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, 2014 in 2015 we introduced another award Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr 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 NINE awards EVERY YEAR:
All of these awards are driven by the submissions . 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.
Awards this year are in the following categories :
- Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award ( Director – Writer – Producer – Actor ) has to be part of the Fingal Area to apply – Sponsors Cash Prize
- Best Short Film
- Best International Film
- Best Animation Film
- Best Student Film – Sponsors Film Equipment Ireland voucher worth 1000.00 euro
- Best Documentary
- Best Feature Film
- Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr – Sponsors TG4 & Foras na Gaeilge winning film will be broadcast on TG4 plus cash prize
- Outstanding Achievement in Media Award – ( Documentary – Director – Writer – Artist – Producer )
Newcomer in Fingal Award sponsored by local community
We will present on the award night ceremony to the winner cash prize this award supports local emerging artists
TG4 our national broadcaster & Foras na Gaeilge is sponsoring our Irish Language award
The final winner will broadcast their film on TG4 plus cash prize .Terms and Conditions with this prize :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 2015 must have English subtitles
Best Student Film Award – Sponsored by Film Equipment Hire Ireland
Film Equipment Hire Ireland 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 –www.filmequipmenthire.com. The equipment 1000.00 euro voucher prize
InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
The Panel 2016
Fingal Film Festival Panel – Laura Ní Cheallaigh Commissioning Editor TG4 and Ciaran Tanham Director of Photography ISC. Our Animation section this year is run by Treehouse Republic who will form part of the panel.