Submit to Virgin Media DIFF!

Every year the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival presents a diverse programme of feature films, documentaries and shorts. We pride ourselves on supporting talent in all its forms, and we welcome applications from both new and experienced filmmakers, from anywhere in the world. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about submitting your film. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or a fresh new voice, we look forward to receiving your work!

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Feature Films & Documentaries

Submission requirements

Runtime: minimum 60 minutes
Features can be: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Family (Fantastic Flix)
Completion Date: Projects completed after 1 September 2019
Place of Origin: Projects may originate from anywhere in the world. All non-English-speaking films must have English subtitles.
Premiere Status: Projects must be a premiere in Ireland. Films available publicly online will not be accepted.
Distribution Status: Projects may have distribution.

Submission deadlines

Earlybird deadline: 12 June 2020
Regular deadline: 14 August 2020
Late deadline: 18 September 2020
Extended deadline: 16 October 2020 (midnight)

Submission fees

Earlybird: $35 USD
Regular: $45 USD
Late/extended: $65 USD

Short Films

Submission requirements

Runtime: maximum 30 minutes
Shorts can be: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Family (Fantastic Flix)
Completion Date: Projects completed after 1 September 2019
Place of Origin: Projects may originate from anywhere in the world. All non-English-speaking films must have English subtitles.
Premiere Status: Projects must be a premiere in Dublin. Films available publicly online will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines

Earlybird deadline: 12 June 2020
Regular deadline: 14 August 2020
Late deadline: 18 September 2020
Extended deadline: 16 October 2020 (midnight)

Submission fees

All short film submissions: $35 USD

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