Ireland's young filmmaker of the Year
submissions

submissions
Closing Date 20 Jan 2023

Submissions welcome from September to January and will be accepted via the online form – scroll down to access ( we also accept postal entries via or via the pdf entry form – which will be available shortly) 

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

To be eligible for inclusion film entries must be:
The original work of schools or groups or individuals aged from 7 to 18
Aged 7 to 12 for the Junior section,
Aged 13 to 18 for the Senior section
Completed after 20th of January, 2022 (National)
Completed after November 2021 (International)
15 mins or less in length (Senior section)
10 mins or less in length (Junior section) These times are inclusive of title and end credits
Submitted with a digital still, synopsis completed entry form, and fee* (€16 per film or less for multiple submissions)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

You can submit online through fresh film.ie  or submit with the printed/pdf entry form.
For paper / postal submissions you need to include: Your film on a USB Flash drive or emailed separately by LINK (via file share or online platform such as Vimeo or YouTube), remember to send us the best quality version of your film. You will also need your application fee (National submissions only).

7-12

Years

The junior category is open to individual young filmmakers and filmmaking groups. Whether you work alone, with friends, a teacher, or an adult filmmaker if you are aged 7-12 and have made a film then this category is for you.
Comedy, horror, drama, documentary, music video, animation we want to see them all
IRELANDS JUNIOR YOUNG FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

1st Prize – Award Plaque / Equipment
2nd Prize – Award Plaque
3rd Prize – Award Plaque

Prizes are awarded by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners, and educators. Highly commended awards given at the discretion of the judges to films that the jury want to recognise.
All winners receive a specially commissioned one-off award plaque and goody bag.
If you are an individual or an independent production team made up of friends and not associated with a youth film group, club, or school please complete the form for individual entry.
If you are from a youth film group, club or school please complete the form for group entry. The name of your group will appear in any printed material about your film.

You can submit online here or submit with the printed/pdf entry form.

 

 

 

The Senior category is open to individual young filmmakers and filmmaking groups. Whether you work alone, with friends, a teacher, or an adult filmmaker if you are aged 13-18  then this category is for you.

All styles and topics are accepted too 
IRELANDS YOUNG FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

1st Prize –  €1000 Award Plaque
2nd Prize – €700 Award Plaque
3rd Prize – €300 Award Plaque
Best School -Equipment and Award Plaque 
Best Group – Equipment and Award Plaque 

Prizes are awarded by our jury of industry professionals, young filmmakers and educators. Highly commended awards given at the discretion of the judges.
Winners receive a specially commissioned plaque and goody bag.
If you are an individual or an independent production team made up of friends and not associated with a youth film group, club, or school please select individual entry option.
If you are from a youth film group, club or school please select group entry. 

You can submit online here or submit with the pdf form.

 

13-18

Years

Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year

awards are adjudicated by our juries of industry professionals, young filmmakers, previous winners, and educators. Highly commended awards given at the discretion of the judges to films that the jury wishes to recognise.