Saturday 21 April 2018

Filmmakers are urged to submit their work for Fingal Film Festival

EMERGING and established filmmakers in the Fingal area are being called on to enter the 2014 Fingal Film Festival.

The festival, which is now in its third year, has gone from strength to strength, connecting emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world.

The festival takes place at Movies@Swords from Friday, September 26th to Sunday, September 28th at Pavilions Shopping centre.

Emerging and established filmmakers alike can submit their shorts, features or documentaries, animation to the festival, and those selected will be in the running for the eight prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the festival.

The awards categories are: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Irish Language Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Fingal Newcomer and Best International Film.

Entrants must have their films in by June 30th and can submit to

Commenting on the submissions process Festival Director Liz Kenny said, 'The increase in quality and quantity of submissions to the Festival year on year has been outstanding. We are very excited about this year's Festival and the opportunity to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film in our unique festival setting.'

TG4 and Film Equipment Hire Ireland are to sponsor the Best Irish Language Short Film and the winner in this category will receive €3,000 worth of equipment hire for a three-day shoot, with the resulting film to be broadcast on TG4.

Canon and BAI are to sponsor the Best Student Award while Swords Express is sponsoring the Best Fingal Newcomer Award.

Award winning Dublin based animation company Boulder Media, the creators of The Amazing World of Gumball, will host an animation workshop, let by Emmy nominated Creative Director Robert Cullen.

The Festival is also screening at various venues throughout 2014 a selection of 2013 Festival favourites and Award winners as part of new initiative Fingal Indi Films on the Move.

Fingal Film Festival would like to thank their new principal supporter Fingal Leader Partnership as well as their other sponsors TG4 , BAI, Canon, Film Equipment Hire Ireland and Kate Bowe PR.

For further information on submitting an entry go to or email

Fingal Independent