We showcase Irish films and films by Ireland-based filmmakers. The four-day Festival is based at the Washington DC American Film Institute's Silver Theatre & Cultural Center (Silver Spring MD). We are supported by Culture Ireland and work closely with the Irish Film Institute and ScreenIreland.

The Festival also enjoys sponsorships from the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

The Festival collects feedback and ratings for each film in order to announce the "Audience Favorite" in both feature and short film categories.

Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival accepts submissions of features, documentaries, shorts, and animations, from Ireland-based filmmakers.
CIFF accepts submissions in both English and Irish (with English subtitles provided).

Submissions are open from August through November 15, 2021.
We can screen from Vimeo or YouTube formats but will require DCP format for those films selected for inclusion in the Festival.

All images submitted to help promote the film will be available for the Festival to reproduce in advertising and Festival programs without payment to submitters or any partners involved in production of such images.