Fingal Film Festival is now open for the following film submissions in Animation – Feature – Short – Student – Documentary – Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr – International – 1916 films related.

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The fifth instalment of Fingal Film Festival’s annual event will take place in Movies@swords, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland from 30th Sept – 2nd nd Oct 2016.

“The 2015 event saw bigger screening and workshop attendances and is a fantastic platform for emerging filmmakers from Ireland and abroad” says Liz Kenny, the Festival’s Managing Director.

“Our focus for 2016 is to create a Festival that is diverse in content, offering and interactive experience with filmmakers and cinema goers alike during next year’s event” says Creative Director Dave Byrne, “A challenge I and the team are looking forward to”.

As part of the centenary celebrations in 2016, the festival will be dedicating a slot in the schedule for all subjects relating to the 1916 Rising. Any filmmakers creating content in any of the mediums screened at the festival is encouraged to submit for possible inclusion in the Fingal Film Festival 2016.

The Awards are in nine categories as follows for 2016

  • Best Animation
  • Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr (Prize)
  • Best International Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Student Film (Prize)
  • Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (Prize) (Director/Writer/Producer/DOP – Living in Fingal Area)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Award – (Director/Writer/Producer/DOP/Journalist) This award will be given to any filmmaker who breaks new ground in any of the categories or creates a new way of storytelling.

Deadline for all Films – June 30th 2016 at 3 p.m.


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