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Submissions Deadline for IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2020 Thursday, April 9th


The Irish Film & Television Academy is currently accepting submissions for consideration for the 2020 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which celebrates the best of Feature Film, TV Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. The Deadline for submissions is 5.30pm, Thursday, April 9th.

Following the launch of the Academy’s Five Year Strategic Development plan (2020-2024) on January 29th, IFTA outlined its intention to open Call For Entries for the 2020 Awards Ceremony (scheduled for June 5th) with submissions now underway. Deadline for submissions is April 9th 2020.

The IFTA - ONLINE VIEWING SEASON will open for Members on April 15th (viewing & voting). Nominees will be announced on May 15th.

The 2020 Awards covers a 24-month eligibility period, from 1st February 2018 – January 31st 2020.

Submissions are open to Irish and international projects which have screened theatrically or at festivals (whether internationally or in Ireland) or have been either released or broadcast between the 1st February 2018 and 31th Jan 2020. Submissions can be made on the IFTA submission portal below.

Click here to make a submission to the 2020 IFTA Film & Drama Awards.

The Academy will continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic, adhering to all Government advice regarding public gatherings, events and travel etc. The safety and wellbeing of the IFTA community is paramount in this regard, and we will take our responsibility very seriously to ensure the welfare of our members, staff and visitors in the scheduling of all Academy events.

Applicants can contact the Irish Academy on submissions@ifta.ie or Telephone: 01-9053599

Submissions Categories

  • Feature Film
  • Director Film
  • Scriptwriter Film
  • Actor in a Lead Role in Film
  • Actress in a Lead Role in Film
  • Actor in a Supporting Role in Film
  • Actress in a Supporting Role in Film
  • Television Drama
  • Director Drama
  • Writer Drama
  • Actor in a Lead Role in Drama
  • Actress in a Lead Role in Drama
  • Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama
  • Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama
  • George Morrison Feature Documentary
  • Live Action Short Film
  • Animation Short Film
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Editing
  • Original Score
  • Production Design
  • M.A.C. Make-Up & Hair
  • Sound
  • VFX

Click here to make a submission to the IFTA Film & Drama Awards.