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Call for Entries for Irish Film Festival Boston

Irish Film Festival Boston 2

Deadline November 15th

Irish Film Festival, Boston is pleased to announce its Call for Entries for the 16th annual Irish film festival. The film festival takes place March 10th to 13thnd, 2016 in Somerville, MA.

There is an early bird deadline of October 15th, 2015 for entries while the regular submission deadline is November 15th, 2015. Discounts for IFTN members are available. Full details can be found at Entries are accepted through

Entries are being accepted for three categories: the Breakthrough Feature Award honors those filmmakers who’s feature films represent Best of Ireland and the Irish on Screen while the Global Vision Documentary awards work that challenges, highlights or explores global issues. The Short Fiction/Animation awards a piece of work that represents the best of Irish Film a hundred years after Independence. The winning film in this short category will headline our “Sixteen in Sixteen” short film program at the festival in March 2016. Winners in each category will receive flight and accommodation to attend the event, as well as various other prizes awarded by festival partners and sponsors. Awards will be presented during the festival following a special screening of the winning films.

The BIFF Awards were inaugurated in 2003 to honor those filmmakers whose work represents the very best of Ireland and the Irish on screen. Irish cinema has emerged as a dynamic global phenomenon, expressing a culture focused on the island of Ireland but spread out to all four corners of the globe. Encompassing a near-limitless array of experiences and aspirations, Irish filmmakers from around the world challenge traditional notions of Irishness and force us to expand our understandings of what it means to be Irish in the 21st century.