2021 SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON MARCH 1ST.

The Ireland Wildlife Film Festival is the first of its kind in Ireland and seeks to bring stories of conservation and species preservation to the big screen while also striving to create a community of filmmakers and audience members who care deeply about environmental issues.

https://www.irelandwildlifefilmfestival.com

The best Feature Film submitted to the festival will receive 500 Euro and laurels.
The best International Student Film will receive 200 Euro and laurels.
The best Short Film will receive 300 Euro and Laurels.

The best film of the festival will receive the "Best of Fest" award and can come from any category. The "Best of Fest" will receive a trophy and laurel in addition to the prizes associated with their respected category of submission.

Feature Length Film
Length 40 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes
Films can focus on wildlife species or environmental issues directly affecting wildlife.
Non English Language films should provide subtitles.
Film must have been completed within the past 2 years.
Films selected for screening will be asked to provide.
a) two still photos
b) film trailer
c) 200-250 word description of your film
$20 per submission (Early)
$40 per submission (Late)

Short Film
Length 5 minutes-25 minutes
Film must have been completed within the past 2 years.
Non English language films must provide subtitles.
Films selected for screening will be asked to provide.
a) one still photo
b) 100-150 word description of your film
$10 per Submission (Early)
$20 per Submission (Late)

International Student Short
Length 5 minutes-25 minutes
Submitter must have been enrolled in a College or University during the making of the film.
Film must have been completed within the past 2 years.
Non English language films must provide subtitles.
Films selected for screening will be asked to provide.
a) one still photo
b) 100-150 word description of your film
$10 per Submission (Early)
$20 per Submission (Late)

Irish Student Short
Length 5 minutes-25 minutes
Submitter must have been enrolled in a College or University in Ireland during the making of the film.
Film must have been completed within the past 2 years.
Non English language films must provide subtitles.
Films selected for screening will be asked to provide.
a) one still photo
b) 100-150 word description of your film
$10 per Submission (Early)
$20 per Submission (Late)

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  • Lisa Marley

    I was so impressed by this festival. They adapted to being online in 2020 much better than some significantly bigger festivals, put on a great collection of films with conservation at the heart of their programme, and their communication was fantastic throughout. They really engaged with the filmmakers on their programme and encouraged communication between participants. I was very happy to take part and will look forward to further festivals from them! Well done and thank you!

    November 2020