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Fingal Film Festival open submissions for 2016 festival
24 Mar 2016 : Seán Brosnan
Fingal Film Festival is now open for the following film submissions in Animation, Feature, Short, Student, Documentary, Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr, International, and 1916 related films.

The fifth installment of Fingal Film Festival’s annual event, will take place in Movies@Swords from September 30th to October 2nd, 2016.

The 2015 event saw bigger screening and workshop attendances, proving that the Fingal Film Festival is a platform for emerging filmmakers from Ireland and abroad.

Liz Kenny - Fingal Film Festival, Managing Director said: “Our focus for 2016 is to create a Festival that is diverse in content, offering and interactive experience with filmmakers and cinema goers alike during next year’s event. A challenge I and the team are looking forward to.”

Dave Byrne - Fingal Film Festival, Creative Director said: “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 Awards are in nine categories for 2016:

  • Best Animation
  • Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr (Prize)
  • Best International Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Student Film (Prize)
  • Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (Prize) (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 go to www.fingalfilmfest.com or email pr@fingalfilmfest.com.

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