St Brigid's & St Patrick's Film Festival is organised by Irish Film & TV UK - the organisers of Irish Film Festival London - and takes place annually in London as part of the city's St Patrick's Day (17th of March) festivities each year.

The festival is delivered with support from the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority and runs alongside the official Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade, with our festival considered a part of those same festivities.

The Celebration of Irish Films -St Brigid & St Patrick's Film Festival takes place in cinemas and from our IFTUK App.

Submit your film today to be part of our Festival and screen from our Irish Film & TV UK App, which can boost your audience numbers of audiences from each region and nation of the UK.



*Please make special note of our eligibility criteria.*

The Film Festival programme via the App is comprised from submitted films via FilmFreeway.

We accept submissions of Irish features, Irish animations, Irish documentaries, Irish experimental/artists’ films and Irish shorts.

We accept films in English or Irish language (with English subtitles).
We do not require any premiere status.

Our 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. Please ensure any log-ins provided are not time limited.
Please ensure that you include a synopsis of no more than 100 words, as you would like it to appear in the programme. (NB: 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 or other non-English 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.

Student Fees: Submissions made to avail of the student fee are for students only and must be made from a valid college/university/educational institution email address. The submitted film must have been created while the film's director or directors were enrolled at a school, college, or university. Proof of enrolment, such a copy of a student I.D., must be included with the submission. If the director is not enrolled at the time of submission, or has graduated, proof of past enrolment must be submitted. You may be asked to prove that you are a current student or were studying at the time of the film's production. We reserve the right to withdraw entries that do not meet this criteria.

Submission Fees: as per those shown on FilmFreeway at the time of your submission. We reserve the right to amend our submission fees at any time.

A separate application and submission fee is required for each film submission. Submissions with unpaid fees will not be considered for selection. St Patrick's Film Festival cannot issue refunds on submissions made which are withdrawn for spurious reasons.

Please note that St Patrick's Film Festival cannot acknowledge individual 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 we 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 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!

Overall Rating
  • I'm very grateful to to St Patrick's & St Brigid's Film Festival for accepting my film, Toast the Brides and showing it on their platform during the festival. The festival gave my film and myself great exposure. I will have no hesitation whatsoever in entering future films into this festival and encourage others to do so.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Denis for your kind words and also allowing us to show your film!

  • Pat Boran

    I really appreciate the work the festival team puts into promoting Irish film, and into making space for a whole range of approaches. Many thanks for the support and encouragement.

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was wonderful to share your work with audiences on Trafalgar Square Pat - for the second year in a row, I believe! Do keep sending us your films, we'd love to see more of them

  • Jason Branagan

    It was great to have Forever Hold Your Peace included in this years festival. Irish Film Festival London run such a tight ship; excellent communication, so well organised and brilliantly curated programmes. Thank you so much for including us!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Jason! We loved having your very poignant film in this year's selection - hope to see you again with some of your new work!