Now in it's seventh year, IndieCork is Ireland's premiere festival of independent film. We are the largest festival for shorts in Ireland and also screen documentaries and indie features.

The Irish Times cited our last edition as "cultural event of the week".

We welcome films of all genres: drama, animation, experimental, poetry film, horror, etc.

For those who attend our festival IndieCork offers a rich and rewarding experience, with engaged and supportive audiences and a lively social programme.

IndieCork is organised by a team with over 30 years experience in film programming and exhibition. We are Ireland's only festival in shared ownership. We are a Co-operative and our Members own the company. Membership is open to all.

In 2019, we are delighted to add to our list of awards:
art(ist)FILM - National Student and Graduate Artist Film Award

(For full details please read our guidelines)

Best International Short Film
Best Irish Short Film
'Creative Cork' award
'Spirit of IndieCork' award
art(ist)FILM - National Student and Graduate Artist Film award
Ó'Bhéal Poetry Film award

Rules and Regulations for Entries
(* n.b. please scroll down under general rules, to see separate rules for the art(ist)FILM - National Student and Graduate Artist Film Award)

Rules and Regulations for Entries
The festival takes place October 6th to 13th 2019.
Regular entry deadline is July 12th 2019.
Late entry deadline is August 1st 2019.
1. Entry Requirements
Films should be recent productions. For the purposes of the Short Film Competitions only films completed since October 1st 2017 are eligible.
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
We advise entrants to make the first (cheaper) deadline of July 12th. Some late entries will be accepted up to August 1st, but a limited number.
*Selected films will be notified in early September 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, we take it on your good faith, that should your film be selected, you will honour the screening at our festival. 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
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 in good time. 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 three 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 reasonable entry fees to allow us employ skilled film professionals to select films. If multiple films are being submitted, e.g. by a film agency or film school, please contact us at info@indiecork.com 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 info@indiecork.com. We are happy to discuss :)
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Rules and Regulations for:

art(ist)FILM - National Student and Graduate Artist Film Award

IndieCork Film Festival and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT Arts Office, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, and CIT Cork School of Music) are excited to announce the second edition of art(ist)FILM - a new partnership between Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and IndieCork Film Festival to present moving image works by student and graduate artists as part of the IndieCork Film Festival in October.

IndieCork Film Festival has become synonymous with the presentation of experimental and interdisciplinary film, music, and visual art. It shares CIT’s strong local and national focus, and emphasis on the development of the individual voice within a community of practice.

art(ist)FILM will offer a platform for screenings and discussion in a variety of contexts and venues. Films are selected through an open application process. By bringing together students, graduates, experienced professionals, and supportive audiences, art(ist)FILM aims to highlight and foster the artistic and professional development of a new generation working with the moving image.

1. Entry is open to those who are enrolled in or have graduated from a third level college on the island of Ireland in the last 5 years (since 2014).
2. Entry fee is €10 for films entered by July 12th 2019 and €15 for late entry by August 1st 2019. Shortlisting will commence from July 12th, so we encourage entrants to make the first deadline. Late entries will be accepted up to August 1st.
3. Films should be short, a maximum of 20 minutes.
4. Films completed since April 1st 2017 are eligible.
5. Films may be submitted for pre-selection through FilmFreeway.com
6. Selected films will be notified in early September. We will supply you with technical information on the screening format.
7. Sort-listed films will screen at two semi-finalist screenings at the Rory Gallagher Theatre in CIT. Finalists will screen in a dedicated programme in the Gate Cinema in Cork City. Screenings will take place during IndieCork festival week.
8. The winning film will be announced on Sunday October 13th at the closing awards of the IndieCork Film Festival.
9. Films not in the English language must be supplied with English subtitles.
10. Delivery of screening copies to IndieCork it must arrive to us in good time. This is important as all copies must be checked in advance of screenings.
11. The cost of inbound copies of films must be borne by the print source.
12. Screening copies that are not digital files will be returned to the shipper by IndieCork within three weeks of the screening date. IndieCork will bear responsibility for outbound shipping only.
13. 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.

If you have any queries contact us at info@indiecork.com.

Overall Rating
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  • Sarah Ingersoll

    A great festival with lots of talks, events, workshops and opportunities to meet fellow filmmakers. The people behind IndieCork genuinely champion indie filmmakers and they put on a cracking festival. All the screenings were packed! Can't wait to return.

    January 2019
  • Anna Stoltzmann

    Thank you so much IndieCork for including our film! I unfortunately couldn't be there for the screening, but was told My Head on the Mountain was well received. It marked our International Premiere and I am so happy that it got to be at your festival! Hopefully see you next year!

    November 2018
  • Amy-Joyce Hastings

    This was my first year attending IndieCork and I'll definitely be submitting again. Great event, and very encouraging to participating filmmakers.

    November 2018
  • Roisin Kearney

    Fantastic festival with really good personal communication. Very supportive environment.

    October 2018
  • Rik Gordon

    Was honoured to have my short The Wake selected as part of the inaugural Irish horror shorts programme. The venue was unique and there was a big audience for the screenings. All the filmmakers were introduced which put a face to the films. I was only able to make it down on the day of the screening unfortunately but would have loved to have seen more of the programmes on offer. Look forward to the next IndieCork

    October 2018