Kerry Film Festival is now accepting short and feature film submissions. In its 18th year, Kerry Film Festival will screen and promote exceptional short films from around the world and will continue to provide an audience for music documentary films, selected feature films and a schools film programme.

Kerry Film Festival, which takes place from 19th to 22nd October 2017, is now inviting entries for short films in categories: Best Irish Narrative, Best International Narrative, Best Original Score, Best Documentary, Best Student, Best Animated Film and Best Kerry Connection. For the first time, the Kerry Film Festival is accepting submissions for Feature Films to screen at the festival in 2017.

Kerry Film Festival 2016

Assembled guests at the Kerry Film Festival 2016 opening film Making It.

KFF has previously featured successful shorts such as the Oscar® short-listed Head over Heels and Oscar® winner Mr Hublot and 2016 Oscar® winner STUTTERER. Filmmakers will have the chance for their work to be seen by a prestigious panel of adjudicators which has in recent years included Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary, directors Lenny Abrahamson and Paul Greengrass, and producer Finola Dwyer.

KFF 2016 saw the introduction of the Short Film Market in Killarney which brought industry speakers and guests including Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, Jim Cummings to the festival. The aim of the Short Film Market was to encourage industry professionals to network, participate in masterclasses and workshops and to attend panel discussions on areas affecting short film production.

Closing date for submissions to the 2017 competition is July 14th 2017. For more see

All submissions are via Film Freeway.

Short film submissions are open for KFF 2017 and we are now accepting feature film submissions. In 2016, KFF opened and closed the festival with two independent feature films and considering an increased demand from our audience, we now look forward to viewing submissions from filmmakers who are producing feature films
Maeve McGrath, Artistic Director of the Kerry Film Festival

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