Nenagh Children's Film Festival, now in it's second year, will host an online festival again in 2021. We believe our creative youth need events like these now more than ever. We geo-block the festival to Ireland, protecting films distribution and commercial potential.

Nenagh Children's Film Festival is established to support Film and Filmmakers who create work for young audiences. As an international festival we welcome submissions from all over the world from professionals and students alike.

The 3 day festival, from 11th - 13th June 2021, will include feature film, short film, animated and student screenings as well workshops for young people.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Short Animation, Best Animated Film, Best Music and the Audience Award.

- All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles
- All films submitted should be suitable for children
- Short films should be no longer than 15 minutes
- Feature films should not be less than 60 minutes
- A copy of current Student ID must be submitted
- All in-bound & out-bound costs shall be covered by the applicant.
- Once the film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival programme
- The films must be original and the applicant will take all responsibilities for any copyright infringements
- The Festival does not offer cash awards
- The Festival does not pay screening fees
- The Festival does not pay for accommodation

Overall Rating
  • Saskia van Roomen

    Thank you for including our film into your programme this year. We were delighted to be part of such a creative festival with lots of activities alongside the films. It was a shame we could not be there in person but perhaps one day we will visit and sample the Festival live!

    July 2021
  • Demetrios Tzamaras

    So proud to have been a part of this festival. I enjoyed doing a Q and A with other filmmakers and the communication with the staff was wonderful. Thank you for including my film!

    June 2021
  • Radostina Neykova

    Great festival with nice films and audience!

    June 2021
  • Anna Czarska

    Great festival! Professional yet familiar. Stellar communication and always kept up to date on what is happening. Great line ups and overall content. Thanks so much for having us this year and look forward to next year! :D

    June 2021
  • Nigel Bunyan

    We very much enjoyed having our film 'Kickabout' at Nenagh 2021. The staff were a pleasure to deal with and the the filmmaker Q&A was very enjoyable to take part in.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Nigel, thank you so much for the kind words, we loved having Kickabout at this years festival, it added to the diverse range of young peoples programming we could screen this year. Fingers crossed we see you in Nenagh some day.