The Irish Film Festival London, now in its eight year, is delivered by Irish Film London, which is a not for profit entity. The festival presents the latest and greatest of Irish Film & Animation to a London audience.
Through Premiere screenings, Director Q&A sessions, related workshops, exhibitions and performances, the organisation aims to bring together industry professionals, film fans and fans of Irish Arts & Culture alike. Focusing on Irish productions, scripts and casts, we strive to provide a significant platform for Irish Film in London, and to ensure that we continue to promote the best of Irish creative talent here in the UK.
We screen features, documentaries, animations, student films, artists' films and shorts.
2018 awards include:
Súil Eile Award
GUIDELINES & TERMS AND CONDITIONS
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight 1st September 2018.
The 8th Irish Film Festival London (IFFL) will take place across multiple venues in London 21st - 25th November 2018.
*Please make special note of our eligibility criteria.*
IFFL’s programme is comprised of both submitted films and independently curated selections.
IFFL accepts submissions of Irish features, Irish animations, Irish documentaries, Irish experimental/artists’ films and Irish shorts. IFFL accepts films in English or Irish language (with English subtitles).
IFFL does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.
IFFL’s main objective is to present films stemming from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, but will also accept submissions from non-Irish filmmakers whose films are about Ireland or Irish people.
Submitting your film:
For viewing purposes entries should be submitted by screening link via FilmFreeway only. Please ensure any log-ins provided are not time limited.
Please ensure that you include a synopsis of no more than 400 words, as you would like it to appear in the programme. (NB: Please note that the festival reserves the right to amend the copy submitted).
Please include a list of nominations/awards, and a list of previous screenings, including both Irish and International screenings.
Any Irish language entries must provide English subtitles.
The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film for consideration including permission from a distributor or sales agent representing the film and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films. With this submission, the applicant confirms that they possess all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film at this film festival.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
Submission fees for 2017 were as stated below - these are subject to change for 2018. This section will be updated when we open for submissions.
Features and documentaries (Over 50mins including credits): Early bird: £35, Regular Deadline £50.
Shorts: Early Bird: £15, Regular Deadline: £25
A separate application and submission fee is required for each film submission. Submissions with unpaid fees will not be considered for selection. IFFL cannot issue refunds.
Please note that IFFL cannot acknowledge receipt of entries.
Applicants will be notified if their submission has been successful by email after the selection process has taken place.
Due to the large amount of submissions received IFFL cannot enter into any discussion regarding films that are not selected for the festival.
Successful applicants should note that screening links might be made available to key members of the IFFL team such as Q&A hosts or publicist, as necessary, ahead of public screening. IFFL respects filmmakers' copyright and will take all precautions to ensure that your film remains safe from piracy.
Successful applicants must be able to provide, on request, 3 large high res images/stills and up to 30 seconds of full resolution footage for use in the festival trailer. Successful applicants of features and feature length documentaries should also be able to provide their own trailer.
Successful applicants will be required to supply the necessary formats for public screening:
- Features & feature length documentaries: 35mm, DCP or Blu-ray (depending on venue facilities).
- Shorts/experimental films: DCP or high-resolution digital file.
The cost of shipping prints must be met by the sender. The Festival will pay for one-way return shipping of films (films can be forwarded to another festival after their screening at IFFL by prior arrangement with the IFFL team).
While all entries are packaged with extreme care, the festival is not responsible for loss or damage to prints in transit.
By agreeing to proceed with your submission you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.
In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.
Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in the submission being disqualified.
These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!