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First Cut! Youth Film Festival

First Cut …..the best cut!

Wed 9th March 2022 - Sat 12th March 2022   See Programme for times.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival returns to its home in Youghal, Co. Cork for its 13th edition, from March 9th to 12th., both in-person and online, with the support of our digital partners Cork International Film Festival.  The four-day programme, coming to you live from the Mall Arts Centre and the Regal Cinema, is packed with imaginative, thought-provoking and engaging events for young filmmakers aged 12-24yrs.

There is a very special Youghal focused screening on Thursday 10 March at the wonderfully refurbished Regal Cinema called ‘All for Youghal!’;  an event celebrating the festival’s unique home of Youghal, Co.Cork and its inhabitants. It features three screenings; ‘Animania: Youghal Workshops’, ‘John McGrath: My Life in the Clock Gate’, and ‘Recollections’ by Michael Hussey.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council Arts Office. The festival is supported by Cork International Film Festival (Digital Partner), Cork Film Centre, Youghal and Cork Unions, Cork Education and Training Board and local business sponsors.

Click here for comprehensive Festival Programme
Click here for Booking for Thursday Screenings. (Screenings are free but booking is essential)
Take a peek at Festival Trailer

Contact Information

The Mall Arts Centre & The Regal Cinema - Youghal