Shark Shorts

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.