Theme: Diversity and Inclusivity
In March 2019, as part of the St. Patrick's Festival London, Irish Film London will run 3 days of Irish Films in London. Friday 15th - Sunday 17th March 2019. This year's theme is Diversity and Inclusivity, inspired by the London Is Open campaign.
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."
**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.**
GUIDELINES & TERMS AND CONDITIONS
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th 2019
*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 2019 Irish Film Festival London, which takes place in November. The submission process for that will be later in the year.