Disappear Here Film Festival 2019
The Disappear Here Film Festival returns for a third year to Donegal, Ireland. The DHFF is a 3 day festival taking place in Ballyliffin, Co Donegal from Friday 27th September 2019.

The Disappear Here Film Festival will take place in a series of unique locations on the Wild Atlantic Way, in and around the picturesque village of Ballyliffin, Co Donegal. From short animated films for kids, to scary midnight movies for the young at heart - The Disappear Here Film Festival promises you a weekend of entertainment, utterly unmissable and unforgettable. The Festival will have a high concentration of shorts but includes an outstanding mix of features and documentaries, music videos and animations.

Over the weekend films will be screened in specially constructed cinemas in the village of Ballyliffin.

Our versatile programme will include screenings, talks, educational workshops and a host of entertainment events through which we will provide a unique festival experience.

There will be a variety of awards for selected films across the weekend, including Best short, Best Music Video, Best Actor and Best Student Film. In 2018, we added two new award categories, namely our Environmental Awareness Award that rewards films that raise awareness of sustainability & preservation of our planet/environment. The second is our Human Rights & Social Change Award, for films that highlight issues from International human rights abuses, to advancing equality and social acceptance for the LGBT community.
The Disappear Here Film Festival will make the following awards:

• Best Live Action Short Film (Ireland)
• Best Live Action Short Film (International)
• Best Music Video
• Best Student Film
• Best Documentary
• Best Actor/Actress
• The Northern Exposure Award (For emerging Filmmakers*)
• Environmental Awareness Award
• Human Rights & Social Change Award

*We will offer a EUR 500.00 Bursary to a selected new emerging talent.


This is a film festival for feature films, shorts, documentaries, animation, student films and music videos, and work submitted must have been produced since January 2014.

All shorts must have a running time of less than 25 minutes.

Feature and Documentary submissions can be no longer than 120mins in length.

Non-English language films
To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.

How to send your film
Please submit your film via the online submission platforms.

The Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for screening during the Festival. Unfortunately, the Festival cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.


The Disappear Here Film Festival is hereby granted the right to use any film or video submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival or for promoting the Festival.

The individual or corporation submitting hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film or video for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Entry to the Festival implies that the entrant has the right to do so, has pre-cleared all materials that comprise the film, and is an authorised representative of the team that holds the intellectual property in the film.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless 'The Disappear Here Film Festival' from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Pete Mac

    Our video was screened and nominated for best music video at this festival. Well worth making the trip up from Cork combining it with a nice break in Donegal. Festival was run well with awards issued in every category including music video. The organizers are welcoming and helpful. The mobile cinema where our video was screened was awesome and the glass award we received is very much appreciated.

    October 2018
  • Mark McAuley

    Brilliant festival. Really enjoyed the experience.

    October 2018
  • Eamonn McFadden

    Excellent event in a wonderful location. Great opportunity to showcase work from the region as well as some stunning films from all over the world. A really fun festival that I would highly recommend.

    October 2018
  • Caroline Farrell

    Although I was unable to attend the festival, I followed evens on social media and the feedback from people who attended has been magnificent. A quality festival, I was proud to have my film selected to screen there.

    October 2018
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my music video "A House by the sea" at this beautiful Festival.

    October 2018