Now in its 6th year, the Irish Australian Film Festival gets bigger and reaches further every year. We screen in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth; bring Irish Directors to Australia for the festival, and our opening night parties are the stuff of legend.
This year we have launched the world's FIRST Short Film Festival devoted to IRISH DIASPORA Everywhere. We encourage those with Irish Heritage around the world to express your Irishness, and how that informs your immigrant experience, through film:
You don't need an Irish Passport to be eligible. So, even if your Irish connection is way back in your family, as long as you consider yourself to be of Irish heritage you are eligible for this competition.
Please see the T+Cs re short film requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: We screen Selected and Winning Short Films before each feature throughout the Festival, so our film length limit is STRICTLY 10 minutes or less. We CANNOT consider any work which is over 10 minutes.
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Awards & Prizes
There will be two Awards: Best Locally-Produced (Australia) Short FIlm; and Best-Globally Produced Short Film.
Winning and Selected Short Films will be announced and screened at a Gala Screening in the Palace Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Sydney, May 17 2020.
Winning and Selected Short Films will also be screened at the Palace Kino Cinema, Melbourne on May 20, 2020.
Winning and Selected shorts will be published online at www.irishfilmfestival.com.au, and Irish FIlm Festival Australia Social Media Channels.
Winning and Selection Laurels will be issued to successful filmmakers.
Selected short films will be screened before each feature; including on opening nights.
Prizes will be confirmed closer to the date.
Rules & Terms
The Irish Film Festival celebrates the Irish Community in Australia through the arts and creative storytelling. In addition to screening Irish feature films in Australia, the Festival supports film makers in Australia and worldwide by providing an artistic platform for Irish community members and those of Irish heritage, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories via short films.
Submission of film represents agreement with these Terms and Conditions.
1. Definitions in these Terms and Conditions:
a. Irish Film Festival Australia 2020 will be known as “The Festival”.
b. Person/s submitting works for consideration as part The Festival will be known as “The Entrant”.
c. Film submitted for consideration as part of The Festival will be known as “The Work”.
2. To be considered eligible for entry, The Work must:
a. Feature at least one Key Creative who is Irish OR of Irish descent.
ie. The Writer or Director or Producer or Editor or Principal Actor(s) must identify as Irish OR of Irish descent.
Preference will be given to short films where the Key Creative(s) expresses his, her or their Irishness, no matter how far back their Irish heritage orignates.
b. The Entrant provides details of their Irish Heritage - Entrant or Family member's name; which County in Ireland they orginiate from; approximately when they emigrated from Ireland.
c. As this competition is devoted to Irish Diaspora; work produced by those living in Ireland is, unfortunately, not eligible.
d. Be up to 10 minutes long, inclusive of opening titles and credits.
e. Be original work. The entrant must guarantee that they have the rights to any material featured in the work.
f. Be submitted through the FilmFreeway website.
g. Be submitted no later then the deadline of 12 March 2020.
h. Be submitted with an US$16 Entry fee, or fee relating to your category - Full Fee; Student Fee; FilmFreeway Golden Fee.
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