WFT Ireland 2023 Short Film Showcase

Women in Film & Television Ireland are calling for entries for their annual Short Film Showcase, which takes place in IFI on Thursday 30 November 2023.  Now in its 4th year, the Short Film Showcase for 2023 will celebrate the range of artistic work and achievement created from modest budgets to larger budget short films by WFT Ireland members.  Deadline is 5pm on Friday 1 September.

In partnership with the Irish Film Institute and supported by Coimisiún na Meán, the annual event will be followed by an awards ceremony with stunning prizes for Best Writer, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography and Best Film.  The Showcase is eligible to all WFT members to celebrate and provide a platform for both emerging and established women’s voices in the industry. 

The WFT Ireland Best Cinematography Prize

  • Lighting Package for your next Short Film from Apollo Lightin
  • Grip Package for your next Short Film from Celtic Grips
  • One year of WFT Membership

The WFT Ireland Best Documentary Prize

  • One year of WFT Membership
  • Entry for the Docs Ireland Festival and Market Place 2024
  • A Feedback Session with WDM’s Head of talent initiatives and Lead producer of the Netflix’s Documentary Talent Fund – Elisabeth Hopper

The WFT Ireland Best Film Prize

  • A €500 bursary for your next film from Production People
  • One year of WFT Membership
  • A Colour Grade for your short film by Natalia Witkowska, Element Post Production
  • A Festival Pass for Dublin International Film Festival 2024

The WFT Ireland Best Film Runner Up Prize

  • One year of WFT Membership
  • A year’s membership to the IFI

The WFT Ireland Best Writer Award

  • Writers Guild Membership
  • Six Month Residency at the Tara Building
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • One Year of WFT Membership  

WFT Ireland is one of more than 50 Women in Film & Television International chapters and WIFT-partner chapters on six continents – all working for the same goal of gender balance in the media industry.  Chair of WFT Ireland, Dr Susan Liddy will step into role President of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) in coming weeks.

Further information on WFT Ireland membership here –

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