ATHRÚ AMHÁIN 2023 Workshop

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival Filmmaking Through Irish Competition First Cut! is delighted to announce the return of its filmmaking through Irish programme Athrú Amháin. This competition is an initiative for young filmmakers to make films in the Irish language that tackle the urgent topic of climate change and create one minute films that focus…

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First Cut! International

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First Cut! is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new strand to its annual programming. First Cut! International is an online platform that will augment the main Open Call programmes with online screenings showcasing the best short films by young filmmakers from all over the world. First Cut! receives hundreds of films from…

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Athrú Amháin / One Change 2023

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Last year we were delighted to have a positive response to our pilot Irish language film programme Athrú Amháin / One Change. We are pleased to announce that it will run again in 2023. We will be accepting expressions of interest from January 9th, 2023. In January 2022 First Cut! Youth Film Festival launched its…

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YMVC OPEN CALL 2023

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First Cut! is delighted to share this good news! We have received an Arts Council Ireland YPCE Project Award to further develop First Cut’s innovative Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) programme in 2023, allowing us to expand in a number of ways including increasing participant numbers significantly! So, to acknowledge and facilitate that exciting opportunity…

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First Cut! 2023 Open Call

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2023 festival are now being accepted! Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see in one of Ireland’s biggest and most exciting youth film festivals? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!…

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Scoil Scannáin First Cut!

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Workshop Now Full. We are always delighted to hear from young people who are interested in filmmaking and happy to put their names on a waiting list for future opportunities. Please email firstcutfilm@gmail.com for more info. Tá First Cut! Youth Film Festival ar bís deis nua do dhaoine óga a fhógrú – clár oiliúna saor in aisce atá á…

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Book Today: Cork Film Centre’s Halloween Filmmaking Workshop in Midleton

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Workshop Now Full. We are always delighted to hear from young people who are interested in filmmaking and happy to put their names on a waiting list for future opportunities. Please email corkyoungfilmmakers@gmail.com for more info. Cork Film Centre are excited to invite applications from creative young people age 14 to 18 for this upcoming…

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We Are Hiring! Jobs & Vacancies

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First Cut! is recruiting for a number of roles to help deliver the festival in Spring 2023.

Culture Night 2022: YMVC Filmmakers Spotlight

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Meet the up and coming YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition directors making music videos for exciting Irish artists Paddy Hanna, Strange Boy, Willzee and Elaine Mai under the mentorship of acclaimed filmmakers Brendan Canty and Bob Gallagher. The YMVC 2022 directors are Fionnuala McCormack & Rachel McGill, Ian Fallon, Fia Wren, and Cara Gaynor.…

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Culture Night 2022: Film Screenings from the best of Cork’s emerging filmmakers

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2022 in collaboration with Youghal Credit Union presents a screening of short films from the best of Cork’s emerging filmmakers. First Cut! Youth Film Festival annually provides young filmmakers, age 12 to 24, from Youghal and Cork County, a platform for developing, filming and screening their short films. The annual…

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