18th Annual

Kerry Film Festival

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017


Category

Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Euro

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 11, 2016
Regular Discounted
Late Deadline
July 11, 2016
Regular Discounted
Regular Deadline
July 21, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 18.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 22, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after July 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT

BEST IRISH NARRATIVE SHORT

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

BEST STUDENT SHORT

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST OF KERRY CONNECTION

BEST ANIMATION

Category Rules

Kerry Film Festival, which takes place from 19th to 22nd October, is now inviting entries for its short film competition in the following categories:

BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT
BEST IRISH NARRATIVE SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST STUDENT SHORT
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST OF KERRY CONNECTION
BEST ANIMATION

KFF has previously featured successful shorts such as the Oscar® short-listed “Head over Heels” in 2012 and the 2014 Oscar® winner “Mr Hublot” and 2016 Oscar® winner "STUTTERER". Four short films that screened at KFF in 2016 are nominated for the IFTA awards in 2017.

Emerging filmmakers are at the core of the Kerry Film Festival programme, with the short film competition geared towards showcasing their work and bringing it to a wider audience both at home and throughout a growing network of partner festivals across the globe.

Filmmakers will have the chance for their work to be seen by a prestigious panel of adjudicators which has in recent years included leading lights such as Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary, Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, Jim Cummings, Directors Lenny Abrahamson and Paul Greengrass and Producer Finola Dwyer.

For the first time, the Kerry Film Festival is accepting submissions for Feature Films to screen at the festival in 2017. Feature films will be screened out of competition and it is important to note that programme slots for feature films are limited.

Final deadline for open submissions is extended to 21st July 2017 for all categories.

Each submission must be accompanied by a HIGH RES STILL IMAGE (not a poster image) and a 15 WORD SYNOPSIS. Please include a cover note if possible. We are keen to know more about you and your film.

For the Made in Kerry Connection programme we would like to know about the Kerry link to your film. Is your editor from Kerry? Was your film made in Kerry. Tell us!

Please let us know if your film has an original score. Add a note in the cover letter. We have an award for Best Original Score!

KFF only accepts short films of NO LONGER than 20 minutes. (Including titles & credits)
Feature Films must be 60 minutes or over.
Films, not in the English language must have subtitles.

Only films completed after July 2016 will be accepted for KFF 2017.

The selection and scheduling of all films screened at KFF 2017 is entirely at the discretion of the Festival Director and the Judging Panel.

Due to the large amount of submissions received KFF cannot enter into any discussion regarding films that are not selected for the 2017 edition of the festival. In 2017, the festival is unable to send personal emails regarding films that are not selected and notification regarding the status of selection will be made via Film Freeway notification.

Selected films will be announced on the KFF website and in the media.

The screening format for short film at KFF is DCP only. If selected the festival will request a DCP.

If a DCP is unavailable the festival will request a ProRes 422 or ProRes LT Quicktime file with the following specifications only:

Frame size - 1920 x 1080
Frame rate - 24fps or 25fps

Audio 48khz 24bit stereo or 5.1

or

A H.264 file with the following specifications:
Frame size - 1920 x 1080
Frame rate - 24fps or 25fps
Bit rate - 12000kbps to 35000kbps.

Audio 48khz 24bit stereo

If selected, any web links used to transfer accepted formats should remain active until we have confirmed that we have downloaded and tested the film. Alternative versions will be required where it is evident that the technical requirements are not being met. Failure to adhere to the technical requirements may result in films not being screened.

Screening format for Feature Films will be DCP only and must be provided by the applicant if selected.

KFF will liaise with the filmmaker regarding screening formats after final decisions have been taken. Please check the email you submit your film with regularly. This is the method we will use to contact you. If there is no response to our emails, KFF reserve the right to withdraw selection for KFF17.

All winning short films will be included on a compilation after the festival to be used for PR and exhibition purposes at KFF partner festivals. Please notify KFF in writing with your submission if you do not wish to be included in the post-festival compilation opportunity offered to winners. For a full list of partner festivals please contact KFF.

Images and press packs will be requested upon selection. These will be used for promotional purposes not limited to press, online media, television, radio and any other media platform.

Television and Internet broadcasting: Taking part in KFF implies allowing broadcasting on Irish and foreign televisions and on the Internet (extracts limited to and not exceeding 3 mins) for the purpose of promoting the festival.

Final deadline for open submissions is 21st July 2017 for all film categories. Due to the multi-location structure of KFF, accepted short films may be presented at more than one screening during the festival. Filmmakers will be informed of screening times and locations on completion of the 2017 programme.

PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR WAIVERS. WE CANNOT REPY TO EMAILS REQUESTING WAIVERS.

KFF does not pay screening fees. We request that applicants submit to Kerry Film Festival only through the Film Freeway portal. We do not accept DVD's, online links by email etc. The festival has a small seasonal staff and we are not in a position to accept submissions in any other way than Film Freeway. This allows our judging panel to view and select films in a fair manner.

On submitting to the festival the applicant understands that he/she has legal right to submit the film including ensuring all clearances have been obtained. By submitting to the festival the applicant agrees to the rules and terms.