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IFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy) Affiliated International Film Festival located in Limerick, the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way,
RHIFF is part of the Global Irish Festival Series -supported by Failte Ireland.
We strongly believe that the Irish film-making Diaspora should be encouraged to showcase their work here in Ireland.
We are currently the only Film Festival in Ireland which specifically encourages Irish Filmmakers abroad to return and showcase their work.
Screenings include feature and short films and documentaries chosen from International entries, with priority given to entries from the Irish Diaspora. We also screen a Richard Harris retrospective film.
Animation is accepted for all categories and is included for consideration for an award.
There are 4 categories for short film.
1. National and International short film showcase.
(Please mark clearly on your submission if your film has a tangible link to the Midwest of Ireland as an Award for this category will be presented at #RHIFF2021)
2. Newport Beach Film Festival Competition - our short-listed films in this category are eligible for selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival Irish Spotlight.
3. Student Competition - Open to current students and recent graduates, please upload a copy of your student ID / signed stamped letter from your college when submitting your film to FilmFreeway. Any queries can be directed to email@example.com.