Privacy Policy

First Cut Youth Film Festival / YMVC Privacy Policy

At First Cut Youth Film Festival / YMVC, we respect your privacy and protect all personal information you provide when booking. tickets or signing up to our mailing list. The information you provide will be used only by ourselves to deliver services and to keep you informed with news and future events. We do not share your information with third parties. When you book tickets to events, or sign up to our mailing list, you trust us with your information.

This Privacy policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.

Information that we collect:

a) Ticketing Data
When you reserve free tickets for online or in-person events your name, email, phone number, and address data number will be stored by our ticketing partners, Eventive and Eventbrite.

b) Online Data
When you book tickets online, data is shared between First Cut Youth Film Festival / YMVC and Eventive or Eventbrite (ticketing platforms) in order to process the transaction.

Where patrons have opted to provide their details for mailings, data will be shared with Mailchimp (our email partner).

When filmmakers apply to First Cut! open calls by email or via Film Freeway or apply to YMVC open calls via Google Forms, your name, email address, phone number and date of birth will be stored by the festival and our application form processing partners, Film Freeway and Google Forms.

The same security measures are applied and/or checked for any other third party platforms handling data. Eventive, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Google Forms, Film Freeway and First Cut Film Festival / YMVC have implemented appropriate technological measures to protect against accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure.

For more information, please see their privacy notices here:
Google Forms
Film Freeway

Record Retention Periods
First Cut Youth Film Festival / YMVC has the following data retention periods in place:

– Customer data on Eventive is removed after 3 years of inactivity.
– Customer data on Mailchimp is removed after 3 years of inactivity.
– All other records such as financial, personnel, or recruitment related are destroyed up to every 7 years

Mailing Lists
We do not collect emails from this website directly. However, when you sign up for our mailing list, either at the time of making an application or a booking, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to share information such as news about First Cut Youth Film Festival / YMVC and related events; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are correct and to check every now and then that you are happy to be a subscriber. Mailchimp also helps us monitor and improve our marketing by gathering statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our festival administrator at

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We may review and update this policy. This version was adopted on 25 November 2022.

Access to your Personal Information
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our festival administrator at

If at any point, you wish to be removed from our database, please do not hesitate to contact us on