10th Waterford Film Festival

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The 10th Waterford Film Festival runs Fri 4 – Sun 6 November 2016 with an exciting programme of short films from national and international filmmakers as well as films from local talent. Audiences will experience a series of short films of different genres, from dramas, thrillers, comedies to engaging  documentaries.
Films with an Waterford connection include An Bean Sidhe, 1916 An Bheirt ón Rinn, SISTERS, The Empty Chair, Gridlock and Blackbird.

The official programme launch will be held in Garter lane on the 19th October followed by a free  screening of Risteard O’Domhnail’s Atlantic. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities united and divided by the Atlantic Ocean – Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.

The festival will also be showcasing a writer’s workshop from screenwriter  Mary Kate O Flanagan as well as a live performance of famous movie soundtracks from Senza Voce.

For tickets book online at www.garterlane.ie

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

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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

Fee’s can be paid at garterlane.ie

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Call For: Submissions for the 7th Annual Waterford Film Festival

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The 7th Waterford Film Festival (8th -10th of November 2013)

 

The Waterford Film Festival is back! The festival now in its 7th year, will be held between the 8th -10th of November 2013 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery.

Last year was a fantastic year for the festival. Combined with an increase in submissions from both filmmakers and writers, plus we had a near sell out weekend. It was the highest attendance since the start of the festival.

For a third year in a row we will be focusing exclusively on promoting short films and screenplays, especially independent short films. This will enable the presentation of an increased amount of short films to our always appreciative audience.
The Waterford City Council Award for Best Short Film will be open to both short fiction and documentary films.

In 2012 we saw a high standard of films shown in Waterford and a particularly difficult task of choosing a programme from the hundreds of high quality submissions from filmmakers around the world.

In 2013, will also see the 6th year of the Screenplay competition, 2012 attracted a huge number of excellent submissions, many from first time writers. The Best Screenplay Award will be open to all screenplays for un-filmed short films.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORMS:

Film Entry Form
Screenplay Form & Rules

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Call For: Films & Scripts for Waterford Film Festival

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The  7th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 8th -10th of November 2013 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery and is currently Open For Submissions!

 

We are open to all kinds of film genres up to 20 minutes in length. We are also seeking short screenplays up to 15 pages for un-filmed short films. 

Deadlines for submissions are:

Short Films:

 

REGULAR DEADLINE:  Friday 19th of July

LATE DEADLINE:  Monday 5th of August 

 

 

SCREENPLAYS

REGULAR DEADLINE:  Friday 28 of June

LATE DEADLINE:  Friday 19thth of July

 For more information please go to: www.waterfordfilmfestival.com

 

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Waterford Film Festival Late Deadline and Fundit Campaign

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The 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 9th -11th of November 2012 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery  and is currently open for submissions.

We are open to all kinds of film genres up to 20 minutes in length.
Final Deadlines for short film submissions are:

LATE DEADLINE: Friday 3rd of August (Postmarked)

For more information please go to: www.waterfordfilmfestival.com

 

The Waterford Film Festival is on fundit.ie to try and raise funds for the event. Rewards will be given for donations:

 

Please go to http://www.fundit.ie/project/6th-annual-waterford-film-festival for more information

 

Waterford Film Festival’s main sponsors are Waterford City Council, Concept Web Design, Greyfriars Art Gallery.

 

With support from Fáilte Ireland, Film Ireland,Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, Dooley’s Hotel, Limeleaf, ProductionHub.com, and Waterford Chamber.

 

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Call For: Films and Scripts for Waterford Film Festival

Illustration by Adeline Pericart.

The 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 9th -11th of November 2012 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery and is currently open for submissions. 

The Festival is open to all kinds of film genres up to 20 minutes in length. The Festival is also seeking short screenplays up to 15 pages for un-filmed short films.

Deadlines for submissions are:

Short Films- REGULAR DEADLINE: Monday 16th of July
LATE DEADLINE: Friday 3rd of August

Screenplays – FINAL DEADLINE : Monday 16th of July

For more information please go to: www.waterfordfilmfestival.com

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Call for Entries: 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival

 

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The 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 9th -11th of November 2012 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery and is now open for submissions for films and screenplays!

 

 

 

For the second year in a row we will be focusing exclusively on promoting short films and screenplays, especially independent short films. This will enable the presentation of an increased amount of short films to our always appreciative audience.

 

 

 

The Waterford City Council Award for Best Short Film will be open to both short fiction and documentary films.

 

 

 

In 2011 we saw a high standard of films shown in Waterford and a particularly difficult task of choosing a programme from the hundreds of high quality submissions from filmmakers around the world.

 

 

 

In 2012, will also see the 4th year of the Screenplay competition, 2011 attracted a huge number of excellent submissions, many from first time writers. The Best Screenplay Award will be open to all screenplays for un-filmed short films.

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank once again our core funders, Waterford City Council, and all our sponsors for their continued belief in and support of the festival.

 

 

 

Please go to www.waterfordfilmfestival.com for more details.


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