The Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place every year in the picturesque 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 6th Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2018. We are looking for exciting, challenging and creative documentary films in any length. There is an open theme for this years festival however the festival has a strong focus on films that highlight social, political and environmental issues.
In tune with the festival’s strong focus on films that explore social, political and environmental issues it will also host a number of lively post screening discussions with filmmakers, invited guest speakers and representatives from local organisations.
The festival is run as a voluntary not for profit event, a unique feature of the festival is that all film screenings are free and open to the public.
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 23th September 2018.
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
Rules and Regulations
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 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 premiers of films, please indicate on your submission form if it is an Irish or world premier.
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.
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 2018.
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.