Enter the X-HALE 2019 Short Film Competition

Support youth in becoming the first tobacco free generation

Written by Jasmine Bruinooge


The Irish Cancer Society is looking for youth groups to be involved in a short film competition as part of their youth smoking prevention and education programme, X-HALE. They want to support youth in becoming the first tobacco free generation.

The X-HALE short film competition grant gives young people the opportunity to create a youth-led film encouraging other young people to be smoke free.

X-HALE Short Film Competition Grant

What is involved?

​Grants (€200 to €350) can be used for any costs related to making the film (equipment, props, and travel to XHALE Youth Awards etc.).

Participants can also receive free training, filmmaking workshops, and other resources.

What happens after your film has been made?

Your accepted film will be showcased at X-HALE Youth Awards 2019 with chances to win prizes.

Selected members of participating youth groups will be invited for the X-HALE Youth Advocate Programme and Youth Worker Champions Network. Young people also have the opportunity to use their participation towards a Bronze level Gaisce Award.

Who can enter the competition?

Youth groups working with young people aged 10-24.

There are two categories:

  • Junior (aged 10-15 years old)
  • Senior (aged 16-24 years old)

How do I enter the competition?

  • Submit your application here by Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Send queries to [email protected] or (01) 2316 624

For more detailed information about the competition, click here.

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