The First Cut! Youth Film Festival returns to Youghal for its ninth year

The First Cut! Youth Film Festival returns to Youghal for its ninth year

Festival – April 25th -28th 2018

Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork

Admission: FREE

The First Cut! Youth Film Festival returns to Youghal for its ninth year. A vibrant international festival screening the works of young filmmakers aged 12-24, it is packed with an impressive line-up of screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals.

Primary and Secondary Schools will be taking part in activities on Thursday and Friday but there are lots of FREE activities open to EVERYBODY on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday!



Wednesday, 25th April at 3:30 pm:

ACTING FOR FILM WORKSHOP with John McCarthy, award winning actor, director, and playwright.

This is for anyone aged 14 – 18 with an interest in acting for camera. No previous experience necessary but booking required so email to book your place. €10 fee

Thursday, 26th April at 6:30 pm: FAMILY FILM EVENING

*The Secret of Kells (Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated classic)

Short animations made during the Animania! Workshops by:

*Bun Scoil Mhuire

*South Abbey National School

*Gaelscoil Choráin

*Pobalscoil na Trionoide

*Kyle National School

*Clonpriest National School, Gortroe

*Inch National School

Saturday, 28th April: SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – all welcome!

10.00 am: Open Call Short Film Programme 1: Screenings

11.45 am: Open Call Short Film Programme 2: Screenings

1.00 pm: Changing Attitudes – Women in Film & Television: Panel Discussion

2.15 pm: Special Guest: Mark Mullery: a look behind the scenes in Cartoon Saloon

3.00 pm: Emerging Filmmakers Spotlight: Arran Tenzin Bradstock and Robert K. Buckley

4.00 pm: Spotlight Young Adults Open Call Programme: Screenings

5.30 pm: Music Video Open Call Programme: Screenings

6.00 pm: YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition: And the winners is …!

7.00 pm: Live Music Event with Tim Chadwick & NIMF

For more information on festival events please check out the website:

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