Central Arts, Friday 22nd November – Sunday 24th November


The 13th Waterford Film Festival is now open for submissions! Last year the festival saw an amazing response from filmmakers and writers with a record breaking amount of submissions for the film and screenplay competition. Filmmakers and writers submitted from 30 countries from across the globe.

2019’s festival will be the second year that Central Arts will host the Annual 3 day event in their relaxed and intimate screening room.

Since the festival started in 2007, more than 600 films from local, national and international filmmakers. The festival also holds a screenplay competition. The Waterford Film Festival is the first film festival in the Republic of Ireland to hold a short screenplay competition.

The script competition is to encourage and support writers and every year we select up to 25 finalists and one of the prizes for the overall winner is access to filmmaking equipment and editing facilities with our partners at FilmLab Waterford.

The festival is a big supporter of independent film as well as films made by 1st time writers/producers/directors. Each year the festival screens a mix of professional films, 1st time filmmakers and student productions.

Submissions for 20019 are now open and may be submitted online by following this link. Please read and adhere to all the rules stated and a submission fee of €15 is also required. The regular deadline for submissions is the 8th July 2019.

Waterford Film Festival, C/O Central Arts, 123A parade Quay, Waterford.         

Tel: +353(0)86 6504967

Web: waterfordfilmfestival.net/

Festival Director (Stephen Byrne)  Email: director@waterfordfilmfestival.net

Festival Coordinator (Cormac Ó Briain) Email: coordinator@waterfordfilmfestival.net


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