Entries should not exceed 35 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 1 extra minute.


Submission fees for each short is 25 Euro Early Bird-4th June 2021 and 40 Euro-LAST Deadline 1 SEPTEMBER 2021


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In competition, Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival  makes the following awards:

o Best International Short Film
o Best Director
o Best LGBTQ
o Best Music Video
o Best Horror 
o Best Comedy
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

The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.


Films that have been produced after 1 January 2017
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 1 September 2021
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A film that has been applied cannot be withdrawn from the festival, unless the Festival management decides otherwise.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!