Submissions now open as Dublin Feminist Film Festival returns 2021

One of the top festivals in the fair city of film will be returning this summer. Submissions are now open for short films for the Dublin Feminist Film Festival. For the last seven years, the festival has provided a platform for female filmmakers, aiming to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking by considering women both in front of and behind the camera. After taking a hiatus in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival will be back in August 2021 and they’ve put the call out for short films now.

DFFF is a celebratory festival with a commitment to inclusive and intersectional art as reflected in their programmes over the years , showcasing a range of work, from documentary to drama, short form to feature, including work by creators from a variety of national, ethnic, and class backgrounds, open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

The festival plans to run this year from August 20th – 22nd. It’s hard to know what the state of play will be like for cinemas in a few months time, but the Dublin Feminist Film Festival is planning for a blended approach, hoping to facilitate live, in-person screenings of this year’s shorts programme, restrictions permitting. IFI@Home will be on hand to provide the online venue for the festival’s films.

Submissions for shorts for this year’s festival are now open and will run until June 18th. The Dublin Feminist Film Festival always presents a theme for their programme, and for 2021 to reflect new networks of support that have developed over the past year, the theme of this year’s festival is CARE and CONNECTION. Shorts that touch on that theme in a variety of ways are welcome and preferred, though submissions don’t necessarily have to fit that theme exactly.

To submit a short and see the full list of rules and terms, check out the festival’s FilmFreeway page. Keep your eyes on Film In Dublin for more news in the months ahead for the Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2021.

Luke Dunne
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Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.


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