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Catalyst Student Short Film is a national award and is designed to recognize and celebrate the work of emerging student filmmakers from across the country. Catalyst Student Short Film is a national award and is designed to recognize and celebrate the work of emerging student filmmakers from across the country.

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Catalyst International Film Festival announce new Catalyst Student Short Film Award in association with TUS

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Catalyst Student Short Film is a national award and is designed to recognize and celebrate the work of emerging student filmmakers from across the country.

Catalyst Student Short Film Award is in association with TUS Digital Arts and Media Department

Catalyst Student Short Film Award is open to all students currently enrolled in a film programme at a recognized educational institution
Catalyst Student Short Film Award is open to all students currently enrolled in a film programme at a recognized educational institution

Ireland’s Flagship EDI Film Festival, Catalyst International Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of its new Catalyst Student Short Film Award in association with TUS Digital Arts and Media Department, Limerick.

The Catalyst Student Short Film Award is a national award and is designed to recognize and celebrate the work of emerging student filmmakers from across the country.

Catalyst International Film Festival is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the film industry, and this award is a key part of that mission. The festival is keen to engage with emerging filmmakers, ‘new’ rather than inevitably ‘young’, in order to broaden the horizons of potential future filmmakers and audience members.


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The National Student Short Film Award is open to all students currently enrolled in a film programme at a recognized educational institution. Films must be no longer than 20 minutes, including titles and credits, and must be submitted through FilmFreeway.

All Catalyst Award Judges comprise esteemed professionals and experts from the film industry, guaranteeing that the work of the finalists will be showcased to pertinent industry figures, thereby presenting an exceptional opportunity for the winning filmmaker. Previous Catalyst Awards Judges include Colm Bairéad, Rebecca Daly, Frank Berry, Ursula Rani Sarma, Paddy Breathnach, Nell Roddy.

The winning film will be screened at the festival and the winning filmmaker will receive €1000 (Kindly sponsored by TUS Digital Arts and Media Department, Limerick). (More prizes TBC)

“We are thrilled to launch this new Award in association with TUS” said Dr Susan Liddy, Director of Catalyst. “We believe that talent is plentiful but opportunities can be limited, and we are committed to supporting emerging filmmakers from all backgrounds. We look forward to seeing the submissions and celebrating the work of the next generation of filmmakers.”

James Greenslade, Head of Department, Digital Arts and Media, TUS, added: “Empowering emerging filmmakers to share their diverse narratives and voices is not just a celebration of their talent but a pivotal step in shaping a more inclusive and expansive film landscape. Through this platform, we embrace the power of film to inspire, connect, and pave the way for the future of storytelling.”

Submission Deadline: 06 February 2024 | Festival Dates: 18-20 April 2024 |

For more information and to submit a film go HERE 

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