The Lasta Online Short Film Programme is part of the National Lasta Arts Festival 2024 for Young People by Young People in Ireland.

Lasta is an innovative approach to programming. Nineteen young curators have been engaged by the NASC Network to programme Lasta, a festival of work for young people from the 3rd - 9th of June 2024.

The NASC Network Venues involved are: Backstage Theatre (Longford) www.backstage.ie; Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise) www.dunamaise.ie; glór (Ennis) www.glor.ie; An Grianán (Letterkenny) www.angrianan.com; Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick) www.limetreetheatre.ie; Siamsa Tíre (Tralee) www.siamsatire.com and Town Hall Theatre (Galway) www.tht.ie

Under the guidance of their individual venues and Network Mentor Maisie Lee, these young people will work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of work for young people across the country. Featuring multiple disciplines and reflecting the diversity of modern Ireland, this project offers a unique opportunity to develop our future arts programmers and producers.

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020 and is funded by The Arts Council.

CALLING ALL YOUNG FILMMAKERS

Do you have a short film that you want screened?

Lasta Online Short Film Programme 2024

As a part of the National Lasta Festival 2024, our young curators are programming a selection of short films to be screened online during the week of the nationwide festival from June 3rd - June 9th 2024.

Lasta is looking to promote films made by filmmakers between the ages of 18 - 30 from or living on the island of Ireland. We will accept all genres of short film, documentaries, animation, student film, music video, dance film, experimental films, Irish language films and other languages. Submissions can be as short as you wish but no longer than 15 minutes in length.

The deadline to submit is the 12th of May 2024

Please submit your film through www.filmfreeway/Lasta

GENERAL RULES:

We will accept all genres of short film, documentaries, animation, student film, music video, dance film, experimental films, Irish language films and other languages.

Foreign language films must have subtitles.

Submissions can be as short as you wish but no longer than 15 minutes in length.

The festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for screening during the festival.

The director or lead filmmaker must be aged between 18-30 and from or living on the island of Ireland.

No premiere status requirements.

The films will be screened as part of an online event.

The deadline to apply is 12th of May 2024

Awards:
- Best Short Film €200

Awards:
- Best Short Film €200

With more awards to be announced.

GENERAL RULES:

We will accept all genres of short film, documentaries, animation, student film, music video, dance film, experimental films, Irish language films and other languages.

Please include subtitles for foreign language films.

Submissions can be as short as you wish but no longer than 15 minutes in length.

The festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for screening during the festival.

The director or lead filmmaker must be aged between 18-30 and from or living on the island of Ireland.

No premiere status requirements.

The films will be screened online during the week of the festival.

The deadline to apply is 12th of May 2024