We are now open for Entries
This year we have partnered with FilmFreeway to collect Entries for the 2017 show. The entry fee is $50 per category.
Short Film Categories
- Best Short Film under 15 mins
- Best Short Film under 5 mins
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Animated Short
- Free Thinkers Award
- Best Direction
- Best Writing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Irish Short Film
- Best Editing
- Best Post Production SFX
- Best Animation
- Best Production Design
- Best Casting
- Best Acting Performance
- Best Sound
- Best Original Music
- Best Irish Direction
Short Film Entry Rules
- You agree that The Film may be screened to a private audience at the Festival on 21 Sept 2017.
- The Film must have been “completed” and “aired" no earlier than 1st January 2016.
- We do accept films that have been published on the internet as well as films on the short film circuit.
- You grant us permission, if requested, to use a still image (of your choice) for publicity purposes on our website and social media pages.
- The Film should be no longer than 15 minutes excluding Opening Titles and Credits. No Colour Bars or Black Sequences before or after The Film.
- Any film that has been entered into a previous Sharks Shorts festival is not eligible.
- Optional: English Subtitles will help the jurors “understand” Films submitted in their Original Language.
- The Film will be pre-judged during August 17 to create a manageable shortlist for our Jurors to Judge. This will be done by the staff and management team at Kinsale Sharks who are a collection of independent writers, director and producers. We will email confirmation The Film has been received for consideration.
- Closing date for entries is 31 August 17.
- If your Film is selected for judging we will contact you by 8 September 2017.
- You agree that all copyrights and permissions have been obtained and that you have fully complied with Vimeo’s Terms and Conditions.