IndieCork is Ireland's premiere festival of international independent film, in particular short films; we screen all genres though - including features, documentaries, mixed media and cross-platform. We welcome drama, narrative, animation, experimental, music / dance / poetry film, and everything in between!

We support emerging, independent film and we are Ireland's largest festival for shorts. We focus on the independent filmmaker, believing this is the most creative and interesting, and our festival offers a rewarding experience, for both filmmaker and audience.

IndieCork is organised by a team with over 30 years experience in film programming and exhibition.

Note for Irish filmmakers:
*When you enter your film to IndieCork, your film is automatically considered by the Green Ray Irish Film Agency. This sister company, represents Irish films internationally, at film festivals and film events, check out

Awards & Prizes

Best International Short Film
Best Irish Short Film
Spirit of IndieCork award
Ó'Bhéal Poetry Film award

Rules & Terms

Rules and Regulations for Entries

Rules and Regulations for Entries
The festival takes place October 7th to 14th 2018.
Entry deadline is July 20th 2018.
1. Entry Requirements
Films should be recent productions. For the purposes of the Short Film Competitions only films completed since October 1st 2016 are eligible.
Films must be Cork premieres please.
Any screenings in Ireland before IndieCork, must be listed on the entry form, so that we are aware of the screening history of your film in Ireland.
We welcome short films, documentaries and independent features. All genres are welcome including animation and experimental films.
Films of all lengths are welcome. For the purposes of the Short Film Competitions, only films of 30 minutes or under are eligible for competition.
2. Preview Screeners
Films may be submitted for pre-selection through online screening formats such as Vimeo or as DVDs which should be sent to our postal address.
3. Entry Procedure and Selection
The deadline for entry is July 20th 2018. To ensure that your film will be considered we advise entering as soon as possible and before the deadline, as late entries will not be accepted.
*Selected films will be notified at the end August and you will be asked to provide suitable film images for publication, plus technical information, and confirmation of the screening format.
*Please note that by entering your film to IndieCork we take it on your good faith, that should your film be selected, it is available to screen with us. Therefore we do not accept late withdrawal of films from the festival on the basis of other festivals selection or requests. Thank you for your understanding.
4. Screening Copies
We request all films to be delivered on DCP.
Technical requirements will be communicated upon selection.
Films not in the English language must be available with English subtitles.
5. Shipping of screening copies to IndieCork
Screening copies must arrive to our office, either digitally or hard copy no later than September 7th 2018. This is important as all copies must be checked in advance of screening.
The cost of inbound copies of films must be borne by the print source.
Screening copies that are not digital files will be returned to the shipper by IndieCork within two weeks of the screening date.
IndieCork will bear responsibility for outbound shipping only.
6. Promotional Material
Participation at IndieCork implies giving the festival permission to use promotional clips of the material up to 10% of the overall running time. Clips will be used in the context of the promotion of the festival and the film itself only.
7. Charges
We charge an Entry Fee of €10 for short film and €15 per feature and documentary (over 30 mins). If multiple films are being submitted, e.g. by a national film agency or film school, please contact us at so that we can advise on a non-prohibitive rate.Please note that IndieCork does not pay screening fees for films submitted to us.

If you need clarification on any of the above, please contact us at We are happy to discuss :)

5 Reviews

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    Mia Mullarkey

    Great film festival, very supportive of filmmakers.

    December 2017
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    Anna Nugent

    Great festival with high quality work! Well done to the whole team!!

    October 2017
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    Patrick O'Shea

    What a great festival of true Independent Films and Film makers! I have screened a number of shorts and one feature doc at IndieCork and the quality of the screenings are top notch in a cinema setting, the staff are so friendly and it is a great place to meet other film makers and film fans. Highly recommended!

    October 2017
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    Nathan Erasmus

    A great festival for fans and filmmakers of independent film in the best city in Ireland. Thanks for making us feel welcome, we had a ball.

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Nathan!
    glad you enjoyed the festival, and thanks for participating.

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    Michael Daly

    A wonderful showcase for Independent Cinema!

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Michael!
    Glad to see you liked the festival, and hope to welcome you again to IndieCork sometime.