The Richard Harris International Film Festival is now accepting submissions of the 2016 festival, which will be a 5 day event over the Bank Holiday weekend October 27th to 31st.
RHIFF strongly believes that the Irish film-making Diaspora should be encouraged to showcase their work in Ireland. They are currently the only film festival in Ireland which specifically encourages Irish filmmakers abroad to return and showcase their work.
As an international film festival, they have several categories that are open to non-Irish film-makers and welcome entries from all over the world, of both Feature Films and Short Films.
Screenings will include a Gala opening night screening, films chosen from international entries (with priority given to entries from the Irish Diaspora) and a Richard Harris retrospective screening.
The festival features a networking evening on the Saturday evening, offering an opportunity to mingle with fellow industry professionals – (both creative and representative). Hosts in 2015 were Ella Harris and Jamie Harris, (Marvel Agents of Shield,American Horror Story).
The Richard Harris International Film Festival includes a 1 minute monologue competition
The festival is accepting entries via FilmFreeway in the following categories:
Short Film (3 Sections)
Midwest Short Film Showcase
National and International short film showcase
Newport Beach Film Festival Competition – short-listed films in this category are eligible for selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival Irish Spotlight 2017.