To start the new year off with a bang, here’s a list of Irish, and Irish-themed, film festivals that—although they’re not this one—still have their merits.  Some are more focused on shorts than others (ADIFF, for example is more of a feature film festival, so sending something independent in on spec is taking a big chance). Some are also more focused on documentaries or animation, or have themes that may not be appropriate for your own work.  Finally, remember to be kind to your wallet and keep an eye out for Early Bird deadlines.

 

Belfast Film Festival
https://belfastfilmfestival.org/

Capital Irish Film Festival (Solas Nua)
http://www.solasnua.org/ciff/

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival
http://chaplinfilmfestival.com/how-to-enter

Chicago Irish Film Festival
http://www.chicagoirishfilmfestival.com/

Clones Film Festival
https://www.clonesfilmfestival.com/

Cork
http://corkfilmfest.org/

Darklight Festival
http://www.darklight.ie/

Dingle Film Festival
http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/

Dublin International Film Festival
http://www.diff.ie/

Dublin Animation Film Festival
http://www.dublinanimationfilmfestival.com/

Dublin Web Fest
http://dublinwebfest.com/

Fastnet Film Festival
http://www.fastnetfilmfestival.com/

Feminist Film Festival
http://feministfilmfestivaldublin.com/

Fingal Film Festival
http://www.fingalfilmfest.com/

Fresh Film Festival
http://freshfilmfestival.net/

Foyle Film Festival
http://www.foylefilmfestival.org/

Galway Film Fleadh
http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

GAZE
http://www.gaze.ie/

Guth Gafa
http://guthgafa.com/

IFI Festivals
http://ifi.ie/whatson/festivals/

IndieCork
http://indiecork.com/

Kerry Film Festival
http://www.kerryfilmfestival.com/

Limerick Film Festival
https://limerickfilmfestival.net/

London Irish Film Festival
http://www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com/

OFFLine Film Festival
http://www.offlinefilmfestival.com/

The Richard Harris International Film Festival
http://richardharrisfilmfestival.com/

San Francisco Irish Film Festival
http://sfirishfilm.com/

Shebeen Flick
http://www.shebeenflick.com/

Silk Road Film Festival
http://silkroadfilmfestival.com/

Stranger Than Fiction
http://stfdocs.com/

Underground Cinema
http://www.ucff.ie/

Waterford Film Festival
http://www.waterfordfilmfestival.net/

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
http://disfmf.ie/

PS If there’s any we missed, please feel free to add them in the comments.

Written By Tim Hanan