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The deadline for this year’s First Cut! Pop-Up Youth Film Festival in Youghal Co. Cork is now approaching.  The deadline for submissions is Friday January 10th.

Call for Entries!

Open to all filmmakers under the age of 21

No Entry Fee!

We are now accepting submissions for the next 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

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

The festival will take place in Youghal Friday February 28th & Saturday March 1st and offers an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers, aged 12- 21 years, to gather together in a vibrant festival atmosphere for a rare chance to network and showcase their work.

Please fill in the Entry Form carefully and E mail to

We accept films that are shorter than 15 minutes in length. To enter, just send your film on a standard DVD, highest quality possible please!- NOT as a video file! & your completed Entry Form to Cork Film Centre before January 10th and you could see your film included in the 2013 Festival programme.

As well as the screenings of works by young filmmakers, the Festival will also include workshops, performances and the rare opportunity for budding filmmakers to learn from, and engage with, professional filmmakers. 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: First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, Ireland

Enquiries to: Mary Mc Grath, Coordinator First Cut! Film Project


Tel: 00 353 (0) 86 8139019


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