Irish Film Festival, Boston is extending its regular Call for Entries deadline for the 18th annual Irish Film Festival to December 10th, 2017. Due to several requests from filmmakers, the festival organizers have agreed to leave the regular entry deadline open for one more week. Voted one of the top twenty coolest film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine, the film festival takes place from March 22nd to 25th, 2018, in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. Discounts for Irish Film and Television Academy members are available. Full details can be found at www.irishfilmfestival.com Entries are only accepted through www.filmfreeway.com
Entries are invited in the following categories: Feature Film – Live action and/or Animated; Documentary – Feature Doc; Short Film – Live Action Short, Documentary Short or Animated Short. The festival will also play host to the 2018 BIFF Awards, offering prizes in the following categories: The Breakthrough Feature Award which honors those filmmakers whose feature films represent the Best of Ireland and the Irish on Screen; the Global Vision Documentary category which awards work that challenges, highlights or explores global issues with a unique Irish gaze; Most Inspiring Short Film which awards a piece of work that recognizes an up and coming Irish Filmmaker.
Winners in each category will receive flight and accommodation to attend the event, as well as various other prizes awarded by festival partners and sponsors. Awards will be presented during the festival following a special screening of the winning films, press opportunities and meetings with industry professionals. Filmmakers will also be asked to sit on a panel discussion, which will be free and open to the public.