Welcome to Nenagh Children's Film Festival, now in it's third year, a weekend of screenings, workshops and Q&A's dedicated to our creative youth. In 2022 we will host a blended festival of online and in person activities and look forward to showcasing the very best in animation & film.

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.

Our submission categories are:
- Professional: working full time in film or animation
- Student: 18+ in full time third level education
- Schools: 8-15 years, submissions through a school representative or Teacher

The 3 day festival, from 10th - 12th June 2022, will include short film & animated screenings, and student screenings as well workshops for young people.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film, Best Animation, Best Student, Best School, Best Voice Over, Best First Time Film Maker, Best Documentary, Best Sound Design.

- All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles
- All films submitted should be suitable for children and young people up to 15 years.
- Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
- A copy of current Student ID must be submitted - third level students 18+
- 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- Once the film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival programme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

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  • 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
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure, we truly hope to see you here in Nenagh some day soon

  • 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
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for letting us know what you enjoyed, this is so important as the festival grows that film makers get what they need too. Hope to see you at this year's festival, even if only online.

  • Radostina Neykova

    Great festival with nice films and audience!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the feedback

  • 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
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we were delighted with the quality of the line up, what amazing talent there is for young people to engage with. Hope to see you at this years festival.

  • 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
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    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.