We are delighted to announce Sunniva O'Flynn as our first guest of the Festival in May.

Sunniva O'Flynn, Head of IFI’s Irish Film Programming was appointed curator of the IFI in early 2008. She has worked in the National Film Archives at the IFI for twenty years. The seasoned film expert studied film archiving at the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute in London and later at Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, Germany.

The IFI archive, which contains over 30,000 cans of film, is an immense collection of professional and amateur productions that includes films from the turn of the century to the present day. Sunniva’s experience means she has a wide knowledge of contemporary and classic Irish film and is more than qualified to curate film packages tailored to any exhibitor or a festival’s needs.

'West Cork on Camera'.

During the Festival in May, Sunniva will be curating a selected archive of films featuring West Cork.

Deadline for short film submissions has passed, with just short of 500 films having been received. Judging is ongoing with notifications of films making it through to competition going out on the 14th of March. Wishing you all the very best of luck.
Script submissions will be accepted up until midnight on the 1st of March. Be sure to read the rules and regulations before submitting. Check out David Puttnam extolling the virtues of the competition here.  https://vimeo.com/767890941
Further information and to submit your script