First Cut Youth Film Festival


First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2015

Youghal, Co Cork

26th – 28th February


We are now accepting submissions for the 6th First Cut! Youth Film Festival


We are looking for short films in the following categories:


  • Animation
  • Fictional Shorts
  • Music Video
  • Short Shorts ‘one minute wonders’
  • Documentary
  • Schools
  • Third Level Students – new category in 2015!


Closing Date – Friday, 9th January 2015 at 5.00 pm


If you, your friends, school, college, youth club or project, have made a short film in any of the above categories and would like to see it on the big screen, then get in contact.


The festival will take place in Youghal, County Cork from February 26th to 28th and offers an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers, aged 12- 24 years, to gather together in a vibrant festival atmosphere for a rare chance to network and showcase their work.


We accept films that are shorter than 15 minutes in length.


To enter, submit your film online using We Transfer with your completed Entry Form to Cork Film Centre, before January 9th and you could see your film included in the 2015 Festival programme. Please fill in the Entry Form carefully and also E mail to


WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION/Entry Form. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.


As well as the screenings of works by young filmmakers, the Festival will also include workshops, performances and the rare opportunity for young filmmakers to learn from, and engage with the professionals. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops will take place in the Mall Arts Centre and in a variety of other locations throughout the town during the Festival.


Entries to: via We Transfer or First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, Ireland


Enquiries to: Mary McGrath, Coordinator First Cut! Film Project


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