In March 2020, as part of the St. Patrick's Festival London, Irish Film London will run 3 days of Irish Films in London.

The Mayor of London's St. Patrick’s Festival London is run in collaboration with the Greater London Authority.

"I want all Londoners to be in no doubt: London Is Open and no matter where you’re from, you will always belong here."

Sadiq Khan

**All submitted shorts must have a IRISH connection (eg. funding, location cast or crew)
Please outline the connection in the cover letter and see below for more details.**



*Please make special note of our eligibility criteria.*

IFL’s programme is comprised of both submitted films and independently curated selections.
IFL accepts films in English or Irish language.
IFL does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.
IFL’s main objective is to present films stemming from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, but will also accept submissions from non-Irish filmmakers whose films are about Ireland or Irish people.
IFL will screen films from DCP format.

Submitting your film:
For viewing purposes entries should be submitted by screening link via FilmFreeway only. Please ensure any log-ins provided are NOT time limited.
Please ensure that you include a synopsis of no more than 400 words, as you would like it to appear in the programme. (NB: Please note that the festival reserves the right to amend the copy submitted).
Please include a list of nominations/awards, and a list of previous screenings, including both Irish and International screenings.
Any Irish language entries MUST provide English subtitles.
The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film for consideration including permission from a distributor or sales agent representing the film and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films. With this submission, the applicant confirms that they possess all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film at this film festival.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
Please note that film submissions made to the St. Patrick's Film Festival do not count towards the 2020 Irish Film Festival London, which takes place in November. The submission process for that will be later in the year.

Overall Rating
  • Colleen Forward

    I had an amazing time showing What Betty Sees at the festival this year. Kelly and the team are excellent at communicating and a wonderful host. The selection of films were fantastic. Regent Street Cinema is a beautifully refined venue with a lovely bar which allowed networking with other directors and filmmakers. I was able to glean an excellent immediate audience response to the film from the great crowd in attendance. The absolute bonus was the fact that the festival trailer was not just projected in the entrance hall and bar area of the cinema, but also on the big screen in Trafalgar Square! Absolutely amazing! Kudos to Kelly and the festival organisers of Irish Film London. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

    April 2019
  • Roisin Kearney

    A fantastic festival with great communication. I was unable to travel but the two lead actresses attended and were met with a warm welcome. Great networking and wonderful audience feedback.

    June 2018
  • Liza Bolton

    St Patrick's Film Festival team were great communicators and though I could not go to the event they communicated everything that was happening and I recommend the festival 5 stars!! Thanks for selecting The Postcard for St Patrick's Film Festival London and good luck next year.

    April 2018
  • Kevin O'Farrell

    Great festival, staff and communicators who made us feel very welcome.

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review Kevin. Really pleased that you enjoyed it!

  • Martin Lennon

    Well organized and very friendly festival.

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review Martin. Hope everything is going well with Oor Wally!