The Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place every year in the working fishing village of Kilmore Quay located in county Wexford on the south east coast of Ireland. This dynamic film festival provides the opportunity to see award winning national and international documentary films.

Submissions are now open for the 7th Wexford Documentary Film Festival, which will take place from 11th to 13th September 2020. The festival has a strong focus on films that highlight social, political and environmental issues and we are looking for exciting, challenging and creative documentary films in any length that fits our theme for this year’s festival. The Artist As Activist.
Once again, the festival will present our popular 3 minute film challenge, which accepts film submissions in all genres including fiction, animation, artist’s films and documentary.

Due to the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we at Wexford Documentary Film Festival wish to reassure our community of filmmakers, film professionals, supporters and audiences that while we are proceeding with our plans to present the 7th edition of the festival as scheduled our main priority is the health and well-being of our audiences and the artists and film makers taking part in the festival and we feel it is prudent to mention that we are exploring other options, in the event that the emergency extends further into the year. Such a scenario would result in a significant proportion, or all, of our invited filmmakers and audiences being unable to attend. For filmmakers, submissions are still open and we will continue to accept and review entries and we have extended the submission deadline until May 31 2020.

We will monitor the situation carefully and keep you informed of any changes. We aim to make the 7th edition of the Wexford Documentary Film Festival a healthy and safe edition for everyone involved.

1 All submitted films are eligible for awards.
2 The festival committee reserves the right to present an award to one or more films in a particular category or not to present an award in a particular category should they judge so.
3 The award winners for each category will be announced at an award ceremony on the closing night of the festival on Sunday 13th September 2020.

Awards will be made in the following categories :

Special Jury Award for Best Feature length Documentary
Special Jury Award for Best Short Documentary
Best International Student film
Best film 3 Minute film challenge
Best Student film 3 Minute film challenge
Best Wexford film 3 minute film challenge

1 By entering WDFF you are agreeing to all the festival rules and regulations.
2 All films submitted by the deadline will be considered by the festival committee.
3 Films not selected for the main program may be selected for an our out-reach program
4 WDFF accepts documentary films in any length and subject matter from anywhere in the world.
5 All entries must be in English or have English subtitles , exceptions can be made for films that contain little or no dialogue.
6 WDFF does not have a premiere requirement, however we welcome Irish and world premieres of films, please indicate on your submission form if it is an Irish or world premiere.
7 All copyright material and music rights are the filmmakers responsibility no liability will be accepted by the festival organizers.

1 All festival entries should be made online through Freeway films.
2 There is no submission fee, filmmakers may enter as many films as they wish.
3 Students films are considered as films made by filmmakers of any age who are enrolled in primary, second or third level educational institute or those undertaking educational training programs.
4 No trailers for longer films, music videos, promotional or informational films will be considered

1 All selected filmmakers will be notified by email, the selection committee's decision is final and binding
2. All shortlisted filmmakers will be notified by the 9th June 2020.
3 Once selected filmmakers may be requested to send film on relevant file format suitable for festival screening.

The festival reserves the right to use extracts or images from submissions for publicity in promoting the festival.