Judging Policy for 2018 Submission Entries


All submissions are screened and evaluated by the FFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential.

After the films have been evaluated and scored by the Preview Selection Committees, submitters will be advised as to whether or not their film has been selected to go further in the competition.   Those films chosen for competition will also be screened in our main venues, The Parish Hall and/or Schull Harbour Hotel and our Distributed Cinemas.

The competition short list in each category, to be announced late on Saturday 26th May 2018, will be chosen by the Category Judges and will be posted on our website, on our Facebook page and in the Box Office window. The shortlisted films will be shown on Sunday (27th) in the main venues from 9am to 5pm.

The winning films in each category will then be chosen from this short list and announced at our prize giving ceremony on the evening of Sunday 27th May 2018.

2018 Category Judges

Best Irish Film: to be advised
Best International Short Film: to be advised
Best Junior Filmmaker (U19): to be advised
Best in Cork: to be advised
Best Drama: to be advised
Best Comedy: to be advised
Best Documentary: to be advised
Best Art House: to be advised
Best Animation: to be advised
Best Direction: to be advised
Best Screenplay: to be advised
Best Original Music: to be advised
Best Sound Design: to be advised
Best Cinematography: to be advised
Best Editing: to be advised