Welcome to Nenagh Children's Film Festival, now in it's fourth year, a weekend of screenings, workshops and Q&A's dedicated to our creative youth. In 2023 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
- First Time Filmmaker: the film submitted is the first professional film
- Student: 18+ in full time third level education
- Schools/Youth Organisations: 8-15 years, submissions through a school representative or Teacher

The 3 day festival, from 9th - 11th June 2023, 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- Once the film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival programme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

Overall Rating
  • ELF Emerging Limerick Filmmakers

    Nenagh Film Festival were very supportive of our filmmakers and presented a great programme of films. We're really delighted to have been a part of it.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for taking part, a wonderful addition to the festival.

  • Jule Körperich

    Sweet festival, sweet people! Thanks for having our film The way to a man's heart! Jule

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jule, we were delighted you took part.

  • Piret Sigus

    Wow! It was honour to be selected and such a wonderful surprise that The Turnip was awarded as Best Short Animation. Thank you!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Truly inspiration work, thank you for taking part.

  • 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
    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
    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.