We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films. Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival celebrates the artistic, educational and historical importance of short films and music. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking.
DISFMF is the largest independent short film festival in Ireland, in 2019 we are celebrating the 8th anniversary.
In 2018 we screened 116 short films from all over the world, the festival has brought established, emerging and award-winning filmmakers to the public attention.
DISFMF is conducted from the independent film maker point of view.
Director and producer from each film selected will benefit free entry to all the venues and screenings.
All kinds of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Animation, Art-house, Black Comedy, Children/Family, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical, Melodrama, Crime & Gangster, Biopics, Film-Noir, Road Films, Super-Heroes, Super-Natural, Mockumentary, Independent, Music Video, Musical, Reality, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Silent, Sport, Student, Thriller/Suspanse, TV, and more

o Best International Short Film
o Best Director
o Best Script
o Best Music Video
o Best Cinematography
o Best Comedy
o Best Animation
o Best Sound Design
o Best Score/Music
o Best Student
o Best Irish Short
o Best Actor
o Best Actress
o Best Documentary

The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: You hereby grant the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2019 Festival if the film is selected. You represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. You further represent that you are authorised to submit the above-referenced film. Additionally, you indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fees arising out of or in connection with third parties in regard to the screening of the film mentioned above.
General Rules 2019
Festival Dates 4th-6th October 2019
Films that have been produced after 1 January 2015
All kinds of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Animation, Art-house, Black Comedy, Children/Family, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical, Melodrama, Crime & Gangster, Biopics, Film-Noir, Road Films, Super-Heroes, Super-Natural, Mockumentary, Independent, Music Video, Musical, Reality, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Silent, Sport, Student, Thriller/Suspanse, TV, and more.
Projects may originate anywhere in the world, but either the dialogue OR the subtitles must be in English.
No premiere requirements.
All filmmakers pay the same entry fee. No student discounts or waivers. All entry fees are non-refundable.
We will accept films of nearly every type and style, such as music videos, documentaries, horror, comedy, etc , with the following restrictions: No unfinished, in-progress, or rough cut projects will be accepted by our judges.
We will accept ONE VERSION of your entry only. We will NOT accept "updated" cuts such as "new sound mix", "new effects added", etc.
Entries must be received by 30 August 2019
Entries should not exceed 35 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don't last for more than 1 extra minute.
I agree that DISFMF can do up to 2 screening during the festival.
The Festival may use excerpts from competition films (up to 10% of the length of the film, but no more than three minutes) to promote the Festival on television and the Internet.
The number of entries by one author is not limited.
Films that promote violence, race, and religion or gender discrimination or contain explicit drug advertisement are barred from the Festival programme.
A film that has been applied cannot be withdrawn from the festival, unless the Festival management decides otherwise.
Screening copy: MP4 or MOV in h264 codec.
ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS!

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  • kate doyle

    Was delighted to be chosen for this years festival, had a lovely time there and everyone so helpful and kind, thanks to everyone concerned. Great films shown. Especially loved Lifeboat.

    October 2018
  • Alexander Kuribayashi

    DISFMF Provides a fantastic opportunity to those who love film from all around the world! It was such a dream to see an audience react to my music video, Breaking Minds. Florian is a charming host who has a clear passion for the festival. It was wonderful to see such a high standard this year and I'm really excited already about next year's selection!

    October 2018
  • Was thrilled to be included in this festival amongst so many wonderful films. Very well organized and welcoming. Looking forward to entering another film next year!

    October 2018
  • Fantastic festival and very important in promoting short film as an art form in it's own right. The standard and quality was exceptionally high this year, and it was great to get my film shown in Cineworld. The sugar club also makes for a classy final day and award ceremony. Florian is a very amusing host too and really cares about the films he is showing. Will definitely be attending next year!

    October 2018
  • Emmet Kelly

    This is truly a remarkable film festival. So many amazing film makers with amazing screenings at the biggest cinema in dublin. Florian and his team were exceptionally good to all of us. They're incredibly friendly and professional. Already cant wait for next year.

    October 2018