Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland and takes places annually in March; Dingle is home to many film makers, one of Irelands only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Star Wars) and a major tourist destination making it the perfect home for our festival.
Dingle IFF offers feature screenings from Ireland and around the globe, covering all genres; it is home to the Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film, (recipients including Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jean Jacques Beineix, Stephen Frears, Laura Dern and The Peck Family);
Animation Dingle, "Top 25 Events in The World Not-To-Be Missed" is the first Irish festival to embrace the field of Animation and in 2015 held Ireland's first ever Animation Awards ceremony in association with Animation Ireland; it is home to the Murakami Award for achievement in animation, (recipients including Jimmy T. Murakami(When The Wind Blows), Richie Baneham (Avatar) and Tomm Moore (Song of The Sea)); it has a full and inclusive Animation Programme of events as part of Animation Dingle. See Animation Dingle on Film Freeway to submit your film.
Housed within this Gaeltacht area, Dingle IFF is proud to promote the Irish language and is the only festival offering an award for Irish Script writing with its Físín event.
Guests have included: Maureen O Hara, Oscar nominated actresses Sarah Miles and Saoirse Ronan, Cillian Murphy, Aidan Gillen, Scott Wilson; 2-time Oscar nominated director Sir Alan Parker, inventor of the Stedicam Garrett Brown, 2-time Oscar winner and sound artist Tom Johnson, 2-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, Director Ben Wheatley, Jack Reynor and producer Ned Dowd.
Awards & Prizes
Festival is non-competitive but the audience chooses the best short film and feature film of the festival with our "Audience Choice Award".
For our Animation Awards as part of Animation Dingle visit www.filmfreeway.com/animationdingle
Rules & Terms
We welcome short and feature films to the festival.
We are open to all genres of film: live action, experimental and documentary film.
For our Animation programme as part of Animation Dingle visit www.filmfreeway.com/animationdingle
Accepted Screening Formats
• For feature films ONLY, The Phoenix Cinema: 35mm, DCP and Blu-Ray
• For short and feature films, St. James’ Church: a QUICKTIME compatible file with preference for the higher quality ProRes codecs.
• NB we will not screen on DVD
Submission waivers will not be granted.
For all submissions our final deadline is 4pm on Monday the 19th December 2016
Films submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
• You will receive an email by 23rd January 2017 notifying you if your film has been accepted or not to the festival.
• Should you be successful, we will need a high res image for our festival catalogue. We may use an image from your film or a trailer or clip to promote the festival. This may include: television, radio, our website or social media.
• As a selected filmmaker you will have to deliver your film to the festival at your own cost. We will return the film to you after the festival. If you are attending the festival you can arrange to pick up your film after its screening. We can forward your film to another festival after it’s screening at Dingle IFF by prior arrangement only.
• We will let you know when to send the film to us.
• Please note that Dingle IFF cannot acknowledge receipt of entries.
• All foreign language entries must provide English subtitles
Other Rules of entry
• Runtime for a Feature: minimum 60 minutes
• Runtime for a Short: under 30 minutes
• Completion Date: Projects completed after January 1, 2016
• Submissions may originate from anywhere in the world, however, all non-English speaking films must have English subtitles
• Films available publicly online will not be accepted. Any film that has been previously broadcast (television or video-on-demand) in Ireland shall have less priority in being programmed for the festival
• Projects may have distribution status
• Dingle IFF does not pay screening fees
• The selection and scheduling of films screened at the festival is entirely at the discretion of the Festival Director
• With the exception of the Audience Award, Dingle IFF is a non-competitive event
• No cuts or changes in any film will made by Dingle IFF for any reason
• Due to the large amount of submissions received Dingle IFF cannot enter into any discussion regarding films that are not selected for the festival
• The Dingle International Film Festival does not accept any responsibility for damage to prints or hard drives
• By applying to Dingle IFF you accept the above rules of entry