Due to the high risk that the COVID-19 Coronavirus carries at large gatherings and on advice released by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, it is necessary to cancel “First Cut” events of 13th & 14th March. 2020.
First Cut! Youth Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers.
First Cut! provides young filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 24 with a platform for screening their short films. It is committed to ensuring that these screenings take place in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere where young people can meet and mingle with likeminded peers and share their passion for making films. Whether working individually or as part of a school or youth group, panel discussions with participating filmmakers allow young audiences to take inspiration from the experiences of their contemporaries.
In addition to presenting programmes of films in all genres by individual filmmakers, schools and youth groups, it offers workshops and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young people with a passion for making movies can meet and mingle with their peers.
First Cut! Youth Film Festival receives core funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council Arts Office, is supported by Cork Education and Training Board and facilitated by Cork Film Centre