Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland and takes places annually March; Dingle is home to many film makers, one of Irelands only independent cinemas, is a known film location 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.

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 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

GENERAL RULES
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.

DEADLINE
For all submissions our final deadline is 4pm on Monday the 19th December 2016
Films submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

NOTIFICATION
• 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

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    Justin Spray

    Dingle was well worth the trip. It’s a small festival but the first I’ve been part of where features are also playing and there is a hugely supportive film community in the area so it attracts some big names looking to have a jolly and share their experiences.

    Not big audiences but small audiences with a big heart.

    One day workshop of lectures and discussions - Pow Wow - was excellent. Not to be missed.

    May 2017
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    David Noel Bourke

    One of the very best festivals for filmmakers I ever attended. Great hospitality, screenings, events, panels, QAs and a wonderful backdrrop of the Dingle peninsula. Highly recommended.

    April 2017
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    stephen cookson

    An excellent festival, run by wonderful people in a fantastic location

    April 2017
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    Juan Gamero

    A small festival, but I can say: with the quality of a large one such as Berlin. Movies selected with care and without copying from other festivals. Especially remarkable the animation section, where Dingle has become a reference. We participated with a documentary that was projected in a church reconverted in cinema. A very nice atmosphere in a very welcoming city and country.

    April 2017
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    Laura Gaynor

    Great festival! Had an awesome time.

    April 2017