First Cut! Youth Film Festival Open Call 2024


First Cut! accepts films from individual filmmakers aged 12-24 and from secondary schools, colleges and youth groups. Every type of film under 15 minutes is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video.

Festival dates: Monday March 4th – Saturday March 9th 2024.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday January 19th 2024.

To submit films, please visit:

This annual festival, based in Youghal, Co.Cork, is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. This fifteenth edition will feature both in-person and online events. It will offer its usual rich programme of screenings, workshops and talks in a fun and inclusive environment.

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