* We may have to go online this year due to Covid-19. It may become a HYBRID festival with a mixture of physical and online screenings. Or it may be online completely. If you are still happy to submit your films, great! We would love to watch them! If not, no worries! and maybe see you next year! *​

WELCOME TO THE DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL DICFF!!!

WE ARE THE HOME OF COMEDY FILMS HERE IN THE HEART OF DUBLIN CITY CENTRE, IRELAND.

BASED AT THE BEAUTIFUL GENERATOR INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL ON SMITHFIELD SQUARE, WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE THE MOST COMFORTABLE & FUN TIME VIEWING YOUR OWN & OTHER FILMMAKERS COMEDIC WORKS OF GENIUS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE!

​DICFF WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3RD & 4TH 2021 AT THE GENERATOR HOSTEL CINEMA

ALONG WITH SOME GREAT FILMS, WE WILL HAVE STAND-UP COMEDIANS FROM DUBLIN PERFORMING EVERY NIGHT AND AN AWARDS CEREMONY ON THE LAST NIGHT DECEMBER 4TH.

DICFF is about celebrating comedy in film.
So often comedy is overlooked in favour of drama. Drama is in fact easier to write, direct and perform.
Comedy is much more difficult and you know if you've succeeded or failed by how many laughs you get!
So, DICFF is here to ensure comedy gets it's due. We want to support our comedic storytellers and celebrate your craft.

THE ELAINE MAY & RICHARD PRYOR BEST OF FEST AWARD

(This award is decided well before the fest kicks off. It is a film that is HILARIOUS & has been built from the ground up by a filmmaker we admire greatly.)

THE MAEVE HIGGINS AWARD FOR BEST IRISH FEATURE

THE FRENCH & SAUNDERS AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

THE DEIRDRE O'KANE AWARD FOR SPECIAL MENTION

​THE AISLING BEA AWARD FOR BEST IRISH SHORT FILM

THE SEINFELD AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

THE LUCILLE BALL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR MALE & FEMALE

THE LARRY DAVID AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MALE & FEMALE

THE MICHAELA COEL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION

THE FLEABAG AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

THE MELISSA MCCARTHY AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR

THE DAVE CHAPELLE AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN

THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN AWARD FOR BEST COMPOSER

THE AMY & TINA AWARD FOR BEST EDITOR

THE SHARON HORGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE MARIA BAMFORD AWARD FOR BEST IRISH WEB-SERIES

THE CHRIS ROCK AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL WEB-SERIES

THE AMY SCHUMER AWARD FOR BEST IRISH SKETCH

​THE WHOOPI GOLDBERG AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SKETCH

RULES
Thank you for submitting your film or screenplay (SUBMISSION) to the Dublin International Comedy Film Festival (DICFF). We are excited to review your work.

IT HARDLY NEEDS STATING BUT FILMS MUST BE FUNNY

​FILMS MADE AFTER JAN 2017 MAY APPLY

SHORT FILMS NO LONGER THAN 20 MINS.

By submitting your SUBMISSION to DICFF you agree to the following:

(1) Submitting a SUBMISSION does not guarantee inclusion in the DICFF, and the selection committee has sole discretion to determine which SUBMISSIONS are selected for participation in the DICFF;

(2) If your SUBMISSION is selected for the DICFF, you will allow DICFF to use any part of the SUBMISSION for promotional purposes before, during and after the DICFF, and the right to present your SUBMISSION as part of the DICFF.

(3) DICFF does not compensate for any costs associated with the production of the SUBMISSION, or travel costs associated with attending the DICFF;

(4) DICFF reserves the right to schedule accepted SUBMISSIONS and to make any changes at any time, and may withdraw any SUBMISSION from the DICFF at any time for any reason;

(5) All film SUBMISSIONS must be online screeners only.

(6) All film SUBMISSIONS that are selected to screen at the DICFF must be digital. To ensure best quality at the screening, digital versions are best.

(7) Filmmakers and screenwriters are solely responsible to ensure all deadlines are adhered to, and shall hold DICFF harmless for any delays or technical difficulties whatsoever;

(8) Filmmakers and screenwriters warrant that all work is original and that all rights have been secured;

(9) Filmmakers and screenwriters shall indemnify and hold harmless the Dublin International Comedy Film Festival and all its agents from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages incurred in any way due to any and all claims.

(10) Awards will be presented in categories identified by DICFF and judging will be done by the judging committee; with the exception of awards for Best of Festival, which will be based on audience votes. DICFF reserves the right to rescind any award for any reason.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • INCREDIBLE festival. Easily the best comedy film festival out there. Not just creating a festival but also a community. Despite last year being restricted to online due to covid, Mo and DICFF managed to run an utterly brilliant online event and connect people from all over the world who are still in regular contact today. It's a testament to DICFF that everyone made so many friends from this event while being in our own homes! Can't wait for this year's event to hang out with everyone in person!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Paul & James Longley !! We bloody love you guys!! Comic geniuses both!!! Can't wait to see you guys this year!! Loadsa love, Mo and DICFF team X**

  • Gerard Faherty

    Absolutely loved this festival. It managed to generate a great community atmosphere despite it all being online. Looking forward to more, a great start to a festival

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Gerard! You are a gentleman!! and a talented gentleman at that!! Thank you so much!! Please send us your work this year!! And come to our fest!! Pints and craic to be had! X**

  • Proud to be selected for the official selection, for the film "That thing between us".
    That was great. . Thanks so much!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Dave!! We LOVED your film!! Please send us more work this year!! And come to Dublin!!! Love to have you at your fest!!
    X**

  • Sarah Barr

    Fantastic work in very challenging circumstances!

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Sarah!! And for your fab film!! We love your work!! X**

  • Helena Clarke

    Amazing festival with great content and an incredible atmosphere

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Helena!! Having you and your work at our festival was such a boon for us!! You are a mighty talent! X**