X-Hale Youth Film Competition

Vote for the best video dealing with issues around smoking.

Written by spunout


X-HALE 2013 is a short film competition for young people and youth groups around Ireland. The competition was run by the Irish Cancer Society who asked youth groups and organisations to make a short film about issues around smoking, that affect young people in their communities. They hope that these short films will help prevent young people from starting to smoke.

The competition received 38 great entries and now they need you to be part of the competition by viewing and sharing your favourite film – every view on YouTube counts as a vote! The film with the most views at the end of the competition on June 12th will win Most Popular Online Film award at the X-HALE Film Fest 2013 on July 4th. So get VOTING!

X-HALE Film Competition 2013 Entries:


The categories for the 2013 short films included:

  • Marketing of cigarettes to young people by the tobacco industry
  • Exploitation of children and poverty due to tobacco
  • Tobacco, young people and the environment
  • A future for plain packaging cigarettes in Ireland – young people’s views
  • Tobacco- or smoking-related issues affecting young people in the community

The X-HALE Youth Awards are part of the Irish Cancer Society’s young people and smoking programme, which aims to empower young people to play a vital role in de-normalizing the use of tobacco in Ireland, to bring down smoking prevalence rates and to prevent young people from starting to smoke in the first place.

The Awards provide training and resources to build the capacity of young people and their youth organisations to engage with others in discussing the harmful health effects of tobacco, the role of the tobacco industry in the production and marketing of tobacco and the other social, economic and environmental issues associated with smoking.

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