Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

DISFMF // Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

9th edition

Oct 09 - Oct 11, 2020
Dublin, Ireland

Open Call Nov 24, 2019 - Aug 30, 2020  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.
Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials.
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival celebrates the artistic, educational and historical importance of short films and music. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking.

DISFMF is the largest independent short film festival in Ireland, in 2020 we are celebrating the 9th anniversary.
In 2019 we screened 106 short films from all over the world, the festival has brought established, emerging and award-winning filmmakers to the public attention.

Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.

We are an independent film festival and DISFMF is conducted from the independent film maker point of view, we don’t spend half of our budget inviting any big stars but we want every film maker attending the festival to feel like a star because they are the ones who worked hard to see the projects ready.
Director and producer from each film selected will benefit free entry to all the venues and screenings.
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Festival website http://www.disfmf.ie

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Animation 2020 Best International Short 2020 Comedy 2020 Documentary 2020 Horror Short Film Irish Short 2020 LGBTQ Music Video 2020 Student 2020
Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Nov 24, 2019

Early bird deadline: May 14, 2020
Regular deadline: Jun 04, 2020
Late deadline: Aug 30, 2020

Notification date: Sep 04, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 23.00 to 28.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.00 EUR cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Paintings
Films that have been produced after 1 January 2016
Projects may originate anywhere in the world, but either the dialogue OR the subtitles must be in English.
No premiere requirements.
All filmmakers pay the same entry fee. No student discounts or waivers. All entry fees are non-refundable.
We will accept films of nearly every type and style, such as music videos, documentaries, horror, comedy, narrative stories, drama… etc, with the following restrictions: No unfinished, in-progress, or rough cuts projects will be accepted by our judges.
We will accept ONE VERSION of your entry only. We will NOT accept “updated” cuts such as “new sound mix”, “new effects added”, etc.
Entries must be received by 30 August 2020
Entries should not exceed 35 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 1 extra minute.
I agree that DISFMF can do up to 2 screening during the festival.
The Festival may use excerpts from competition films (up to 10% of the length of the film, but no more than three minutes) to promote the Festival on television and the Internet.
The number of entries by one author is not limited.
Films that promote violence, race, and religion or gender discrimination or contain explicit drug advertisement are barred from the Festival programme.
A film that has been applied cannot be withdrawn from the festival, unless the Festival management decides otherwise.
Screening copy: MP4 or MOV in h264 codec!
All kinds of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Animation, Art-house, Black Comedy, Children/Family, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical, Melodrama, Crime & Gangster, Biopics, Film-Noir, Road Films, Super-Heroes, Super-Natural, Independent, Music Video, Musical, Reality, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Silent, Sport, Student, Thriller/Suspanse, TV, and more.


Festival Dates 9th to 11th October 2020
Entry Fees: 25 Euro

Submissions Deadlines
Early Deadline: 14 May – 25 Euro
Regular Deadline: 4 June – 25 Euro
Extended Deadline 30 August - 35 Euro
Notification date: September 4th, 2020

In competition, Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival makes the following awards:
o Best International Short
o Best Director
o Best Script
o Best Music Video
o Best Horror
o Best Comedy
o Best Animation
o Best Sound Design
o Best Score/Music
o Best Student
o Best Irish Short
o Best Actor
o Best Actress
o Best Documentary

The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.