Our innovative anti-smoking Cut Films project working with young people in youth organisations across the Isle of Man.

Manx cut films

We’re asking the young people of Isle of Man to enter our short film competition and help persuade their friends not to smoke.


We are offering support through free filmmaking and anti-tobacco workshops.

You can book anti-smoking workshops as one day sessions or over a longer period of time between 3-8 workshops of between 1-3 hours.


Our anti-smoking and filmmaking workshops link to PSHE and a range of subject including citizenship, media studies, English, ICT, drama, biology, chemistry and geography.


The project has been kindly funded by the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association


‘The Public Health Directorate supports Cut Films as a unique and creative way of engaging young people to develop media campaigns that are tailored to their peer group. Although the long term impact of many interventions to prevent smoking uptake in young people remains unclear, Cut Films addresses some of the recommendations by NICE (NICE 2008, 2010). The Public Health Directorate hopes that the Cut Films project will help young people to work together, develop new skills, deliver messages to peers in their own terms, and empower them to resist social pressures to smoke.’

Isle of Man Public Health Directorate

Manx Cut Films competition dates 2020

Closing date

FRI 15 MAY, 2020

voting opens

SAT 16 MAY, 2020

voting closes

Fri 5 June, 2020

awards ceremony

TUE 23 June, 2020

the film competition

If you’re under 25 and live in Isle of Man, we want you to:


  • Choose your theme on tobacco or smoking
  • Research it
  • Script it
  • Film it
  • Edit it
  • Upload it to the Cut Films website under IOM/Manx by 15 May 2020
  • Share it and vote for it!


the rules

The film that wins the competition will make you and other viewers not want to smoke cigarettes and we recommend that it:


  • Be no longer than two minutes
  • Entrants must be under 25 years old
  • Be new & original
  • Be artistic & creative
  • Not include young people smoking real cigarettes


We highly recommend the groups are no larger than six.

If you're a young person
If you're a teacher or youth worker