As the dust settles on the 2015 event, Fingal Film Festival announces the opening of submissions for 2016.
The end of this year sees the beginning of the submission process for the fifth instalment of the annual Fingal Film Festival, which will take place in the month of September 2016.
Riding high from a successful 2015 event, the Festival team are preparing for what promises to be the best year so far with bigger awards, a host of amazing guest speakers and a load of other surprises that will be announced, as the team roll out its full schedule over the next six months.
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,” says Liz Kenny, the Managing Director of the festival.
“Our focus for 2016 is to create a Festival that is diverse in content, offering and interactive experience with filmmakers and cinemagoers alike during next year’s event”, says Creative Director Dave Byrne. “A challenge I and the team are looking forward to,” he continues.
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 are strongly encouraged to submit for possible inclusion in the 2016 Fingal Film Festival.
Submissions for the 2016 event open this December. The categories are as follows:
– Irish Language
– International Films
– Short Films
– Feature Films
– Student Films
– Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (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.
Lead image © Laura Lee Moreau; all other images courtesy Fingal Film Festival