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Irish Film Festival, Boston’s Call for Entries Deadline Extended

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Deadline: 15th December 2015

Irish Film Festival Boston is extending their call for entries for their 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, which takes place March 10-13, 2016 in Somerville, MA.

“Due to the unprecedented number of requests from Irish filmmakers this year, we have extended our regular deadline to December 15th, 2015, with later submission dates available under the Withoutabox.com forum till the end of the year”, says Festival Producer, Siobhan Fanning. “We are also happy to view “Works in Progress/Rough Cuts,” she adds. “We understand a lot of projects are still in the making for the 2016 celebrations of Independence.”

Entries are being accepted in three categories: the Breakthrough Feature Award which honors those filmmakers who’s feature films represent the Best of Ireland and the Irish on Screen, the Global Vision Documentary Award is given to work that challenges, highlights or explores global issues with a unique Irish perspective. The Short Fiction/Doc/Animation category 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 and meetings with distributors. Awards will be presented during the festival following a special screening of the winning films.

Discounts for IFTN members are available as well as later submission dates through withoutabox.com. Full details can be found at www.irishfilmfestival.com.