OPEN CALL: Irish Film Festival Berlin 2018 is now open for submissions


OPEN CALL: Irish Film Festival Berlin 2018 is now open for submissions

Posted: 8th August 2017

Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish Film Festival, is now accepting submissions from filmmakers for its 7th edition, which will take place on 15th-18th March 2018 in Moviemento Kino Berlin — Germany’s oldest cinema.

After a successful pilot screening this March in Düsseldorf, the festival also is planning a weekend-long event in the North Rhine-Westphalia capital on 10th-11th March in the Souterrain-Kellerkino.  

Since 2012, every March, Shebeen Flick presents a curated programme of Irish films without distribution in Germany alongside some favourite Irish classics.

Founder and Director of Shebeen Flick, Fernanda Parente said: “We had an amazing response from our first call for submissions last year and are very much looking forward to seeing what’s in store for 2018. Bringing the festival to Düsseldorf gives us an amazing opportunity to widen the reach of Irish Cinema within Germany.”

All submitted films will be considered for the programme in both cities. Both feature and short length films (live action, documentary, animation, music videos) are accepted. Productions may originate from anywhere in the world. Eligible films may be made by an Irish filmmaker, a filmmaker working in Ireland or a filmmaker of Irish heritage. If the filmmaker is not Irish, the content needs to focus on an Irish subject matter. 

Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only. For full details on how to submit visit

Submission Deadlines:

Earlybird Deadline 01.09.2017 

Regular Deadline 01.10.2017

Late Deadline 01.11.2017