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 2024 festival is First Cut’s fifteenth edition. Firmly rooted in Youghal since 2014, it will take place over a six-day period: 4-9 March 2024. It will offer its usual rich programme of screenings, workshops and talks in Youghal’s beautiful Regal Cinema with online programmes to reach a global audience.

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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