Físín Irish Scriptwriting Competition open for submissions

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

An open invitation for submissions of a short film proposal in the Irish language.

The project targets and encourages filmmaking in Irish. The Físín competition does not favour any particular genre and is open to submissions in all categories.

The competition has a cash prize of €5,000 to the overall winner. The winner will also receive €2,000 worth of film equipment hire from Vast Valley Ltd. Vast Valley Ltd. provide equipment and support for feature films, TV drama and commercials. They supply cameras, lenses, accessories and grip equipment and are located in Dublin 2 and Belfast.

First Stage
We are inviting you to submit an idea for a short film in Irish. We will select up to 10 of the best entries for a script and production development weekend in Dingle in November 2018.

What we need from you at this stage by email is:

Deadline for submitting ideas – 26th October 2018

Key Dates:

  • First Stage/Entry Deadline: 26th October 2018
  • Notification to successful entrants: 9th November 2018
  • Second Stage/Development weekend: 23rd-25th November 2018
  • Re-Submission Deadline:14th January 2019
  • Notification to successful entrants: 11th February 2019
  • Final Stage/Live Pitches: 24th March 2019
  • Winner Announced:24th March 2019
  • Festival Dates:21st – 24th March 2019

Enter now!