UCD Film and Video Society Film Competition: Ireland and Canada


Part of “Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years”

A Conference Presented by

The Craig Dobbin Chair in Canadian Studies and the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies


The UCD Film and Video Society, in conjunction with the Craig Dobbin Chair in Canadian Studies  and the Centre for Canadian Studies, is pleased to announce a film competition open exclusively to undergraduate students at UCD.

Students are invited to submit short films on the subject of to the relationship between Ireland and Canada. The theme is meant to celebrate the fact that Canada is celebrating its 150th year in 2017 and, in particular, its relationship with Ireland. Submissions can be personal (did your friend or aunt or long-lost cousin move there?), historical (the Irish emigrants who moved to Canada in the 19th century), or downright comical (who makes better beer?), as long as the submission encompasses both Canada and Ireland in its subject matter. 

Submissions must not be more than *five minutes* in length and can be either informal (digital, hand-held cameras) or formal (using more professional equipment, which is available for rental upon request from the UCD Film and Video Society).

The top three winning films will be screened at the “Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years”  Conference for viewing by international delegates. At the conference, which is scheduled to be held at UCD between April 28-29, 2016, the winning film will be publicly announced and awarded 100 Euros. 

The winning films will also be put into competition with the top three films from Bishop’s University, the home University of this year’s Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies. Bishop’s University has run a film festival for two academic years consecutively. Many of the past submissions can be viewed on youtube, at http://bit.ly/22ClqCu


DUE DATE: Submission must be made to UCD Film and Video Society by midnight on March 16, 2016