We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.
For 2017 we have 14 awards
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
Winners of Winners of the BEST DIRECTOR, BEST IRISH SHORT and BEST SCRIPT will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.
DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians
from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations,
documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
Our aim is to build cultural bridges and network capabilities between the most talented filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Dublin is the most populous city in Ireland and also a multicultural capital with great venues and great people.
Every year the festival is held in the beginning of October
Festival date in 2017 are 6th -8th of October and will take place in two main venues, Cineworld for the short film screenings and The Sugar Club for the awards ceremony on the 8th of October.
During the festivals will have live music events in different venues. The venues we use before were: Wiorkmans Club, Grand Social and The Liqueur Room.
2016 we had over 850 submissions and we screened over 90 shorts from all over the world.
In 2017 is the 6th edition and we have 14 award: Best Director, Best Producer , Best Script , Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Edit, Best Animation, Best Sound Design, Best Score/Music, Best Student, Best Irish Short, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary.
The actual awards are paintings made by Pratima Gungados talented Dublin based artists from Mauritius and the value of each painting is priceless.
Submission fees for each short is 15Euro
In 2016 on Filmfreeway the festival was voted in the first 100 out of 4778 festivals due to reviews.
,,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 McNnight, Director
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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.
Submission fee: €15
Festival Dates: 06-08 October
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, narrative stories, drama… 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!
ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS!