Short Film submissions open for 2016 Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival have opened their doors to Short Film Submissions for the 2016 Festival. Shorts will join the Feature Films and Documentary categories on Film Freeway, where full details can be found on how to submit.

The festival has announced that Sarah Ahern and Liam Ryan will renew their roles within the Festival as Projects Manager and Production Manager. This year they will also be collaborating on the Shorts Programme to build on this expanding and dynamic area of the festival and to help bring exciting emerging talent to audiences at DIFF 2016.


Submissions are open in the following categories:

Features & Documentaries

(Over 60mins in length, Irish Premieres only)

РAugust 31, 2015 РRegular Deadline – $35 USD

РSeptember 30, 2015 РLate Deadline – $55 USD

РOctober 31st, 2015 – Closing Date

РJanuary 6th, 2016 – Notification Date

Short Films

(Under 30mins in length, Dublin Premieres only)

Р6th August, 2015 – Short Film Submissions Open – $25 USD For Entry

Р31st October, 2015 – Closing Date

РJanuary 6th, 2016 – Notification Date

Established in 2003, DIFF has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film Festival and takes place in Ireland’s capital city over the course of eleven days each Spring. At the Festival‚Äôs heart are its audiences, international cinema, exciting new Irish cinema, a retrospective selection, a screenwriting focus and its platform for Q&As and panels at DIFF‚Äôs Behind the Scenes events.

DIFF 2016 takes place from the 18th-28th February. Visit for more information.

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