Important Festival Update: Festival Update:

A film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers and movie fans in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Wexford Town. The festival dates of the 2020 Wexford Film Festival are subject to change but will take place after the August Bank Holiday in Ireland in 2020.

Now entering our 5th year, the Wexford Film Festival invites submissions from filmmakers all over the world and in every genre. We're all about story and visual storytelling, our festival will select the films that tell the best stories and connect with the audience the best.

Directors of all films selected will be invited to participate in a Q&A after their screening and to be on a number of panels during the festival weekend.

At the 2018 Wexford Film Festival we had surprise special guests, 6 time Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan & acclaimed author Eoin Colfer come and do a Q&A about their work.

Two of the films (One Small Step & Detainment) screened at the 2018 Wexford Film Festival went on to be Academy Award Nominees in 2019.

Come along to one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, where Saving Private Ryan and Brooklyn were filmed and don't forget to bring your movie with you!

We think it is very important to recognise great work, just being selected for our festival will be the mark of a great film but there is always a film or two that stands out from the crowd and we want to help shine a light on those films.

We work closely with some of the film industries biggest companies to bring quality prizes and awards to our winners. This year will be no different and we will announce those prizes in closer to the event.

All films entered are eligible for the following awards:

Best Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director

We will also being running a Screenplay competition.

All award winners will be presented with a specially designed award trophy of the highest quality.

All films submitted to Wexford Film Festival are eligible for the above listed awards & prizes.

Wexford Film Festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from Wexford Film Festival.

1. Entries must be submitted by the date of the Final Deadline.(i.e. Submission for Regular Deadline Submissions should be submitted by June 20th, 2020)

2. Entrants must submit an ONLINE digital version of their film for viewing consideration. NO DVD's, Blu-Rays or Computer Files will be accepted.

3. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without an accompanying digital ONLINE Preview Copy in the accepted format. Tell us everything you can about your film and why you are submitting it but at this stage we do not require a press pack.

4. All entries must be in English or subtitled, unless special arrangements have been made with the festival.

5. Please attach/write FilmFreeway Tracking ID on submission materials for tracking purposes.

6. There is NO exceptions to the festival regulations & fee waivers are NOT available.

7. By submitting, the filmmaker agrees to let the festival use excerpts from their screeners for use in Wexford Film Festival 2020 trailers, publicity and promotions.

8. Wexford Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it has all pertinent legal clearances and is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Furthermore, once a film is submitted, approval is granted for festival screening whether it is accepted in other film festivals or not. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Wexford Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos screened or entered.

9. The decision of the festival Co-Directors will be final in all matters.


Overall Rating
  • Joseph Archer

    Great film festival, highly recommend!

    December 2020
  • Thank you for selecting my screenplay. “Little Things Mean a Lot,” as a Finalist in your festival. I would love to attend in-person but I’m trying to avoid unnecessary covid-19 risks, including all international travel until a vaccine is widely available. Assuming you cannot postpone it for that long, I’m sending my best wishes to you for a wonderful event.

    November 2020
  • What a lovely festival. I see it expanding in the future into something really exceptional for filmmakers in Ireland and abroad. I think adding some filmmaking and writing workshops, maybe adding a screening of a top Irish feature with the Director and/or lead actors doing a Q & A and having a dedicated screenplay panel with feedback and a few more networking events would really put this on the map.

    February 2020
  • Greg Hall

    Brilliant festival, great line up of films and really well communicated. I couldn't attend but was very happy to be part of an event that loves independent cinema.

    December 2019
  • Robert Duncan

    Excellent wee festival with a great welcoming atmosphere, audience and host. Really enjoyed the shorts on show.

    October 2019