We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Awards & Prizes

o Best Director
o Best Producer
o Best Script
o Best Music Video
o Best Cinematography
o Best Edit
o Best Animation
o Best Sound Design
o Best Score/Music
o Best Student
o Best Irish Short
o Best Actor
o Best Actress
o Best Documentary

The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.

Rules & Terms

RULES AND REGULATIONS: You hereby grant the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2017 Festival if the film is selected. You represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. You further represent that you are authorized to submit the above-referenced film. Additionally, you indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fees arising out of or in connection with third parties in regard to the screening of the film mentioned above.
General Rules 2017
Festival Dates 6th-8th October 2017
Films that have been produced after 1 January 2014
Projects may originate anywhere in the world, but either the dialogue OR the subtitles must be in English.
No premiere requirements.
All filmmakers pay the same entry fee. No student discounts or waivers. All entry fees are non-refundable.
We will accept films of nearly every type and style, such as music videos, documentaries, horror, comedy, etc , with the following restrictions: No unfinished, in-progress, or rough cut projects will be accepted by our judges.
We will accept ONE VERSION of your entry only. We will NOT accept "updated" cuts such as "new sound mix", "new effects added", etc.
Entries must be received by 1th of August 2017
Entries should not exceed 35 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don't last for more than 1 extra minute.
I agree that DISFMF can do up to 2 screening during the festival.
The Festival may use excerpts from competition films (up to 10% of the length of the film, but no more than three minutes) to promote the Festival on television and the Internet.
The number of entries by one author is not limited.
Films that promote violence, race, and religion or gender discrimination or contain explicit drug advertisement are barred from the Festival programme.
A film that has been applied cannot be withdrawn from the festival, unless the Festival management decides otherwise.
Screening copy: MP4 or MOV in h264 codec.

8 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Sonya Mulligan

    We were delighted to have our film Staged screened last year. All the organisers and volunteers were so helpful and supportive. We wish you the best of luck in your future festivals.
    Double Blink Media

    May 2017
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    William Morgan

    Delighted to have been part of the festival. Great communication from the organisers and a very friendly group of people who love what they do.

    December 2016
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    Patrick McKnight

    A brilliant and so professionally organised festival. A great choice and variety of films being screened at proper venues. One of the best, if not the best film festival in Dublin.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Patrick, hope to meet again next year and good luck with your new feature film.

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    Maureen OConnell

    This is an outstanding festival. The quality of films screened were of such a high standard. It was just great to be a small part of it. The festival staff & volunteers were so friendly, generous and extremely helpful. We will definitely go back to it next year.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Maureen, hope to see you again next year.

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    Ronan Cassidy

    Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival was absolutely great! Affordable submission fees, great communication, extremely helpful and a great networking opportunity. Great experience, I hope to submit again.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Ronan, we hope will see more from you soon. We can't wait for next year.