professionals.

The 2021 festival is First Cut’s twelfth edition. Whilst firmly rooted in Youghal since 2014, this year, it will take place online, reaching out to a wider audience across Ireland and abroad. It will offer its usual rich programme of screenings, workshops and talks in a safe and inclusive virtual format.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival receives (core) annual funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council (Arts Office), and is supported by Cork Film Centre, Cork ETB, Youghal Credit Union and local business sponsorship.

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