About

The National Irish Science Fiction Film Festival

 

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Golden Blasters (The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards) is a film festival dedicated to short science fiction, fantasy and horror stories. We aim to bring the best speculative fiction around and expose more people to the wonderful art of the short film.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival, in its Ninth year, will be taking submissions from the general public for the short film competition, as well as for our script competition from March 2017 onwards. The Festival is held annually at The National Irish Science Fiction Convention, Octocon, and this year is no exception.
We take submissions from anywhere in the world, and the winners are selected by audience vote and the deliberations of our panel of judges. Listen to the Director of the Festival John Vaughan speak about why genre short films & scripts.

You can listen to our Film Festival Director John Vaughn being interviewed about the festival below.

Rules For Entry

SCRIPT FORMAT

Scripts can be up to twenty pages in length (this is a shorts
competition) and must be in the correct format (Courier, font size 12).

SHORT FILMS

Films can be as short as you like, however the ideal maximum running time should be 12 to 18 minutes … this is dedicated to the art of the short … we will look at films that run a minute or two longer than that and will consider them if their quality is high enough. Shorts can be dedicated to horror, science fiction and fantasy, and can be a mixture of live action, animation and music video.

Short Film Exhibition Format
Can be filmed on 35, 16 mm or video but entries must must be on DVD, CD-ROM, or Digital Download the same with exhibition copies. We ask for two copies of any physical media sent.

All packages should be sent by regular post and NOT by courier/registered post

Submissions can be made via
      432706417

News

It is the 1st of March 2017 and you are invited to submit your short film or screenplay to this year’s National Irish Science fiction Film Awards.

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