Disappear Here Film Festival 2017
The Disappear Here Film Festival is a first of its kind in Donegal, Ireland. The inaugural DHFF is a 3 day festival taking place in Ballyliffin, Co Donegal from (Culture Night) Friday 22nd September 2017.

The Disappear Here Film Festival will take place in a series of unique locations 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.
In the digital age, as society is bombarded with micro-media via the internet and attention spans are dwindling, we are offering a format tailored for the YouTube generation.

Over the weekend films will be screened in a specially constructed 100 seat cinema in the Ballyliffin Hotel, a mobile cinema in the church car park, & a secret cinema in a magical venue TBA

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

Awards & Prizes

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.

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 Actor/Actress
•The Spirit of the Festival Award (For emerging Filmmakers)

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

Rules & Terms


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

Feature film submissions MUST, however, have been produced in IRELAND or the UNITED KINGDOM since January 2014.

All shorts must have a running time of less than 20 minutes.

Feature and Documentary submissions can be no longer than 110mins 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.

10 Reviews

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    Itai Guberman

    Great festival! Very professional and great value. Thank you for appreciating our work and selecting "Ivy" to participate. We look forward to submitting future projects to Disappear Here FF and should we be successful, we hope to actually attend in future :)

    November 2017
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    Kevin Lam

    Very fun and well organized film festival. Had a lot of fun

    October 2017
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    Sinéad O'Loughlin

    Unfortunately could not attend as I was away but the festival were great at communicating with us and hand delivered the award our actor won. Thank you Disappear Here, I will definitely be entering again and attending!

    October 2017
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    Mia Mullarkey

    Although I could not attend I was delighted to have a film screened at the event. Communication was very good and I heard afterward that people really enjoyed the festival.

    October 2017
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    Adam O' Byrne

    Brilliant festival, delighted that our debut film 'Devil Among Us' was screened and glad it seemed to receive a good reception. Would have no problem recommending and re-entering the festival.

    October 2017