Submission Deadline for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards is Friday, 17 November


Submission Deadline for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards is Friday, 17 November

Posted: 8th November 2017

Following what has been a strong year for Irish productions on screen, the Irish Film & Television Academy is accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama ceremony which celebrates the best of Feature Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday, 17 November.

The 2018 Awards marks the big 15th Year Anniversary of the annual awards which celebrates the achievements of Irish creative talent, in front and behind the camera.  Submissions are open to Irish people working on Irish and international projects which have screened theatrically (whether internationally or in Ireland at festivals or released, etc.) or have been broadcast between eligibility period of 1st Jan 2017 and 31th Jan 2018.

Contact the Submissions Desk at IFTA — either by phone: 019053599 or email:

15th Anniversary Year
The IFTA Film & Drama Awards take place on Thursday 15th February  (immediately prior to EFM at Berlin, and the BAFTA Film Awards), and will be broadcast primetime on RTÉ One.  2018 marks the big 15th Anniversary Year for the annual Awards. The positioning of the Awards into the international Awards season in February is part of the Academy's new phase of development for the industry which also includes the re-positioning of the IFTA Gala Television Awards into April on the annual Calendar of events.  This new move will see IFTA working very closely with BAFTA across their respective Awards ceremonies which will take place on the same week. 

About IFTA
The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is the all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage, recognise and reward excellence in Irish Film and Television and to provide a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry. As part of this remit, the Academy also organises c 50 industry events each year within its industry Learning Programme which have recently included some of the world's most respected filmmakers, such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Moore and Liam Neeson, and the upcoming 15th Anniversary Year will see an expanded lineup of exciting high profile talent and events throughout the year of 2018.