Dublin International Film Festival Announces Short Film Submissions


The Dublin International Film Festival have opened their doors to Short Film Submissions for the 2016 Festival. Shorts will join the Feature Films and Documentary categories on Film Freeway, where full details can be found on how to submit. Click here to find out more.

DIFF have announced that Sarah Ahern and Liam Ryan will renew their roles within the Festival as Projects Manager and Production Manager. This year they will also be collaborating on the Shorts Programme to build on this expanding and dynamic area of the festival and to help bring exciting emerging talent to the audience at DIFF 2016.


Features & Documentaries

(Over 60mins in length, Irish Premieres only)

– August 31, 2015 – Regular Deadline – $35 USD

– September 30, 2015 – Late Deadline – $55 USD

– October 31st, 2015 – Closing Date

– January 6th, 2016 – Notification Date


Short Films

(Under 30mins in length, Dublin Premieres only)

– 6th August, 2015 – Short Film Submissions Open – $25 USD For Entry

– 31st October, 2015 – Closing Date

– January 6th, 2016 – Notification Date

Click here to find out more.


JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – A Vision: A Life Of WB Yeats


A Vision: A Life Of WB Yeats

Wednesday, 19th February 2014

6:30PM @ IFI

The life and work of Nobel laureate WB Yeats holds a particular place in hearts and imaginations across the world. Beyond Ireland – where Yeats is a kind of unofficial national poet – his work echoes in profound ways. In places beyond easy comprehension.Beyond the rational mind. In the places where poetry truly lives and breathes.

Commissioned for the Arts Council’s Reel Art scheme, this film is a response to that vast body of work. A visual – and avowedly experimental – ‘film-poem’, to coin an uneasy term. Using solely the words of WB Yeats, we attempted to take the viewer on a cinematic journey of sorts into Yeats’ extraordinary imagination. It is a biography of a kind, but not in any conventional way. Yet, beyond Yeats’ popular profile and his cultural tourist caché, little is really known of his complex life, despite having articulated it so completely, so creatively. In so many ways, Yeats dreamt up his life. He fashioned his own majestic screenplay and we are – endlessly – the beneficiaries.

Filmmaker’s statement

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Alan Gilsenan

Duration: 75 minutes

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.


Still Films @ JDIFF 2013


Still Films have a couple of films screening at this year’s Jameson Dublin  International Film Festival, including the World Premiere of Black Ice, as well as a screening of Learning to Fish.


World Premiere Screening – Wed 20 February 2013, 8.50pm, Lighthouse Cinema 1 in Smithfield


A story of youthful misadventure set against the backdrop of a lawless border terrain during the last gasps of the Irish boom – Black Ice charts the story of Alice as she is seduced into the rhythmic rumbling world of local boy racers. Alice is beckoned from her middle-class existence by the growling engine of Jimmy’s slick, black Skyline. Racing, dicing, drifting together on the winding back roads, Alice and Jimmy dream of rally cars and make great plans to escape the cloying town. Alice is swept away, beyond the danger of the boy racer scene, and into the underworld of the borderland, where Jimmy doesn’t believe in playing it straight. He likes the taste of money and he likes to take short-cuts. Despite her brother Tom’s warnings, Jimmy’s criminal behavior only makes Alice want him more, while the greed that has taken hold of the community is about to claim its price in young lives. Two years later an estranged Alice returns home to deal with the aftermath of the high-speed boy racer collision that has taken the life of Tom and his girlfriend. In her search for Jimmy, Alice relives her own complicity in events and the descent into deceit and corruption that led to this personal and community catastrophe.


Black Ice is Directed & Produced by Johnny Gogan. Co-Producer Nicky Gogan & Trevor Curran.


BLACK ICE World Premiere is on Wed 20 February at 8.50pm in Lighthouse 1 cinema in Smithfield.


You can get your Ticket from the JDIFF box-office




IFB Shorts Programme Wed 20 Fenruary 2013, 18:10 Lighthouse Cinema
Learning To Fish, a short animation directed by Teemu Auersalo and produced by Nicky Gogan will be screening at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival as part of the Irish Film Board shorts programme.


Learning To Fish is a simple story on the surface but with a deeper commentary on environmental and social issues, communicated through high quality animation.”  jury quote from Galway Film Festival 2012


You can get your Ticket from the JDIFF box-office 


Watch the trailer online here http://vimeo.com/46531206


Check out the full JDIFF Programme