IRISH FILM FESTA 2022 | Short film submissions are open

Submissions are open for the IRISH FILM FESTA short film competition 2022, taking place in May at the Casa del Cinema in Rome (exact dates to be confirmed).

Rules & Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the competition, films must be under 30 minutes in duration and have an Irish producer, director or writer.

Accepted categories are Fiction (all genres), Documentary, and Animation (all techniques).

Entries must be submitted as an online private screener to

Deadline is March 31st, 2022.
No fee requested. Links to public videos (e.g. YouTube, etc.) will not be accepted.

Guidelines for Selected Films

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

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

• a high-definition copy of the film (required formats: .mp4 or .mkv);

• a timecoded dialogue list (preferred format: .srt) – if the dialogue list will not be provided, the short film shall be deemed ineligible for the competition;

• a brief synopsis and a full-credits list;

• one or more high-resolution stills and promotional clips from the film to be used for the festival website and social media.