Fingal Film Festival returns for its fifth edition this September and October, and the organisers are looking for film submissions for the event.

Fingal Film Festival has recently announced that it is now open for film submissions in the following categories – Animation, Feature, Short, Student, Documentary, Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr, International, and 1916-related films.

Liz Kenny, the Festivals Managing Director, says “The 2015 event saw bigger screening and workshop attendances, proving that the Fingal Film Festival is the best Independent Festival to have your work seen by large audiences and is a fantastic platform for emerging filmmakers from Ireland and abroad.”

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”.

Fingal Film Fest 2016 poster
As part of the centenary celebrations in 2016, the festival is also dedicating a slot in the schedule for 1916 Rising related submissions. 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.

There are  nine awards 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.

The fifth instalment of the Fingal Film Festival will take place in Movies@swords at the Pavilions Centre in Swords, running from 30th September to 2nd October 2016. The deadline for all submissions is midnight on Saturday the 30th June, 2016.

fingal film fest skatepark
Fingal Film Festival
Pavilions Centre
Co. Dublin


the thin grey line

Lead image © Maksym Yemelyanov; all other images courtesy Fingal Film Festival

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