IRISH FILM FESTA 2024 | Call for Entries: Short Film Competition

Submissions are open for the IRISH FILM FESTA short film competition, taking place in Spring 2024 at the Casa del Cinema in Rome.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until January 10th.

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 exclusively through FilmFreeway.
Deadline is January 10th, 2024. No fee requested.

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.

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

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

Next year’s festival events are expected to be held both in-person and online, and IRISH FILM FESTA is aiming to make the short film selection available to stream on the IFI International platform. The content will be geo-blocked (Italy only). The participation in the IFF short film competition implies granting rights to screen the film in-person and online.