Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Open for Entries

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2019 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition will remain open for entries until September 23, 2019.

The three competition categories under Light In Motion 2019 are:

·       Best Irish Short

·       Best International Short

·       Best Animation

The category winners will be announced at the closing evening Light in Motion Awards Ceremony, sponsored by City of Derry Crystal, on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Recipients of the LIM Awards qualify for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without needing the standard theatrical run. Foyle Film Festival is also an IMDb Qualifying Festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page on IMDb.com.

Previous festival winners and competitors who have proceeded to win the Oscar® include: Terry George for The Shore (2012), Martin McDonagh for Six Shooter (2006), Andrea Arnold for Wasp (2004), Adam Elliot for Harvie Krumpet (2003), and Eric Armstrong for Chubbchubbs (2002).

The success continues with 2018 Oscar® nominations for LIM Award finalist The Silent Child directed by Chris Overton and 2018 BAFTA award in Short Animation for LIM Award finalist Poles Apart directed by Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low.

Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Tourism NI, Foyle Film Festival delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world.

Now in its 32nd year, it continues to be a platform for filmmakers, animators and artists to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market.

For more information on how to enter visit www.foylefilmfestival.org.

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Submissions & Funding Deadlines

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Looking for funding for your film? Want to submit your work to festivals? Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here.

If you have a deadline you’d like us to include, please contact filmireland@gmail.com

Click on the link for further information:

TV Drama Production Funding 13th December 2019

Project Development Loans 13th December 2019

Documentary Development  13th December 2019

Screenplay Development  13th December 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 13th December 2019

TV Drama Development  31st October 2019

Project Development Loans 31st October 2019

Documentary Development  31st October 2019

Screenplay Development  31st October 2019

Eurimages Co-production Deadlines 22nd October 2019

TV Drama Production Funding 18th October 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 18th October 2019

NFF+HBF Co-production scheme 9th October 2019

Script + Project Development: Voices 1st September 2019

Project Development Loans 30th August 2019

Documentary Development  30th August 2019

Screenplay Development  30th August 2019

Eurimages Co-production Deadlines 22nd August 2019

TV Drama Production Funding 16th August 2019

Fiction: Irish Production  16th August 2019

Authored Works Funding Scheme 15th August 2019

Script + Project Development: Bright Future 1st August 2019

TV Drama Development  28th June 2019 

Project Development Loans 28th June 2019 

Documentary Development  28th June 2019

Screenplay Development  28th June 2019

TV Drama Production Funding 14th June 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 14th June 2019

Dublin Feminist Film Festival Submissions  14th June 2019

TFL World Co-Production Fund 12th June 2019

ACE 29 Production Training Programme 12th June 2019

IBF Project Development  10th June 2019

IBF Production & Post Production  10th June  

Selective Distribution 7th June 2019

Cinema Distribution Selective Scheme  4th June 2019

TFL Audience Design Fund 3rd June

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition 31st May 2019

Television Programming 28th May 2019

48 Hour Challenge 24th May 2019

NI Screen Craft and Technical Skills Scheme 10th May 2019

Reel Art Funding Scheme 9th May 2019

Support To Film Festivals  7th May 2019

Kerry Short Film Bursary 30th April

WRAP Development Support 30th April 2019

Project Development Loans 30th April 2019

Documentary Development  30th April 2019

Screenplay Development   30th April 2019

Creative Europe MEDIA Single Project Development 24th April 2019

Screen Leaders 19th April 2019

TV Drama Production Funding 16th April 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 16th April 2019

Irish Delegation to BANFF World Media Festival and Vancouver Trade Mission 12th April 2019

Promotion of European Works Online 5th April 2019

True North Shorts  3rd April 2019

IDFA Bertha Fund 1st April 2019

Shot by the Sea Submissions 31st March 2019

Young Irish Film Makers Screenwriting competition 31st March 2019

FilmOffaly Short Film Award  22nd March 2019

Newport Beach Film Festival Submissions 21st March 2019

Harp Media Student Short Film and Screenplay Competition 15th March 2019

Northern Ireland Screen’s Feature Documentary Development Funding 15th March 2019

Arts Grant Funding 14th March 2019

EFP Producers on the Move 2019 12 March 2019

Doc Fest Ireland Film Submissions 9th March 2019

Film Education 7th March 2019

Project Development Loans 28th February 2019 

TV Drama Development  28th February 2019

TV Drama Production Funding 28th February 2019

Documentary Development  28th February 2019

Screenplay Development  28th February 2019

Pitch Pilot Workshop Galway 22nd February 2019

Slate Funding Development  20th February 2019

WFT Members’ Short Film Showcase Submissions 20th February 2019

St. Patrick’s Film Festival London Short Film Submission – 15th February 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 15th February 2019

Access to Markets  7th February 2019

Beara Film Fest    31st January 2019

Arts Council Film bursary award  31st January 2019

First Cut! Youth Film Festival 14th January

Submissions for Writers Conference 11th January

SDGI Arri Alexa Take 11th January 2019

Galway Film Fleadh Feature Film Submissions 18th January 2019

Irish Film Festa Short Film Submissions 10th January 2019

Artist Residencies and Bursaries  @ Centre Culturel Irlandais 10th January 2019

Cinema Distribution Selective Scheme  8th January 

Newport Beach Film Festival 21st December 2018

Junior Entertainment Talent Slate 20th December 2018

Support To Film Festivals  20th December 2018 

Television Programming 18th December 2018 

Creative Europe MEDIA Single Project Development 18th December 2018

Irish Animation Awards Submissions 10th December 2018

Dingle International Film Festival  Submissions – 3rd December 2018

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Submissions – 1st December 2018

Cartoon Movie 21st November 2018

BAI Sound & Vision Round 3 TV & Radio – 8th November 2018

BAI Sponsorship Scheme 2019 29th November

Shebeen Flick Submissions Late Deadline – 1st October 2018

Celtic Media Festival Submissions – 31st October 2018

Dingle International Film Festival  Físín Submissions  – 26th October

Festivals Investment Scheme – 25th October 2018

Celtic International Fund – 24th October 2018

Reel Art and Authored Works  –11 October 2018

BAI Archiving Funding Scheme  –4th October 2018

Shebeen Flick Submissions – 1st October 2018

International Co-Production Development Fund – 30th September 2018

BAI Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive  – 28th September 2018

IMRO | RTÉ Scoring For Film Programme 28th September 2018

EWA Network Scriptwriter’s Residency 24th September

RTÉ | BAI Round 32  21st September 2018

Irish Screen America New York  Submissions Extended Deadline 14th September 2018

Irish Film Festival London Submissions 14th September 2018

Dublin Port Short Film Prize 13th September 2018

Annual Directors’ Finders Series Showcase 7th September 2018

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 31st August 2018

Waterford Film Festival Late Deadline 31st August

Richard Harris International Film Festival Submissions Late Deadline 18th August 2018

Screen Ireland Film Project Award – 16th July 2018

Wexford Stories Short Film Funding 31st July 2018

ADIFF  Submissions 31st July 2018

Richard Harris International Film Festival Submissions 31st July 2018

Wicklow Screendance Laboratory 27th July 2018

Waterford Film Festival Short Films & Short Scripts 27th July 2018

Writing Mentorship Scheme 23rd July 2018

Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award 18th July 2018

Underground Cinema Film Festival Submissions 14th July  2018

Spook Screen Submissions 30th June 2018

ilDÁNA Documentary Funding 21st June

IFI Documentary Festival Submissions 20th June 2018

Pitching Competition Galway Film Fleadh 8th June 2018

Galway Film Fair Marketplace 1st June 2018

Irish Film Board Production Funding 31st May 2018 

TV Programming Support Scheme 24th May 2018

Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Submissions 12th May 2018

Cork Film Festival  Feature Film Submissions 4th May 2018

Film Bursary Award 2018 27th April 2018

dlr First Frames Scheme Short Film Funding 27th April 2018

Arts and Disability Connect Funding Scheme 26th April 2018

Light Moves Festival of Screendance Submissions 20th April 2018

Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Project 2018 19th April 2018

Screen Training Ireland Screen Leaders 13th April 2018

POV Training Scheme for female writers & directors  13th April 2018

Northern Ireland Screen’s Feature Doc Development 6th April 2018

Film In Cork 2018 Short Film Award Submissions 6th April 2018

OFFline Film Festival Animation Residency 30th March 2018

Artist in the community scheme Arts Council Funding 26th March

Film Offaly & Filmbase 2018 Short Film Award  23rd March 2018

EFP Producers on the Move 22nd March 2018

SHORT STORIES IFB Funding 23rd March 2018

Student Media Production Awards Funding 20th March 2018

Youth Music Video Competition 28th February 2018

IFB New Writing Development 28th February 2018

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Short Film Submissions 28th February 2018

IFTA Film & Drama Awards 15th February 2018

Arts Council Film Project Award  15th February 2018

Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme 14th February 2018

Hope: 1998 All Ireland Referendum Funding 9th February 2018

Creative Europe Slate Funding – Support for Development of Audiovisual Content 6th February 2018

Frameworks Scheme – 2nd February 2018

Irish Film Board Screenplay Development 31st January 2018

 Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2018  26th January

Arts Council Film Bursary Award  25th January 2018

Bursary Information Day for Documentary Filmmakers 18th January 2018

Irish Film Festa Submissions 10th January 2018

BAI Sponsorship Scheme 4th January 2018 

Storyland Submissions 15th December 2017

Junior Entertainment Talent Slate 14th December 2017

IMRO Music for Screen Seminar 6th Dec 2017 

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 1st December 2017

Sound and Vision 1st December 2017

BAI Sound & Vision Scheme Round 30 1st December 2017

Irish Film Festival, Boston 30th November, 2017

RTÉ ECommissioning – Irish Scripted Comedy 29th November 2017

Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Project 2018 23th November 2017 

ilDÁNA 20th October 2017

IFTA Awards 2018 Submissions Deadline for Film & Drama 17th November 2017

TV Programming Support Scheme 16th November 2017

Reel Art 13th October 2017

Cine4 Development Scheme 6th October

Shebeen Flick 1st October 

Audi Dublin International Film Festival 1st October 2017

Irish Filmmaker Competition 27th August 2017

Foyle Film Festival 29th September 2017

TV3 Spring 2018 31st July 2017

Cork Film Festival  15th July 2017

Kerry Film Festival  14th July 2017

The One Minute Film Festival 30th June 2017

Light Moves Symposium 30th June 2017

Cine4 Development Scheme 22nd June 2017

Wexford Documentary Film Festival 19th June 2017

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition 7th June 2017

Close Up – Filmbase Talent Development Scheme 5th June 2017

Jameson First Shot 1st June 2017

Film 48 Hour Challenge 31st May 2017

TV Programming Scheme 30th May 2017

Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 29th May 2017

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 12th  May 2017

Still Voices Short Film Festival 14th May 2017

Arts and Disability Connect 4th May 2017

TV3 Single Documentary Call Out 2017 31st April 2017

TV3 Autumn 2017 30th April 2017

dlr First Frames Scheme 28th April 2017

Support for Film Festivals 27th April 2017

Support for Content Development of a Single Project  20th April 2017

Science on Screen 19th April 2017

Galway Film Fleadh 31st March 2017

TV3 Studio Call Out 2017 22nd March 2017

The Short Film Festival of Ireland 17th March 2017

Sci-Fi Film Festival 15th March 2017

ilDÁNA 10th March 2017

Frameworks Short Film Scheme 10th March 2017

Support for Film Education 2nd March 2017

Arts Council Film Project Award 2nd March 2017

First Cut! Youth Film Festival  28th February 

Young Animator Of The Year Awards 28th February 2017

RTÉ Factual 20th February 20 17

SHORT SHOTS Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Scheme 16th February 2017

Fastnet Film Festival 14th February 2017

Support for Development – Slate Funding  2nd February 2017

Short Film Commission Scheme 31st January 2017

Close Up – Development Scheme for Actors 26th January 2017

RTÉ Young Peoples Animated Shorts Scheme 18th January 2017

Factual Entertainment Series for RTÉ2 16th January 2017

Eurimages Co-production  12th January 2017

RTÉ  Comedy, Talent Development and Music proposals 5th January 2017

Irish Film Festa (short films) 20th December 2016

Film In Cork – Short Script Award 9th December 2016

Distribution – Selective Scheme  1st December 2016

Chicago Irish Film Festival 1st December 2016

Irish Film Board Development  30th November 2016

Irish Film Board Distribution 30th November 2016

Support for Film Festivals 24th November 2016 

TV Programming Scheme 24th November 2016 

Irish Film Festival London 23 – 27 November 2016

Support for Content Development of a Single Project – 17th November 2016

Irish Film Board Development 31st October 2016

Irish Film Board  Production & Distribution 28th October 2016

Audi Dublin International Film Festival  1st October 2016

IFB Production and Distribution Funding  30th September 2016

Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive 28th September 2016

Northern Ireland Screen Short Film Funding 23rd September 2016

Radharc Awards 2016 23rd September 2016

Clones Film Festival Short Film Submissions 31st August 2016

Submissions for 10th Waterford Film Festival 26th August 2016

IFTA Gala Television Awards 22nd August 2016

IFB Focus Shorts  5th August 2016

IFB Real Shorts  5th August 2016

Underground Cinema Film Festival 31st July 2016

Cinemagic Belfast 25th July, 2016

Waterford Film Festival 15th July 2016

IFB Short Stories 15th July 2016

Kerry Film Festival 11th July 2016

Audi Dublin International Film Festival 11th July 2016

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition 9th July 2016

Cork Film Festival 2nd July 2016

Fingal Film Festival 30th June 2016

IFI Documentary Festival 20th  June 2016

Galway Film Fleadh  The One Minute Film Festival June 23rd 2016 

IFB Production and Distribution Funding 17th June 2016

Distribution Selective Scheme 14th June 2016

Kerry Film Festival Short Film Submission 11th July 2016

Film on the Edge 10th June 2016

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition 9th June 2016

Galway Film Fleadh 2016 Marketplace Applications 27th May 2016 

Light Moves 27th May 2016

Television Programming   26th May 2016  

Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 15th May

Directors’ Finders Series Showcase 29th April 2016

Support for Film Festivals   28th April 2016

Single Project Development  21st April 2016

Eurimages Co-Production 15th April, 2016

Pitching Forum for Co-Production Projects April 15th 2016

March on Film 31st March, 2016

Feel Good Lost Filmmakers Competition  29th February 2016

Galway Film Fleadh  Feature Films 25th March 2016

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund 18th March 2016

Frameworks 11th March 2016

Limerick Film Festival  4th March 2016

FilmOffaly Award 4th March 2016

Co-Production Funds 25 February 2016

IFB Production and Distribution Funding 19th February 2016

Jameson Gone in 60 Seconds 14th February 2016

Fastnet Film Festival 14th February 2016

March On Film 14th February 2016

First Cut! Youth Film Festival 12th February

Slate Funding 4th February 2016

Live Life National Film Competition 1st February

ASSET programme 30th January 2016

Short Shots @ Filmbase 28th January 2016

Access to Markets   28th January 2016

National Youth Media Awards 22nd January 2016

Fresh Film Festival 22nd January 2016

Arts Council Bursary Awards 21st January 2016

Young Directors Awards 2016 15th January 2016

Artists in Residence @ Centre Culturel Irlandais 11th January 2016

Jameson First Shot Film Competition 4th January 

Irish Film Festa (short film) 20th December

Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition 18th December

Animation Dingle  December 4th 2015

Dingle International Film Festival 11th December 2015

Dublin Doc Fest 11th December 2015

EU Commission TV Programming Funding 3rd December, 2015 / May 26, 2016

Chicago Irish Film Festival 1st December 2015

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 20th November 2015

EU Commission Single Project Development Funding 19th November 2015 / 21st April 2016

Splanc! Irish language Arts Documentary Scheme 16th November 2015

Boston Irish Film Festival 15th November 2015

Feature Documentary Development 6th November 2015

Animation Dingle Early Deadline 6th November 2015

Dublin International Film Festival Short Film Submissions  31st October 2015

Junior Galway Film Fleadh Story Pitching Competition 30th October 2015

Celtic Media Festival  30th October 2015

Short Film Proposal in the Irish Language 19th October 2015

Reel Art  16th October 2015

OFFline Filmmaking Challenge 8 – 10 October 2015

Clones 48 Hour Short Film Challenge 5th October 2015

Ronan Phelan Euroconnection Pitching Award 2015 4 – 11 October 2015

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition 30th September

Capital Irish Film Festival  30th September

Irish Film Festival London  28th September

Feminist Film Festival Short Film Submissions  25th September

Foyle Film Festival 25th September

BBC Writersroom Script Room 24th September

Pitch 25-minute doc for TG4 18th September

Richard Harris International Film Festival  4th September

Clones Film Festival  30th August

Guth Gafa ‘Next Generation’ Short Documentary Student Competition  28th August

Creative Proposals for RTE 26th August

Documentaries for Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 22nd August

Indie Cork 1st August

Irish Screen America  1st August

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival  30th July

Sky Road TV & Film Festival 17th July  [Early Bird]

The One Minute Film Festival  30th June

Fingal Film Festival  30th June

Underground Cinema Film Festival  30th June

IFI Documentary Festival  24th  June

Shortfilm48 12 – 14 June

Light Moves  10th June

Charlie Chaplin Film Festival  1st June

Arts and Disability Connect  21st May

Lady’s First International Film Festival 20th May

Short Films for Galway Film Fleadh 2015  15th May

Frameworks  15th April

FilmOffaly/Filmbase 2015 Short Film Award  20th March

Secrets of Offaly – Public Art Commission  13th February

 AFTER ’16  6th February

Jameson First Shot 2015 1st February

Dublin Doc Fest Short Documentary Film  30th January

Irish Animation Awards  23rd January

Youth Film Festival  9th January

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for WFT Members’ Short Film Showcase

WFT ShowcaseWFT Ireland, is partnering with the IFI, to host an annual Short Film Showcase. This special screening of members’ work will take place on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

Submit your short film now for this special showcase and you can be in with the chance of winning the grand prize (worth over €200).

The deadline for submissions is 20th February 2019 at 5pm. There is no submission fee to enter your film, you just need to be a current WFT Ireland member.

We hope to screen as many as possible, but there may not be time to screen all the films we receive. In that case we have some judging criteria which includes production values, women on the crew, feminist theme/narrative, quality of vision and writing.

Submission Criteria:

  • The person submitting the short film MUST be a current WFT Ireland member. You can join WFT Ireland or renew your membership here.
  • If you are the WFT member submitting a short, you must be the film’s Director, Writer or Producer.
  • The director of the short film MUST be female.
  • Documentary, Experimental, Narrative or Animation films are all welcome.
  • The short film must have been made in the LAST TWO YEARS, ie. between 1st Jan 2017 – 5th Feb 2019.
  • The film must be 15 MINS OR UNDER. This include the credits. Films longer than this can’t be considered as time slots are limted.
  • If successful, you will be informed on or before the 25th February. If your short has been shortlisted for screening, you must then deliver the correct file format for screening to the IFI before 1pm February 27th.  Films that cannot be submitted to these specs cannot be screened, so please don’t submit them. See below for details.

File Format Specifications

Important: If your film is shortlisted for screening, you must provide the IFI with either:

  1. A DCP (which must be created following DCI Specification): http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html – the DCP must conform to frame rate of 24 or 25 frames per second. Carrier File system: ext2/ext3 MBR (inode size 128 Bytes) or…
  2. A video file, which must conform to technical specification as follows:
  • – Colour space: Y’CBCR (BT.709)
  • – Resolution: Full HD / 2K / 4K
  • – Frames: 24p / 25p
  • – Codec: ProRes422HQ
  • – Container: Quicktme
  • – Audio: PCM (1.0/ 2.0/ 5.1/ 7.1 all channels configured within the container)
  • – Carrier Filesystem: Mac OS read/write (HFS+)
  • For additional information: http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html

 

Submit your film here.

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Call For: Submissions for Shot By The Sea

Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers in Ireland to make a 5 minute short film of any genre, during the month of March 2019 as part of Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas project. The project is also supported by The Village Salthill. Teams and individuals are invited to come together from the local and regional community, to make exciting short films, during the month of March 2019.

All Shot by the Sea submissions will be screened in Salthill on 18th April throughout the day. In the evening a selection of films will be screened at a gala awards event.

You can shoot your film on a mobile phone, film or your digital camera, we don’t mind how you do it. All genres welcome.

Full Rules and Guidelines for Filmmakers are available at  www.shotbythesea.ie

 

Deadline for submissions is 31st March 2019

 

 

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Call For: Art Submissions Being Accepted for K-FEST 2K19

Visual arts submissions are now being accepted for K-FEST, which takes place in Killorglin, County Kerry, on Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, 2019. A submission form, which requires images of proposed artwork, photo of the artist, biography, and artist statement, among other items, may be found at www.kfest.ie. Submissions costs just €10 and are due at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019.

In its seventh consecutive year, K-FEST will once again take over the town of Killorglin, exhibiting approximately 100 visual artists across all disciplines, including paint, print, sculpture, performance, textiles, fashion, graphic design, photography, film, and audio-visual. Selected artists show their work in curated, bespoke pop-up galleries throughout the town’s disused commercial and private spaces. Since 2013, K-Fest has housed over 600 visual artists and approximately 3,000 original works of art. With an attendance of more than 10,000 over the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST affords new and emerging artists from Ireland and beyond the ability to showcase their work to a diverse audience, providing opportunities for patronage, partnerships, and community building with fellow artists and local residents.

All submissions selected for participation in K-FEST will automatically be entered to win the Screaming Pope Prize VI, one of Ireland’s most unique arts awards, exclusively organised by artists for artists. The prize is given for a single outstanding work of visual or performing art each year during the festival.

                “In 2018, we saw a performance piece win the Screaming Pope Prize, and we generally had more performance art on exhibit, moving K-FEST into the realm of a truly multi-discipline arts festival. I hope we continue to see as much varied work in 2019, as each work of art elicits a different experience and drives interactions between artists and attendees that really heighten the sense of community and inclusivity during the weekend. We may even see a new gallery or two pop up in 2019, which always gives the festival — and the works on display — a new flavour.”

Details regarding submissions may be found at www.kfest.ie/submissions. For more information on the submission process, contact Neil Browne, Artistic Director, at submissions@kfest.ie. For general information about K-FEST, send inquiries to: info@kfest.ie. #iamkfest #kfest2k19 #killorglinisthecanvas

K-FEST, a dynamic arts festival with an emphasis on emerging artists, uses unoccupied spaces in Killorglin, transforming vacant retail outlets, deserted buildings, and even domestic homes into curated bespoke pop-up galleries and venues. Over the course of the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST hosts more than 60 events in addition to a gallery trail, including live music performances by dozens of bands and musicians, as well as spoken word, drama, comedy, short films, street entertainment, and activities for kids and families, all culminating with the Screaming Pope Prize ceremony, in which the festival awards a single outstanding work of visual art.

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Call For: Shorts for St. Patrick’s Film Festival London

Irish Film Festival London

In March 2019, as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival London, Irish Film London will run 3 days of Irish Films in London. Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March 2019. This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusivity, inspired by the London Is Open campaign.

**All submitted shorts must have a IRISH connection (eg. funding, location cast or crew)
Please outline the connection in the cover letter and see the link below for more details.**

IFL’s programme is comprised of both submitted films and independently curated selections.
IFL accepts films in English or Irish language.
IFL does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.
IFL’s main objective is to present films stemming from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, but will also accept submissions from non-Irish filmmakers whose films are about Ireland or Irish people.
IFL will screen films from DCP format.

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th 2019

Submit your film now

 

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Call For: Submissions from Secondary School Students in Longford, Westmeath and Cavan.

Harp Media Student Short Film and Screenplay Competition

The Harp Media Student Short Film and Screenplay Competition is a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland sponsored initiative aimed at promoting filmmaking amongst secondary school students in the midlands. It will will welcome submissions from secondary school students in Longford, Westmeath and Cavan. The competition will have two categories: Best Short Film Screenplay (Maximum 12 pages) and Best Short Film (Maximum 12 minutes). There is a prize of €250 for each category as well as filmmaking equipment.  

The objective of the competition is to facilitate and nurture a new range of voices in the midlands by encouraging students to create their audio visual work. Training sessions will be held in early 2019 that will look at screenwriting, film production and the current Irish film landscape. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please register your interest by emailing info@harpmedia.ie.

Terms and conditions for the Harp Media Short Film and Screenplay Competition in partnership with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are:

    • Entrants must be a student in one of the participating midlands counties – Longford, Westmeath or Cavan.
    • Short films should be no more than 12 minutes.
    • Scripts should be no more than 12 pages.

 

 

  • Scripts accepted via email. Films can be sent via Vimeo or YouTube links, as well as via file sharing platform WeTransfer.

For further details, head over to website www.harpmedia.ie or follow  on Instagram @harpmediafilms, Facebook @harpmediafilm and Twitter @harp_media.

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions from all Young Short Filmmakers

 

 Open Call for submissions from all Young Short Filmmakers 

 

Are you aged between 12 and 24 and interested in making movies? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Budding young filmmakers across Ireland and abroad are invited to submit short films of all genres in an Open Call for Short Films to the 2019 First Cut! Youth Film Festival which takes place in Youghal, Co. Cork from March 6th – 9th.

Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, First Cut! Film Festival wants to see your work.

Every type of short film is welcome including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. Prizes will be awarded to Open Call Short Films in several categories including best film, best director, best schools’ film, best animation, best documentary, best music video and ‘Spotlight’ best film by a young adult. The First Cut! Youth Jury will also present an Award.

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching! So, if you’ve made a short film with a running time of less than 15 minutes, or think you might have one completed by January 14th 2019, get your entries in to www.firstcutfilmfestival.com ! It is Free to enter!

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to showcasing new films by young film makers from across Ireland and abroad.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the Festival which will take place over four days from 6-9 March, offers screenings of short films by Ireland’s youths, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers. There’s also a primary schools animation programme, and YMVC, (the very successful Youth Music Video Competition), mentored by Brendan Canty, the Cork director who had a worldwide hit with his video for Hozier’s Take Me to Church.

The festival is based at the Mall Arts Centre in the seaside town of Youghal, Co. Cork and this year for the first time, screenings and events will also be held in the state-of-the-art Regal cinema, with the most up-to-date and advanced technology available.

Commenting Mary McGrath, Festival Director of First Cut! Youth Film Festival, said, “The Festival aims to inspire creativity and involvement in the arts in young people, and encourage film as a hobby or potential career. It’s about giving young people a voice and a chance to work in a medium they are very comfortable with and clearly enjoy. Many of young people we’ve worked with over the years have gone on to work in the industry. Film is a powerful tool for self-expression. Last year we showcased an incredible selection of short film entries from all over Ireland and Internationally – comedies, music videos, dramas, documentaries and some remarkable animations, it’s amazing to see the talent out there. A free festival like this provides access and opportunity ” 

“ At First Cut! young filmmakers can gather together in a vibrant festival atmosphere for a rare chance to network and showcase their work. They can also take part in events and discussion panels hosted by film experts and receive feedback on their film. It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone- it can inspire and motivate… not everyone’s going to be an Oscar-winner, but who knows?”

Each screening is accompanied by a panel discussion with young filmmakers where young people can share their experiences and take inspiration from their peers, who have a similar passion for making films.

First Cut! Youth Film Festival receives core funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council and is supported by the business community in Youghal and by Cork Film Centre.

For more information on the festival or to submit a short film for the Open Call got to www.firstcutfilmfestival.com

 

 

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Call For: Feature Film Submissions for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh

Feature film submissions are now open for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh, taking place between  9th–14th July, 2019.

The Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and host to the boldest new films from around the world each July. The Film Fleadh is also host to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

 

Are you a filmmaker with a work-in-progress or completed work, ready to debut in 2019? Why premiere your film at another film festival, when you could premiere at the world’s only Film Fleadh?

 

The Galway Film Fleadh awards feature films selected for competition in the following categories:

  • Best Irish Debut Film
  • Best International Debut Film
  • Best Irish Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Irish Documentary
  • Best International Documentary
  • Best Cinematography in an Irish Film

 

Winners in recent years include The Dig,KatieGutland,Michael Inside, God’s Own Country, Sanctuary, A Date for Mad MaryandThe Young Offenders, among others.

 

Early bird deadline: Friday January 18th, 2019 at 5p.m. G.M.T.

Early Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €30.

 

After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €40.

Regular deadline: Friday March 15th, 2019 at 5p.m. G.M.T.

 

Further information and the link to submit via Eventival can be found at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Newport Beach Film Festival

 

The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces a Call for Entries for Irish Cinema. From April 25 – May 2, 2019, the NBFF will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a special Irish spotlight to take place on Sunday, April 28th. The Festival features 55,000+ attendees, red carpet premieres, nightly galas, filmmaker Q&A sessions and engaging networking opportunities.

The NBFF will celebrate its 20th edition with the largest celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast. Highlights include an Irish Spotlight event, screenings of Irish feature-length narrative, documentary, short and animated films, along with the participation of Irish filmmakers, actors, musical performers, culinary brands and film industry organizations.

We are tremendously excited for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival and the Irish Showcase, we encourage all Irish Filmmakers to enter their films and become part of the largest celebration of Irish Film and creativity in the Western United States,” says Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

2019 NBFF Submission Deadlines:

Thanksgiving Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2018

Regular Deadline: Friday, December 21st, 2018

Late Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2019

UK & Ireland Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

For information or to submit a film visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Irish Film Festival Berlin 2019

Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish Film Festival, is now accepting submissions from filmmakers for its 8th edition, which will take place on 13th-16th March 2019 in Moviemento Kino Berlin – Germany’s oldest cinema.

Since 2012, every March Shebeen Flick presents a curated programme with Irish films without distribution in Germany alongside some favourite Irish classics. The festival has become an integral part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations in the German capital and a must-go to event for film buffs and Irish culture lovers.

“This will be the third year accepting submissions for the festival and we are very excited to announce a new category: virtual reality. In addition, I would like to encourage female filmmakers to submit to the festival as one of our main goals is to achieve gender balance in the programme. I am looking forward to watching the submissions for 2019!” said Shebeen Flick’s Founder & Director Fernanda Parente.

Both feature and short length films (live action, documentary, animation, music videos) are accepted, as well as the newly added category virtual reality. Productions may originate from anywhere in the world. Eligible films may be made by an Irish filmmaker, a filmmaker working in Ireland or a filmmaker of Irish heritage. If the filmmaker is not Irish, the content needs to focus on an Irish subject matter.

Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only. For full details on how to submit visit https://filmfreeway.com/shebeenflick

Submission Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline 01.09.2018
Regular Deadline 01.10.2018
Late Deadline 01.11.2018

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Spook Screen

This September Clonakilty will be the backdrop as Spook Screen will provide a petrifying plethora of thrills and chills as well as talks and interviews on a wide array of horror topics.

Call For Submissions: 

Spook Screen take scary and funny films as long as the subject matter is spinechilling and supernatural.

As well as the festival itself, there will be number of Special Guests attending, such as Hammer Horror legend Madeline Smith, who will introduce one of her Hammer Horror films as well as holding a Q&A.

Regular Deadline

Beast In Festival (Best in Festival)

Gave Us the Creeps award (scariest film)

Ghoul Days (Student Award)

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Make up/ Effects

Catergory for Two Minute Terrors- Best Horror under 2 mins.

All Films are automatically in contention for the awards winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the closing night.

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Call For: Applications for dlr First Frames Scheme

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy, with from left, 2017 award winners Bjorn Mac Giollaa  and Ciaran Hickey. Also pictured are Barry Dignam & Bernadette Meagher, IADT; Alan Fitzpatrick, Filmbase; Georgina Sweetnam & Ciara King, dlr County Council.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council supports emerging filmmakers under the dlr First Frames Scheme. Now its second year, the Scheme is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and DLR Local Enterprise Office, and managed by Filmbase.  Additional equipment and facilities support is provided by the National Film School, IADT.

2018 Scheme – call for applications

Inviting applicants for the 2018 Scheme.  Funding will be available to support two short films with budgets of up to €10,000 each, with additional equipment and facilities support from Filmbase and IADT valued at up to €10,000 per project.

Information evening

dlr Arts Office and Filmbase will host an information evening for interested applicants on Thursday 15 March in the Studio, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire.  This will include an introduction to the scheme along with some industry speakers. This event is free, however places are limited. To register your interest click here.  Full details of the application process are available in the brief.

dlr First Frames scheme aims to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown region. DLR Local Enterprise Office is supporting this opportunity to promote employment in the film making industry in DLR.

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Call For: Submissions for Irish Films for Newport Beach Film Festival

 

  

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces ‘Call for Entries’ for Irish films. The 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will take place from April 26 – May 3, 2018, showcasing more than 350 films from around the globe in the pristine coastline of Southern California’s Newport Beach.

Sunday evening, April 29, 2018, the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its annual Irish Spotlight event, celebrating Irish cinema, culture, and cuisine. The Irish Spotlight film series will include a variety of feature-length Irish narratives, documentaries and curated Irish short films.

Selected Irish films will qualify for audience and festival awards. NBFF will assist participating Irish filmmakers with outreach and promotion to various film industry executives and media.

 The Newport Beach Film Festival has over a decade-long history of screening notable Irish films such as The Secret Scripture, A Date for Mad Mary, Tomato Red, Sanctuary, Moon Dogs, Cardboard Gangsters, Song’s for Amy, My Name is Emily, Life’s A Breeze and The O’Brien’s.

Irish film submissions must be sent using Film Freeway. Qualifying film entries must have a completion date of Jan. 1, 2017 or later. Film entries must not be available via internet or broadcast nationally via cable or satellite television in the U.S. prior to the Festival screening in order to be eligible.

 

2018 NBFF Submission Deadlines

Ireland Deadline: Friday, February 23rd, 2018

NBFF waiver code for Irish film submissions: IreNBFF18

To submit Irish films, please visit filmfreeway.com/NewportBeachFilmFestival

For more submission information, please visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for 2018 Youth Music Video Competition

Calling Ambitious Young Filmmakers aged 18-23 – a unique opportunity to kick-start your career as a director.

Youth Music Video Competition is open nationally and invites applications.

How to Enter:

–    Email the following to: firstcutymvc@gmail.com before 5pm February 28th

–    Write 200 words telling us about you, your background, and why you want to be a filmmaker.

–    Send us a link to your best piece of work to-date.

–    Include you contact details and your date of birth.

–    You can apply on your own or in duos.

The selected filmmakers will take part in a hands-on workshop with Feel Good Lost on Saturday March 24th in Cork.

Using their extensive knowledge of the Irish music scene and network of musicians, Feel Good Lost arrange for five musical artists to submit a track to the competition. Each track is carefully curated to a director based on their style of directing and briefs are tailor made for each director and with input from the artists. So far acts such as Daithí, Meltybrains?, Rusangano Family and The Academic have submitted tracks.Every style of music video is encouraged, be it narrative or experimental, live action or animation, or any combination of these.

Participants will experience the same process that happens in the industry. Each filmmaker will submit a treatment document explaining their idea, and with on-going mentoring and support from Feel Good Lost, they make the video. In addition to making an amazing video, the competition builds confidence and helps directors improve in areas that need improving.

All five videos will be screened at the 2018 First Cut! Festival on Saturday 28th April 2018.  One stand-out filmmaker will be presented with an award. Once the video is finished, the artist will decide if they want this to be the official video for the track. The goal is for the artist to get a music video that they are happy with, and for the director to get their video on their reel. But either way it’s a win / win situation for everyone.

Feel Good Lost is a multi-discipline creative company that makes cutting edge film, art and music. Brendan Canty, director of FGL, is best known for the phenomenally successful video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’, which was voted Video of the Year by the Irish Times and nominated for two MTV VMA awards. Canty’s recent short “For You” has been nominated for a 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Award aswell as winning Best Irish Short at the Kindle Sharks. To find out more about Feel Good Lost, visit their official website: feelgoodlost.me

For more information, please visit: firstcutfilmfestival.com

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018

Submissions are now open via Film Freeway www.filmfreeway.com/TheRichardHarrisInternationalFilmFestival

IFTA Affiliated International Film Festival screened 100+ short films in 2017 and introduced the Live Streamed Gala Awards Show and Afterparty – have announced submissions for their 2018 Festival.

Deadline is 31st July.

The 2018 festival will be a 5-day event over the Bank Holiday weekend October 25th – 29th 2018.

Categories Include:

Short Film – 3 categories – National / International, Newport Beach FF, Student – Midwest Award will be chosen from the 3 categories – see film freeway for more details.

Feature Film Competition

Self Tape Competition –Submit your self-tape via film freeway.  1 minute monologue

Sports Documentary Competition

Link to submit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheRichardHarrisInternationalFilmFestival

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2018: Open Call For Short Films

First Cut! Youth Film Festival seeks short film entries by filmmakers aged12-24

Deadline: Wednesday February 28th

Festival dates: Wed April 25th – Sat April 28th 2018

Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Youghal Co. Cork

Admission: Free

 

 

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 edition.

 

This annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers. It is based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, Co. Cork and will run between April 25th and 28th 2018.

 

The call-out for short films is aimed at filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 24. It is open to films from schools, colleges, youth groups and individual filmmakers. Entries are welcomed from Ireland and abroad in every genre, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The closing date is Wednesday February 28th. Full details on how to submit a film are online at firstcutfilmfestival.com

 

The 2017 edition of the festival screened over 125 short films. It featured a public workshop by The Young Offenders writer/director Peter Foott, who remarked “I wish First Cut! was around when I was a young filmmaker… It’s such a great platform for young filmmakers to get their films seen.”

 

Awards are presented in a several categories, including best film, best director, best schools film, best animation, best documentary, best music video and best film by a young adult. This year, First Cut! is introducing the First Cut! Youth Jury Award to be selected by its youth volunteer committee.

 

Due to its ongoing success, First Cut! Youth Film Festival will be expanding from a three- to a four-day event this year. In addition to providing young filmmakers with a platform to show their films and to learn from industry professionals, it offers a rare and valuable opportunity for them to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of likeminded people. Each screening is accompanied by a panel discussion with young filmmakers where young people can share their experiences and take inspiration from their peers.

 

Festival director Mary McGrath explains “We are in the business of encouraging and supporting young filmmakers and giving them much needed opportunities to showcase their films. It is so inspiring to have had the involvement of really talented and successful directors of the caliber of Nora Twomey (Breadwinner), Peter Foott (The Young Offenders) and Brendan Canty, (Hozier- ‘Take Me To Church’/ ‘For You’). It feels like we are at the cutting edge of film making in Ireland and bringing this to young aspiring filmmakers. We are delighted to be working with so many great partners and to welcome so many successful directors, and young film makers to Youghal.”

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is also running the incredibly successful Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) for a third year, teaming up with production company Feel Good Lost and its director Brendan Canty to highlight music video and give young filmmakers an amazing opportunity to be mentored by professional filmmakers associated with Feel Good Lost. Full details of YMVC 2018 will be announced in shortly. Young filmmakers interested in putting themselves forward for one of the five places on this year’s YMVC can contact First Cut! at firstcutfilm@gmail.com

 

 

 

All events and screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.

 

 

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Call For: Film In Cork 2018 Short Film Award

 

Film In Cork, through the support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, and in association with the Tomar Trust, have announced the launch of the 2018 Short Film Award. This funding initiative aims to support creative and resourceful filmmaking in the Cork region.

Film In Cork is looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must shoot their project in Cork City and/or county.

The award will be given to one successful project which will receive €8,000 towards the cost of production, along with support in terms of locations, production, mentoring and planning the film’s festival release strategy.

In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full rights to the material they are submitting. Live action short film scripts will be accepted up to a maximum of 10 pages.

Announcing details of the scheme, Rossa Mullin, who runs Film in Cork said: “The Short Film Award offers filmmakers in the region the opportunity to work with a budget and bring to life on the big screen ideas and emotions that are currently on paper.”

Rossa continued “The process in 2018 has been modified somewhat and will involve several stages, beginning with a half-day session on February 25th looking at the development of successful short films, followed by a “Speed Dating” session for writers, directors, and producers to meet and see what synergies they may have to collaborate together. It is very exciting to see this Short Film Award launched, and we are very grateful for the generous support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, as well as the Tomar Trust, who have helped to make this happen.”

 

The closing date for script applications is 5pm on Friday, April 6th.

Application forms and detailed guidelines for the 2018 Short Film Award can be found at http://filmincork.com/funding/

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Galway Film Fleadh

The festival is Ireland’s leading film event, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and home to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

The Galway Film Fleadh awards feature films selected for competition in the following categories:

  • Best Irish Debut Film
  • Best International Debut Film
  • Best Irish Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Irish Documentary
  • Best International Documentary
  • Best Cinematography in an Irish Film

Winners in recent years include Michael Inside, Sanctuary, A Date for Mad Mary, Young OffendersOlder than Ireland and Song of the Sea, among others.

The deadline for Early Bird submissions is 26th February 2018. Early Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €30. After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €40.The Regular deadline for submissions is Friday, March 30th, 2018.

Further information and the link to submit via Eventival can be found at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Welcome to the Galway Film Fleadh – Galway Film Fleadh

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30th Galway Film Fleadh | Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th, July 2018


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Call For: Submissions for Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme

 

Submissions are now open for the Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme.

Writers are now invited to submit a short film story idea by 5pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018.

How to enter:

*** APPLICATION FORM ***

Writers: What’s the Story? Writers are asked to submit a one-page story outline (about 500 words) and a two-page writing/script sample based on any part/scene from the story. That’s a maximum of 3 pages.

Please email a Dropbox link to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie containing:

  • 1-page story outline and 2-page sample in PDF format.
  • Put the title on each page but not your name.
  • 1 page CV and a completed application form.

Please send by post:

  • 3 hard copies of both the one-page story outline and the two-page sample.

Please note:

  • The fee for a writer to enter is €25.00. Entry fee covers one script per person.
  • The closing date is 5pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018.

All submissions will be read by three readers without them knowing the identity of the writers. Based on the three-page submission approx. 10 writers will be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Based on the interview three writers will be selected and each will receive a cash prize of €500. All three will also get to work with an experienced Script Editor to develop the story outline into a finished script. One finished script will be selected approximately 4 weeks after the interview date to become the film that goes into production.

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Directors: Who’s going to direct the short film? Directors are invited to put their names forward for consideration. Please submit:

  • A hardcopy two page CV to Galway Film Centre.
  • Also send a DROPBOX link containing your CV along with a Vimeo or online link to one sample of your work and a completed application form to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie.
  • Entry fee for a director is €15.00.

Directors will be shortlisted on the basis of their submission material and invited to interview. Through this process, one director will be selected.

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Producers: Who’s going to produce the short film? Producers are invited to put their names forward for consideration. Please submit:

  • A hardcopy two page CV to Galway Film Centre.
  • Also send a DROPBOX link containing your CV along with a Vimeo or online link to one sample of your work and a completed application form to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie.
  • Entry fee for a producer is €15.00.

Producers will be shortlisted on the basis of their submission material and invited to interview. Through this process, one producer will be selected. Producer / Director teams may also enter.

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***Closing date for all applications is 5pm,  Wednesday 14th February 2018.***

All hard copy materials to be sent to:

RTÉ Short Film Commission
Galway Film Centre,
Cluain Mhuire,
Wellpark Road
Galway City
H91 WP9K

For any further information please contact Galway Film Centre at 091-770-748 or email admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie

See full announcement of the 2018 scheme here.

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for 2018 Cork Film Festival

The 63rd Cork Film Festival will take place from 9th -18th November 2018 and is now open for submissions.

The deadline for Early Bird submissions is 16th March 2018– Eary Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €10 for Cork Shorts, €15 for Shorts and €25 For Features and Documentary Features. After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €20 for Cork Shorts, €25 for Shorts and €25 for Features and Documentary Features. The Regular deadline for submissions is 4th May 2018.

Filmmakers who cannot make either the Early Bird or Regular Deadline may submit until June 29th for an increased fee.

Further information and the link to submit via FilmFreeway can be found here: https://corkfilmfest.org/submissions/

 

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Call For: Submissions for Irish Film Festa

 

The 11th Irish Film Festa, which will take place in March 2018, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland.

 

In order to be eligible for Irish Film Festa competition, films must be under 20 minutes in length, and produced or co-produced in Ireland.

 

Accepted categories are Live Action (all genres) and Animation (all techniques).

 

Entries must be submitted as an online screener to submissions.IFF@gmail.com or as a DVD to

Associazione Culturale ARCHIMEDIA

via Segesta 16

00179 Roma (Italia)

 

Deadline is January 10th, 2018.

No fee requested. DVDs sent by post will not be returned.

 

Out of all the accepted entries, IRISH FILM FESTA will select – at its sole and absolute discretion – a shortlist of films for the competition. IRISH FILM FESTA will notify all the authors of selected films; not-selected applicants won’t be notified.

 

Within a week after admission, authors of selected films must provide:

  •    a high-definition copy of the film for the festival screening (DCP/DVD/Blu-Ray);
  •    a timecoded dialogue list *;
  •    a high-resolution still from the film, a brief synopsis, and a full-credits list to be used for the festival catalogue.

 

* Please note that this is mandatory. If the timecoded dialogue list won’t be provided, the short film will be disqualified from the competition.

 

Prizes will be awarded by a professional jury to the Best Live Action Short Film and to the Best Animated Short Film.

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival

 

After a successful first edition, Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival opens submissions for its 2018 festival.  The Light House Cinema and Generator Hostel will once again host a mix of Sci-Fi and Fantastic Film, with short film, features and documentaries all welcome for entry

 

The festival will be accepting entries of both short and feature length films from Wednesday 27th September 2017 via the link below:

 

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Call For: Submissions for Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival, Ireland’s newest International Film Festival dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices (Phones & Tablets) kicks off on the 27th January 2018.  The festival will screen a selection of short film, documentary, animation and music videos, along with hosting industry and educational workshops.

 

The festival is now accepting submissions for 2018 from both local and International Filmmakers and the awards categories include Best Fiction, Music video, Documentary, Animation, and Best 360/VR film with entries restricted those no longer than 15 minutes in length. The festival programmers are on the lookout for strong original concepts with an inventive use of the technology and have teamed up with several smartphone equipment manufacturers including Shoulderpod, Helium, Iographer, ProShot, Gripgear and Zhiyun to award amazing prizes for each category.

 

The festival was founded by Robert Fitzhugh, a filmmaker who has previously worked for the Reel World Film Festival in Canada and more recently as part of the PR and marketing team for the Fingal Film Festival.

 

“As a filmmaker myself, I noticed how accessible mobile phones were. The phone provides an open playing field for filmmakers at all levels. No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for what filmmakers can do. Mobile devices offer all the tools a filmmaker needs right there in the palm of your hand. The festivals mission is to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to share their stories and to provide them with a platform to present these stories to a wider audience”

 

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival will take place in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield on the 27th of January.

 

Submissions can be made via Film Freeway here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DublinSmartphoneFilmfestival

 

You can find out more information on their website https://www.dublinsmartphonefilmfestival.com/

and you can follow them on  Facebook and Twitter

Submissions are currently open between now and December 1st.

 

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Call For: Submissions for  Shebeen Flick

Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish Film Festival, is now accepting submissions from filmmakers for its 7th edition, which will take place on 15th-18th March 2018 in Moviemento Kino Berlin – Germany’s oldest cinema.
After a successful pilot screening this March in Düsseldorf, the festival also is planning a weekend-long event in the North Rhine-Westphalia capital on 10th-11th March in the Souterrain-Kellerkino.
All submitted films will be considered for the programme in both cities. Both feature and short length films (live action, documentary, animation, music videos) are accepted. Productions may originate from anywhere in the world. Eligible films may be made by an Irish filmmaker, a filmmaker working in Ireland or a filmmaker of Irish heritage. If the filmmaker is not Irish, the content needs to focus on an Irish subject matter.
Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only. For full details on how to submit visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/shebeenflick.
Submission Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline 01.09.2017
Regular Deadline 01.10.2017
Late Deadline 01.11.2017
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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices (Phones & Tablets). The festival kicks off on the 27th January 2018 and will screen a selection of short film, documentary, animation and music videos, along with hosting industry and educational workshops.

The festival is now accepting submissions for 2018 from both local and International Filmmakers and the awards categories include Best Fiction, Music video, Documentary, Animation, and Best 360/VR film with entries restricted those no longer than 15 minutes in length.

The festival programmers are on the lookout for strong original concepts with an inventive use of the technology and have teamed up with several smartphone equipment manufacturers, including ShoulderpodHelium and Iographer to award amazing prizes for each category as well as feedback on all submissions received.

The festival was founded by Robert Fitzhugh, a filmmaker who has previously worked for the Reel World Film Festival in Canada and more recently as part of the PR and marketing team for the Fingal Film Festival.

As a filmmaker myself, I noticed how accessible mobile phones were. The phone provides an open playing field for filmmakers at all levels. No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for what filmmakers can do. Mobile devices offer all the tools a filmmaker needs right there in the palm of your hand. The festivals mission is to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to share their stories and to provide them with a platform to present these stories to a wider audience”

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival will announce its venue in the coming weeks.

Submissions can be made via Film Freeway here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DublinSmartphoneFilmfestival

You can find out more information on their website https://www.dublinsmartphonefilmfestival.com/ and you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter

 

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Call For: Submissions for 8th Underground Cinema Film Festival


The Underground Cinema Film Festival takes place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin in Ireland from August 31st. Over the three days of the festival over 100 independently produced films from all over the world will be screened.

 

Awards & Prizes

  • Best Independent Feature Film
  • Best Independent Short Film
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best International Short Film
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best One Minute Short Film
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Aer Lingus Launches Irish Filmmaker Competition

Pictured from left to right at the launch of the Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition is Aer Lingus cabin crew member Amy O’Brien with competition judging panellists Dearbhla Walsh, Mark O’Halloran and Neasa Hardiman and Aer Lingus cabin crew member Jessica England at Omniplex Rathmines.

 

Aer Lingus has partnered with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board to launch a new Irish Filmmaker Competition that will celebrate and support the talent of up-and-coming filmmakers in Ireland. This initiative is part of the Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation which encompasses a range of charity and corporate social responsibility activity including support of Irish Culture and the Arts.

 

The Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition is open to short-film makers throughout the country and will give three talented individuals the opportunity to showcase their work at an international level by screening their short films on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. The competition prize package received by the three winning filmmakers will also include complimentary flights to attend film festivals in North America and around Europe and promote their work on an international stage.

 

The three winning short-film entries will be chosen across two categories, live action and animation, by a judging panel consisting of three renowned Irish film figures along with an Aer Lingus representative. The judging panellists will include director and writer for film and television drama Neasa Hardiman, who has directed world-class drama with the BBC, ABC, Netflix and Amazon and was recently awarded her second BAFTA as well as an IFTA for drama Happy Valley (BBC/Netflix)and Dearbhla Walsh, Emmy, IFTA and BAFTA award-winning director, whose work includes Little Dorrit and The Silence for the BBC, Shameless for Channel 4, Penny Dreadful and The Tudors for Showtime and Borgia for Canal Plus/Netflix; and scriptwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran, who is known for films including Adam & Paul, Garage and Viva.

 

Speaking about the launch of the competition, Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said:

“We are excited to partner with Bord Scannán na hÉireann to launch this new initiative as part of our Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation. Supporting Culture and the Arts in Ireland is something we feel very passionate about and we are excited to provide up-and-coming filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience and take their career to new heights. We look forward to seeing the entries from Ireland’s rising filmmakers and to screening their works on board our transatlantic aircraft.”

 

James Hickey, Chief Executive, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board added:

“As the development agency for the Irish film, animation and television industry we are very focused on the development and promotion of the next generation of Irish filmmakers. There are a huge amount of young filmmakers producing great work out there and we are really pleased to work with Aer Lingus to highlight new talent and provide an opportunity for Irish and international audiences to enjoy their short films.”

 

Short film entries will be accepted from Irish residents and citizens and applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. All entries must adhere to the following criteria:

–        Must fall within the categories of live action or animation

–        Must be the original work of the applicant

–        Can be no longer than 15 minutes

–        Must have been produced in the last 18 months

–        Must have a G-rating

 

The opening date for entries is 15.06.17 and the closing date is 27.07.17. Interested candidates can apply via aerlingus.com/about-us/takeoff-foundation/irish-film-maker-competition/ . The judging process will commence in July and the winning short films will be unveiled at a special screening event in September 2017.

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for The One Minute Film Festival

Galway City of Film in partnership with Galway Film Centre and the Galway Film Fleadh have announced the return of The One Minute Film Festival.

Galway City of Film are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute HD film, based on any subject or any story. The best 30 x 1 minute films will be selected by a panel of judges and they will be screened at a special public event at the Galway Film Fleadh.

This year’s Galway Film Fleadh runs from July 11th to 16th http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

This year, there are cash prizes of up to €250 for the Best 3 Films. The winning films will be available to watch on the websites of all organisations involved following the Festival and this is a great opportunity to get your work seen by an audience at an international festival.

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation.

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold-out screenings. The winner was  Something Borrowed, directed by Carolyn Wagner. Joint second places were awarded to Amy-Joyce Hastings for Body Of Christ and Johnathan Connolly for Family Favourite Moments, see details here

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Thursday June 30th 2017

How to Enter:

  • WeTransfer us your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps)
  • WeTransfer us a still image from the film.
  • Also send a Vimeo/Youtube link.
  • Send all information to oneminute@galwayfilmcentre.ie

Guidelines:

  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2016.
  • Duration limit is 90 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.

For any further info: email oneminute@galwayfilmcentre.ie or go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

 

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