Deadline Approaching for IFTA Entries


The Call for Entries for the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards closes on Monday, 13th January 2014.

To read the Rules and Guidelines for the 2013 – 2014 submissions process CLICK HERE

To access the Online Submission form for IFTA 2014 CLICK HERE

If you have any queries about your IFTA submission please contact SUBMISSIONS@IFTA.IE

The 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Ceremony takes place Saturday, 5th April 2014.


IFTA Announce Guest Presenters & Special Musical Performance


A superb line-up of Irish and international creative talent from the worlds of film and television will come together this weekend in Dublin, Ireland for the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, to celebrate the achievements of the home industry.


The Irish Film & Television Awards, hosted by Simon Delaney for his third successive year, will honour the finest work from Ireland’s top actors, directors, writers and film makers, with Nominees for this year’s ceremony including  Colm Meaney (Hell on Wheels), Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy), Amy Huberman (Threesome), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Martin McCann (Jump), Robert Sheehan (Love/Hate), Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), Oscar winning writer/director Neil Jordan, Ray D’Arcy (How To Beat Depression), Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina), Anne-Marie Duff (Sanctuary), David Wilmot (Shadow Dancer), Gabriel Byrne (Secret State), Michael McElhattan (Death of a Superhero), Brendan O’Carroll (Mrs. Browns Boys), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Susan Loughnane (Love/Hate), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Carrie Crowley (Rasaí na Gaillimhe), Seána Kerslake (Dollhouse), Gabrielle Reidy (What Richard Did),  Charlie Murphy (Love/Hate), Cathy Belton (Roy), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate) among others.


Confirmed to Present Awards on the night are American actor John C Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph, Carnage, Talladega Nights) is on hand to present the Irish Film Board Rising Star Award; Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan (currently filming Hotel Budapest in Germany) travels home to present the Best Film Actor category;, Oscar nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan, previous IFTA hosts Victoria Smurfit (who travels from LA to attend) and James Nesbitt (taking time from the busy Gold set) will be there to present Awards; Irish Academy Lifetime Member Fionnula Flanagan, Caroline Morahan and Jason Barry (Titanic) also travel home from LA.  Amanda Byram, Sky broadcaster Eamonn Holmes, Coronation Street actors Michelle Keegan and Chris Fountain, and The Fall actor Jamie Dornan travel from UK to present Awards.

Also on the red carpet and presenting Awards are Tommy Tiernan, The Hardy Bucks, Miriam O’Callaghan, Kian Egan, Bressie and Kathryn Thomas, IFTA Lifetime member Niall Tóibín, Keith McErlean, Pat Kenny, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Karen Koster, Jennifer Maguire, Sinead Desmond, Daithi O Sé, Mairead Ní Chuaig and Tristan Rosenstock, and Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan TD.


Other confirmed attendees at the 10th Awards ceremony are Scoot McNairy (Frank, Monsters), François Civil (Frank), Whitney Able (Monsters), Stanley Townsend and Aisling Franciosi (Quirke), Gay Byrne, Sean McGinley, Donal MacIntyre, Elaine Crowley, Ruth McCabe, Rosanna Davison, Colette Fitzpatrick, Sile Seoige, Peter McDonald, Lorraine Keane, Denise McCormack, Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier, David Rawle (Moone Boy), Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, Claire Byrne, Jean Byrne, Lucy Kennedy, Emma O’Driscoll, Maura Derrane, Marty Morrissey, Bryan Murray, Aoibheann McCaul, Aoibhin Garrihy, Keelin Shanley, Award-winning Irish costume designer Consolata Boyle, Stephen Byrne, Tony Tormey and Nuala Carey.


The Irish Academy will also host prominent talent behind the screen at IFTA 2013 including directors Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, currently filming Frank), Damien O’Donnell (The Savage Eye), Kieron J Walsh (Jump), Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero), Pat Collins (Silence), David Caffrey (Love/Hate), Ciaran Donnelly (Titanic, Titanic: Blood and Steel), Declan Lowney (Moone Boy, Fr Ted), scriptwriters Stuart Carolan (Love/Hate), Malcolm Campbell (What Richard Did) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers).


Spectacular Music will also play a major part in marking the milestone 10th year of the annual IFTA Awards Ceremony.  The Academy has invited IFTA Award winning Composer and Golden Globe Nominee Brian Byrne to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra throughout the Ceremony with a specially arranged Musical Extravaganza which includes a key performance by one of Ireland’s most spectacular voices Jack Lukeman, who will deliver a powerful rendition of one of Cinema’s longest standing and most iconic music themes to be revealed on the night.   The Academy will pay tribute to colleagues who have passed through a poignant visual Memoriam piece being screened alongside a special performance by internationally renowned Violin Soloist Aoife Ní Bhriain who will play a specially composed Lament by Brian Byrne complimented by the Orchestra.


The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Call for Entries Now Open, Five New Categories Introduced by Irish Academy

The call for entries for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards is now open. Submissions in 40 Awards categories will be accepted online at the IFTA website until 3pm Tuesday 29th of November 2011.

The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards will take place on Saturday, 11th of February 2012, returning for the second time to the spectacular setting within the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The Irish Film & Television Awards celebrate the finest Irish screen creative talent – encouraging, honouring and recognising Irish people working within the film and television industries both at home and around the world.

Submissions are now invited for categories across film, television, shorts and animation. The Awards are open to talented craftspeople working in the film and television industries in Ireland and in the international arena.

For IFTA 2012 the Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted to announce the addition of five new categories to its annual Awards, these are:

Director Television
Director of Photography Television
Editing Television
Sound Television

The nominees and winners of the Irish Film & Television Awards are decided by Members of IFTA and a selected jury of top industry professionals.

The 8th Irish Film & Television Awards, held in February 2011, drew a home Irish audience of over 650,000 viewers for the Awards Ceremony’s live broadcast on RTÉ One. Guests who attended the Awards included the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Michael D. Higgins; actors Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, Saoirse Ronan, Kim Cattrall, Joely Richardson, Colm Meaney, Stephen Rea, Amy Huberman, Charlene McKenna, Martin McCann, Ruth McCabe and Ruth Bradley; film and programme makers including PJ Dillon, Tom Hall, Juanita Wilson, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Joan Bergin and Tim Fleming; and television names such as Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, Miriam O’Callaghan plus many more.

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Further information about the Irish Film & Television Awards and the Irish Film & Television Academy go to,,



Director Film
Script Film
Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film

George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Special Irish Language Award
Philips Short Film Award
Rising Star, sponsored by the Irish Film Board


International Film
International Actress
International Actor


Director Television Drama
Writer Television Drama
Actor in a Lead Role in Television
Actress in a Lead Role in Television
Actor in a Supporting Role in Television
Actress in a Supporting Role in Television


Costume Design**
Director of Photography**
Make Up & Hair ** sponsored by MAC Cosmetics
Original Score**
Production Design**


Children’s / Youth Programme
Current Affairs / News
Documentary Series
Entertainment Programme
Factual Programme
Reality Programme


Director Television
Director of Photography Television
Editing Television
Sound Television

** Across film and TV drama