Call For: Submissions for ​​10th Waterford Film Festiv​al



The 10th Annual Waterford Film Festival is now open for submissions. The festival is open for our short film and screenplay competitions. Filmmakers and Writers Worldwide can enter.
This year marks the 10th Annual Event of the festival and the festival team would like to thank the core funders Waterford City & County Council for their continued support. Garter Lane Arts Centre will host the event in their state of the art cinema with Dolby Surround Sound.

Festival Director Stephen Byrne said “It is fantastic to me and everyone involved in the festival that this November will be the 10th event of the festival. On behalf of the WFF , I would like to thank Waterford City & County Council for their continued support  since the founding of the festival in 2007.”

The festival has given many filmmakers their films first outing in which in many cases those films went onto screen in major film festivals around the world. The WFF is the first film festival in the Republic of Ireland to hold a short screenplay competition.

This part of the festival was established in 2008. Since then it has had over 150 screenplay finalists. To date there has been 9 winners and runners up of the script competition and many of whom have gone onto to make their film and have had it screened at the festival.

By the end of this year and between both competitions, the WFF will have given winning filmmakers and screenplay writer’s cash awards and prizes worth in excess of €30,000 with our partners at FilmLab.  This includes access to filming equipment and editing facilities

The festival has screened films from first time filmmakers to professional and award winning filmmakers. WFF are proud to support films from independent filmmakers as well as films from student filmmakers and established companies.

Previous Winners from Waterford include “Never Worndirected by Neil O’Driscoll and “They Call Me the Kidwritten by Waterford native Alan Power.

Some of the previous winners and notable screenings include award winning filmmaker Ross Whitaker’s, Saviours,  Conor Hogan’s 100 Mornings  and the Oscar nominated documentary No End in Sight, which had its Irish  premiere at the Waterford Film Festival.

The WFF have screened films from both fiction and in documentary form that have been moving, made us laugh and have pulled at our heartstrings.
The festival has seen films that have show us many different people’s lives and cultures that have intrigued and inspired.

This year is a landmark year for the festival. The festivals aim is to continue to screen and promote films and filmmakers, to highlight a great deal of talent from around the World.

To enter your film or script click on the submissions tab above for more information.
Early Deadline to enter is:  Friday  15th July @ 5pm
Fee is €15
Late Deadline to enter is:  Friday 26th August @ 5pm 
Fee is €20

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