As the dust settles on the 2015 event the dedicated team at Fingal Film Festival announces the opening of their 2016 submissions. The end of this year sees the beginning of the submission process for the fifth instalment of Fingal Film Festival’s annual event, which will take place in the month of September 2016.

As we recover from a successful 2015 event, the Festival team are preparing for what promises to be the best year so far with bigger awards, a host of amazing guest speakers and a load of other surprises that will be announced, as the team roll out its full schedule over the next six months.Our 2015 event saw bigger screening and workshop attendances, proving that the Fingal Film Festival is the best Independent Festival to have your work seen by large audiences and is a fantastic platform for emerging filmmakers from Ireland and abroad says Liz Kenny, the Festivals Managing Director.

Our focus for 2016 is to create a Festival that is diverse in content, offering and interactive experience with filmmakers and cinemagoers alike during next year’s event says Creative Director Dave Byrne. A challenge I and the team are looking forward to says Dave.
As part of the centenary celebrations in 2016, the festival will be dedicating a slot in the schedule for all subjects relating to the 1916 Rising. Any filmmakers creating content in any of the mediums screened at the festival is encouraged to submit for possible inclusion in the Fingal Film Festival 2016.

The opening of the Festival’s submissions for 2016. The categories are as follows:

  • Animation
  • Irish Language
  • International Films
  • Short Films
  • Documentaries
  • Feature Films
  • Student Films
  • Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (Director / Writer / Producer / DOP ( Living in Fingal Area) )
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Award – (Director / Writer / Producer / DOP / Journalist ) This award will be given to any filmmaker who breaks new ground in any of the categories or creates a new way of storytelling.

For more information on how to submit your film, please visit http://www.fingalfilmfest.com or email us at pr@fingalfilmfest.com