AShbourne 2024 Film Festival

2024 Short Film Competition

Ashbourne Film Festival 2024 Short Film Competition

Ashbourne Film Festival will host a live festival on May 25th in the Vue Cinema, Ashbourne with screenings, talks from film and music industry experts and live film music!

Awards for best shorts will be presented on the day with prizes including a recording film music session with the WPME orchestra and cash prizes.

Not to be missed!

Submissions

Submissions can be made here using Film Freeway here:  https://filmfreeway.com/AshbourneFilmFestival

Opening date for submissions is: November 30th 2023
Closing date for submissions is: April 10th 2024

Shortlisted submissions will be notified by April 25th 2024.

Categories & Fees

Cost per entry: €30

Short films produced in Ireland.
Cost per entry: €30

Shorts using the Irish language as its main language, can be bilingual. Subtitles must be provided.
Cost per entry: €30

Must be uner 3 minutes in length, can be in any language, subtitles must be provided if not in English.
Cost per entry: €30

Can be in any language, subtitles must be provided if not in English.
Cost per entry: €30

Can be in any language, subtitles must be provided if not in English.
Cost per entry: €30

Awards & Prizes

Recording session of a short film soundtrack with the WPME orchestra.
Cash prizes for best shorts.
Live screenings on festival day of selected and award winning shorts.
Laurels and certificates for selected films.

Rules & Terms

  1. All film submissions should be made digitally, not via DVD’s in the post or via youtube/vimeo.
  2. If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received in advance of the festival screening which you will be given due notice.
  3. All photos provided must be clearly identified. Photos may be used for any festival promotions.
  4. Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to AFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition.
  5. Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.
  6. Film Producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films to AFF. The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.
  7. Selected film entries will be notified by April 25th 2024. Jury Award and audience award winners will be announced on May 25th at the festival in the Vue, Ashbourne.
  8. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and are attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
  9. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted into AFF24 will receive the following: Two(2) festival passes per submitted film to see all the festival films FREE
  10. Film prints and other film material will be handled with upmost care. However, neither the AFF staff nor supporting theatre organisations staff can assume responsibility for damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, during the course of the festival’s possession of the print.
  11. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the Ashbourne Film Festival without notice.
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