Opening & Award Night


Fingal Film Festival has been increasingly committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2012, when it introduced the Best Student Award as a new award to join our previous seven awards in 2013. In 2014 we introduced another award Best Irish Language Film award we aim to promote the Irish language through film by offering a platform to encourage and promoting the works of local film community and National, emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in the Irish language with a new approach.

There are now a total of 8 awards:

All of these awards will be driven by the submissions in 2014. Our aim is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals.

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Student – sponsored by Canon & BAI
  • Fingal Newcomer Media Award – Sponsored by Swords Express Cash Prize
  • Best Short Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Irish Language Film – TG4 will broadcast the winners film plus a three day Camera Equipment Hire package work 3,000.00 euro from Equipment Hire Ireland

Awards & Prize 2014

We have eight awards a year some of these awards have prizes attached this year and will be presented at the award ceremony night which is held at the end of the festival on the final night.


swords express

Newcomer in fingal Award

Swords Express will present on the award night ceremony to the winner 500.00 cash prize


Irish Language award

TG4 our national broadcaster is sponsoring our Irish Language award

The final winner will broadcast their film on TG4 ,one of our national broadcasters also a three day Camera Equipment hire package worth 3,000.00 euro from Film Equipment Ireland.

Terms and Conditions with this prize :

Irish Language Film Award


– Film Equipment Hire Ireland buy valium online no rx would like to mention shooting kit at their discretion and winners must adhere to their terms and conditions which are listed on Film Equipment Ireland website – The equipment prize 3 x day shoot should be filmed in locations in Fingal

– TG4 have agreed to broadcast the Winners film based on film delivery being of broadcast quality at winners expense. All Irish language short films submitted in 2014 must have English subtitles


Best Student Film Award

Canon this year is sponsoring our Best Student Film Award 2014

(Canon voucher worth 500.00 euro will be presented on the award night) last year BCFE Ballyfermot College, Dublin won this award for “ Kill Screen “ short drama film . In the coming years we hope to develop this student award Internationally.

Panel for FFF 2014 have been confirmed , Rob Cullen Founder & Creative Director Boulder Media LTD, Mícheál Ó Meallaigh Director of Commissioning TG4 and Ciaran Tanham Director of Photography ISC. The panel is considered independent from Fingal Film Festival that make decisions on each category of film of the independent awards at the Fingal Film Festival.

The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly, the independent Panel award their awards alongside different criteria, in accordance with the special intention linked to each award.At the end of our festival, the award night is a celebration of the art of film, those who have contributed in 2014 by submitting their films to Fingal Film Festival and of course the final winners of each category for 2014.

The Official Awards Ceramony night for 2014 will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the 28th September Sunday , awards will be presented at the festival closing Award Night 2014 the venue Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport 28th September Sunday doors open at 8pm ( Tickets Limited )