Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

The independent festival dedicated to bring together filmmakers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films.

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Number of submissions in 2016

  • Short Films 55%
  • Music Videos 25%
  • Documentaries 15%
  • Others 5%

Number of volunteers


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Best Director

Award for best Director went to Gui Campos for the short film ROSINHA

Best Music Video

Award for best Music Video went to Abderrezak Chriette. Veto by Son, Germany.

Best Animation

The Award for the Best Animation went to the short film Little Flowe Directed by
Brigette Heffernanr

Best Score Music

The Award for the Best Music/Score went to Martina Walker, Elga Fox, Melanie Hoskin for Staged. Directed by Sonja Mulligan and Rachel Gregan, Ireland

Best Documentary

Code Therapy, Directed by Divya Pathak, UK won the Award for the Best Documentary

Best Producer

Savio Sequeira & Anthony Renwick Mc Gill, The Job Paradox, Ireland

Best Cinematography

The Award for the Best Cinematography went to Sam Heasmam for Miracle On Canary Wharf, Directed by Brandley Porter, UK

Best Sound Design

Livia Rusic & Keith Thomas, Silence, Directed by Dejan Mrkic, Australia

Best Actor

Graham Earley

Best Irish Short

The Award for the Best Irish Short went to… LEAVE – Short Film

Best Script

The Award for the Best Script went to Maureen O’Connell, Ireland for the short film Proclaim


Best Edit

Gurmmeet Singh, All I Want, Directed by Venika Mitra, India

Best Student Short

Ella, Directed by Damian Madden , Ireland

Best Actress

Olga Skvortsova

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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.

Maureen OConnell

Director, Proclaim!

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.

Patrick McKnight

Director , The Closet

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.

Ronan Cassidy

Producer , The Apparel, Day Off


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Team members

Florian Zapra

Florian Zapra



Wale Atoyegbe

Wale Atoyegbe

Short Films Selection Manager


Bartłomiej Chowański

Bartłomiej Chowański

IT & Visual technision


Melanie Meisch

Melanie Meisch

Head of Marketing


Ewa Muszyńska

Ewa Muszyńska

Head of PR


Arber Sula

Arber Sula

Operation Manager


Teo Lo Piparo

Teo Lo Piparo

Website administrator