The Fingal Film Festival was launched in 2012. The festival offers a platform encouraging and promoting the work of the local film community and helps both national and international emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals.

The festival provides workshops, training programmes and screenings of independent films from new emerging filmmakers, both nationally and internationally throughout the annual event.

At least 15% of our festival schedule is dedicated to foreign films and 10% to Irish language films (Scannáin na Gaeilge). This broadens the film culture experience to all who attend. The Fingal Film Festival is a team of people who work effortlessly to deliver a quality service to emerging filmmakers. Go to our website to subscribe for updates and more information www.fingalfilmfest.com

Fingal Film Festival submissions are open from now until 30th June 2017. Each entry needs to fill out a submission form and pay the fee submission payment of either €15 or $20 per entry. Payments can be made online or by postal cheque with submission form. To find out more or to submit your film online via our website at www.fingalfilmfest.com/2017-submissions/

Festival Dates 11th August - 12th August 2017 - Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland.

Now in it’s sixth year, the festival has gone from strength to strength, connecting emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world. Emerging and established filmmakers alike can submit their shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films to the festival. Those selected will be in the running for the nine prestigious awards announced on the closing night.

The Fingal Film Festival 2017 is now open for the following film submissions in these nine categories:
Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr (Irish language film)
Fingal Newcomer
Outstanding Achievement in Media

Please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com for a submission form.

Commenting on the submissions process, Festival Director Liz Kenny said:
“The increase in the quality and quantity of submissions to the festival year on year has been outstanding. We are very excited about this year’s festival and the opportunity to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film in our unique festival setting."

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Fingal Film Festival Winners of the Fingal Community Award in the Arts and
Culture Category 2013 Ireland

The Awards categories are:

Best Animation
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Documentary
Scannáin Gaeilge Is Fearr (Best Irish Language Film)
Best Fingal Newcomer
Best International Film and Outstanding Achievement in Media Award.

Deadline for submissions is June 30th 2017, for more information see www.fingalfilmfest.com .


Please label submissions clearly with film title, category, contact name, mobile, duration and email address.
There is a submission fee of €15.00 euro ($20.00) per film. All must be paid with submission form. You can download a submission form or submit your film online here on our website www.fingalfilmfest.com/2017-submissions/

Publicity Materials:
Permission for the Fingal Film Festival to use an excerpt from any accepted form, for promotional purposes, is considered granted unless otherwise noted.
All film submissions are non-returnable, so please do not send original materials.
If a film is accepted, filmmakers will be responsible for delivering their exhibition materials to and from festival venues. The festival does not accept any costs for transport or mailing.
The Fingal Film Festival is not liable for exhibition materials which are lost or damaged.
The Fingal Film Festival unfortunately cannot provide room, board or travel for filmmakers.
Filmmakers must have all clearances including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown and must have authorized permission.
Filmmakers remain entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film.
Submission Format: By Post Films must be submitted on DVD and should be clearly labelled with the title, duration, mobile, contact email.
Submitted copies will not be returned due to the high volume of entries received.
Please do not submit multiple works on the same DVD.
Fingal Film Festival runs on an extremely limited budget. We regret that owing to the large number of submissions we receive, we must charge a small submission fee to cover our administrative costs of €15.00 per film or $20.00 per film.
Student Groups and Organisations can avail of our discount for over 10 films submitted at one time from one group or organisation. Please contact by email if you require any further information: info@fingalfilmfest.com
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DCP, Blu-Ray or DVD will be requested.
Foreign language films must be subtitled in English when submitting.
All Irish language short films submitted in 2017 must have English subtitles.
All screenings during the Festival period will take place at the discretion of the Festival. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised schedule at any time for any reason and will not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of such changes. No film may be withdrawn from the Fingal Film Festival programme after its selection/participation has been confirmed without the prior agreement of Fingal Film Festival.

Your film MUST meet these conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Megan Murphy

    Great festival! Wonderful people, supportive energy - all around fantastic experience. Keith and his team were fabulous to deal with. Thank you for programming us!

    October 2016
  • This festival is excellent. Really well run and so friendly. The films were of an extremely high standard and it was an honour to be a part of it. We'll definitely be going back next year!

    October 2016
  • Fernando Otero

    Fantastic festival. Very friendly, professional and dedicated organizers. It was an absolute honor and pleasure being part of the festival. We totally recommend it.

    October 2016
  • Greig Stevens

    Top-notch festival held in one of the best cinemas in the country, run by a team of dedicated staff with a passion for cinema. Thoroughly recommended!

    October 2016
  • MT Garvey

    Fingal Film Festival was an absolute pleasure to be part of. Communication with festival programme co ordinator Keith Brocklebank was a delight.

    It's pretty clear that Fingal's dedicated staff and volunteers love films as much as the filmmakers submitting them. Without reservation, I highly recommend submitting to Fingal, it's a festival that will no doubt grow each year.

    Mar Garvey, producer Atlantic 2016 festival.

    October 2016