Wednesday, January 13, 2016

First Cut Film Festival 2016 Call For Entries

Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
April 21st - April 23rd 2016

Submission deadline: February 12th 2016

Open to all young filmmakers, age 12 to 24

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We have raised the age of eligibility for submissions to 24.
* No Entry Fee! Submit for Free!

We are now accepting submissions for the 7th Edition of the annual 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

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 April 21-23 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 on line using We Transfer with your completed Entry Form to Cork Film Centre,  before February 12th and you could see your film included in the 2016 Festival programme. Please fill in the Entry Form carefully and also cc your 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. Friday 22nd April is dedicated to young people in Schools from approx. 11am to 3pm, exact times and 2016 Open Call Entry Form a full programme of screenings and events for that day will be issued closer to the event.

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

Enquiries to: Mary Mc Grath, First Cut! Film Festival Manager