• SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED •
We showcase Irish films and films by Ireland-based filmmakers. The four-day Festival is based in Washington, D.C. at American Film Institute's Silver Theatre & Cultural Center (Silver Spring MD). We are supported by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and Screen Ireland.
The Festival also enjoys support from the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau.
CIFF 2023 will run from March 2 — 5, co-presented with the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
Films accepted for the festival will be notified by late January 2023.
Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival accepts submissions of features, documentaries, shorts, and animations, from Ireland-based filmmakers.
CIFF accepts submissions in both English and Irish (with English subtitles provided).
Submissions are open from July through October 31st, 2022.
We can screen from Vimeo or YouTube formats but will require DCP format for those films selected for inclusion in the Festival.
All images submitted to help promote the film will be available for the Festival to reproduce in advertising and Festival programs without payment to submitters or any partners involved in the production of such images.