Fresh Film Festival


Years running: 26 (since 1997)

Fresh Film Festival

Film Festival for young filmmakers under the age 18.


Fresh Film Festival is the place for all you aspiring young filmmakers to have your masterpieces screened in front of captive audiences, get invaluable feedback, see the latest inspiring feature films, take part in workshops and enter for consideration in the Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Competition annually. Organizers programme events year round and try to keep abreast of what’s happening with youth film abroad. We love to hear what Irish young filmmakers are up to and provide support in any way we can. So get in touch and keep an eye on the website for upcoming events and opportunities!


  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes will be awarded to the best International entries;
  • The Radharc Award at Fresh will be presented to the best documentary film that reflects the values of Radharc films.


  • The original work of schools, groups or individuals aged 7 to 18.
  • Made by 7 to 12 year olds for the Junior competition or 13 to 18 year olds for the Senior competition.
  • 15 mins or less (Senior), 10 mins or less (Junior).
  • Completed after November, 2019.
  • Online entry available on our website.

The following list of things must be included with your entry.

  • Your film via DVD or USB Flash drive 
or link for online entries.
  • A digital still image from your film – Email the image from your film to with the subject line IYFMY + [add your film title here]
  • A synopsis of your film of no more than three lines of text email with the digital still to
  • A completed application form or online entry form
  • A completed release form 
(The section below the printed and included on the online application form)

Selection Media Type: DVD, USB or link

Screening Media Type: DVD, miniDV

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director — Jayne Foley





Limerick, Dublin, Cork, Galway

Official Website



Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year
Fresh Film Festival
1 John’s Square, Limerick, Ireland

Tel/ Fax: +353 (0)61 319555

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    February 22, 2021
  • Event Dates
    22 — 28 March 2021
Categories & Fees

Made by 7 to 18 year olds (15 mins or less) Animation, Documentary, Drama

  • Deadline — free
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