Ennis International Fantastic Film Fest (EIFF) is the FIRST ‘ film festival in the ‘Fantastic’ Genre in Ireland. The ‘fantastic’ genre covers, Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi films. The priority for this festival is to deliver the best possible event for the film community, creative team, audience and local community. The aim is that in the next 3-5 years, EnnisFest will be a ‘go to’ festival for the audience and will have the support of community organisations, funders and stakeholders.

EnnisFest will provide industry led panel discussions and film screenings for local and international films with location scouting tours and networking events.

The inaugural festival will present:

- Selected screening programme of short and feature films
- In conversation events and Q&A discussions
- Workshops with industry professionals
- An awards ceremony to close the festival
- Networking opportunities for film makers and audience

Ennis is a vibrant town in the west of Ireland with transport links to National and International destinations.  

Best Feature Film
Best Irish Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Student Film Award
Jury Special Mention Award

1. Short films must not run longer than 30 minutes including titles and credits. Feature films must be over 60 minutes long including titles and credits.

2. Only films submitted through FilmFreeway can be considered by the festival. Applications should include a brief synopsis (20-30 words) and two high res images.

3. All submissions must be in the Fantastic film genre, horror, suspense, science fiction or fantasy

4. The festival does not pay screening fees for any of the films submitted or selected.

5. Submission Deadline July 31st, 2023. All films must be submitted in final form and ready for screening.

6. Film Submission: EARLY BIRD - April 1st, 2023

7.Films completed after 2021 is our preference but the festival will consider films made before this date. Email us in advance of submission if your film was completed pre 2021.

8. Student films must have a valid Student I.D. to avail of the reduced fee.

9. If the film is not in the English language it must have English subtitles.

10. Music and image rights must be cleared for all films.

11. Selected submissions extracts can be included in all promotional material and publicity. (Extracts limited to and not exceeding 1 min)

12. Entry fees are non-refundable.

13.By submitting to the festival you are accepting all the festival regulations and procedures.

14. Decisions of the festival Jury and Judges is final.

15. The festival will liaise with the filmmaker regarding screening formats after final decisions have been taken

16. Selected finalists will be individually notified and a list will be on the website and social media platforms We regret we cannot provide individual feedback on your submission.

17. The festival does not issue waivers, please do not email the festival asking for waivers.

Overall Rating
  • Aaron Cleary

    The film festival was fantastic from start to finish. Unfortunately I could not attend the event but I was kept up to date via Instagram and received a lovely message regarding my short going down well with the audience!
    Great communication and congratulations on your first year running, many more to come !

    November 2022
  • Garry Walsh

    Darren and the whole team at Ennis were a pleasure to deal with throughout. They've started an amazing festival and we can't wait to get another of our projects screend with them in the future.

    November 2022
  • Mathilde Rey

    So proud to have my movie screened and rewarded by this festival composed of amazing people with amazing purposes.
    Very welcoming with a good sens of communication and beautiful values.

    November 2022
  • Jason Branagan

    Darren and the entire EIFF ran an incredible first edition. The programme was great and they ran excellent industry events! I was delighted to screen at the festival and hope to be back in the future!

    November 2022
  • Kevin ó Flatharta

    The Festival was excellent. Great selection of films, lots of opportunities for networking in facilitated workshops and informally. Film makers were well looked after. Combine this with a great venue, a great atmosphere and it ensured a wonderful experience. Well done to Darren, Margaret, Siobhán and all the team.

    November 2022