Irish Film Festa

#Festival: Irish Film Festa 2017 opens submissions for Irish shorts

The 10th edition of Irish Film Festa, which will take place in March 2017, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland.

In order to be eligible for Irish Film Festa competition, films must be under 30 minutes in length and produced or co-produced in Ireland. Accepted categories are Live Action, Documentary, Animation.

Entries must be submitted as an online screener link to or as a DVD to

Associazione Culturale ARCHIMEDIA
via Segesta 16
00179 Roma (Italia)

Deadline is December 20th, 2016. No fee requested. DVDs sent by post will not be returned.

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

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

  • a high-definition copy of the film (Digibeta/DCP/DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • a timecoded dialogue list
  • a high-resolution still from the film to be used for the festival catalogue

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

Irish Film Festa, founded and directed by Susanna Pellis, is produced by the cultural association Archimedia; with the support of Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute, the Irish Film Board, Tourism Ireland; and the patronage of Ireland’s Embassy in Italy.

For more information check out the festival website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or YouTube.

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