Rules & Regulations

IndieCork 2021 – Rules & Regulations

  • The festival takes place October 2nd to 16th 2022
  • Regular entry deadline is July 11th 2022
  • Late entry deadline is August 1st 2022

Please read carefully our Rules & Regulations below – this informs you about eligibility requirements and takes you through all stages of entry, selection and screening at IndieCork 2022.

1. Eligibility

Films should have been completed since October 1st 2020.

Any screenings in Ireland before IndieCork, must be listed on the entry form, so that we are aware of the screening history of your film please.

We welcome short films, documentaries and independent features. All genres are welcome including narrative, animation, experimental and fiction.

Films of all lengths are welcome, but for the purposes of the Short Film Competitions, only films of 30 minutes or under are eligible for competition.

2. Preview Screeners

Films may be submitted for pre-selection through online screening formats such as Vimeo or uploaded to relevant entry platforms.

3. Entry Procedure and Selection

We advise entrants to make the first (cheaper) deadline. A limited number of entries will be accepted up to August 1st as late entries.

Selected films will be notified throughout September and you will be asked to provide suitable film images for publication, plus technical information, and confirmation of the screening format.

When a film is selected we forward a Screening Agreement to the filmmaker or rights holder. This agreement gives your commitment to screen at IndieCork and has a deadline for completion and return. This provides clarity, reassurance and protection of both filmmaker and festival.

Please note that by entering your film, we take it on your good faith, that you will honour the commitment to screen at our festival. Therefore we do not accept late withdrawal of films from the festival on the basis of other festivals selection or requests, and request all parties to abide by the Screening Agreement.

4. Screening Copies – Physical and Online

Technical requirements will be communicated upon selection. Films not in the English language must be available with English subtitles.

5. Shipping of physical copies to IndieCork

Screening copies must arrive either digitally or hard copy in good time. This is important as all copies must be checked in advance of screening. If a physical copy, the cost of inbound copies of films must be borne by the print source.

Screening copies that are not digital files will be returned to the shipper by IndieCork within three weeks of the screening date. IndieCork will bear responsibility for outbound shipping only.

6. Promotional Material

Participation at IndieCork implies giving the festival permission to use promotional clips of the material up to 10% of the overall running time. Clips will be used in the context of the promotion of the festival and the film itself only.

7. Charges

We charge reasonable entry fees but if multiple films are being submitted, e.g. by a film agency or film school, please contact us at so that we can advise on a non-prohibitive rate.

Please note that IndieCork does not pay screening fees for films submitted to us. If you need clarification on any of the above, please contact us at


If you have any queries contact us at

Thank you! ☺