Date(s) - 06/03/2019 - 09/03/2019
All Day

As part of Cork Film Festival’s commitment to supporting the filmmakers and film audiences of the future, we are delighted to announce a new partnership in 2019 with First Cut! Youth Film Festival. First Cut! Youth Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers which takes place 6 – 9 March in The Regal Cinema and The Mall Arts Centre in Youghal.

As part of this new partnership, Cork Film Festival will present a programme of short films for young people on Saturday March 9th, the final day of First Cut! Youth Film Festival in The Regal Cinema Youghal, specially curated from the 2018 Festival Shorts Programme for young people at First Cut! to experience. The screening will be introduced by Don O’Mahony, Cork Film Festival Senior Programmer, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. Additionally, Cork Film Festival Producer and CEO, Fiona Clark will announce the winner of a new ‘Cork Film Festival Award’, presented to an outstanding young filmmaker, from the 18 – 24 age category. The winning film will be automatically submitted for consideration for the 64th Cork Film Festival and the winner will receive full accreditation at the Festival, as well as complimentary access to the ‘First Take’ Industry Day, Cork Film Festival’s training and development event for emerging filmmakers.

This significant new offering for young filmmakers and film lovers in Cork celebrates the 10th year of First Cut! Youth Film Festival and  builds upon the successes of Cork Film Festival’s current programmes for young people, including our Schools Programme of screenings for young people which, since 2017, has doubled its participation figures.

Commenting on this new partnership, Cork Film Festival Producer and CEO Fiona Clark said: “This exciting new collaboration is an expression of our shared commitment to providing a meaningful platform for the work of young filmmakers in Cork and to enable young people to experience and be inspired by film within their community. Cork Film Festival and First Cut! Youth Film Festival actively champion the discovery of young talent and new voices in Irish filmmaking so we’re delighted to be partnering with First Cut! to present the new ‘Cork Film Festival Award’ to support a talented young filmmaker to continue to realise their potential through training and networking opportunities at the 64th edition of the Festival in November.”

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Full Programme Announced Late February: