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Irish Film Festival, Boston, Announces Call for Entries
05 Nov 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Irish filmmakers are invited to submit entries to the Irish Film Festival, Boston, set to take place from 20th–23rd March 2014, with an early bird deadline announced of 15th November.

Entries are being sought in the categories of: ‘Best Breakthrough Feature’, ‘Most Inspiring Best Short/Animation’ & the ‘Global Vision Best Documentary’ – with winners to receive flights and accommodation, and the chance to showcase their work to US distributors.

Founded in 1999, the Irish Film Festival, Boston, has screened over 400 Irish films to date, with high-profile guests in previous years including Jim Sheridan, Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson and John Boorman.

Recent Irish success stories at the festival include ‘Stella Days’, directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan and starring Stephen Rea, which received its US premiere; Frank Berry’s ‘Ballymun Lullaby’; and Ed Godsell's documentary ‘Road to Moneygall’ about Henry Healy’s efforts to bring President Obama to his ancestral home village.

Irish short films have also consistently performed strongly at the festival with past screenings including 'The Shore', Terry George’s Oscar-winning short, and ‘Behold the Lamb’, directed by John McIlduff and starring ‘Moone Boy’ actress Aoife Duffin.

The regular submission deadline for entry is 30th December, with further details available by clicking on the link here.

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