The Disappear Here Film Festival takes place each September in a series of unique locations on the Wild Atlantic Way, in and around the picturesque village of Ballyliffin, Co Donegal.

From short animated films for kids, to scary midnight movies for the young at heart – The Disappear Here Film Festival promises you a weekend of entertainment, utterly unmissable and unforgettable. The Festival has a high concentration of shorts but includes an outstanding mix of features and documentaries, music videos and animations.

Over the weekend films are screened in specially constructed cinemas in the village of Ballyliffin.

Our versatile programme includes screenings, talks, educational workshops and a host of entertainment events through which we will provide a unique festival experience.


There are a variety of awards for selected films across the weekend, including Best short, Best Music Video, Best Actor and Best Student Film. We have also added two new award categories, namely our Green Award that rewards films that raise awareness of sustainability & preservation of our planet/environment. The second is our Social/Political Award for films that highlight issues from International human rights abuses, to advancing equality and social acceptance for the LGBT community.

The Disappear Here Film Festival awards:

• Best Live Action Short Film (Ireland)

• Best Live Action Short Film (International)

• Best Music Video

• Best Student Film

• Best Actor/Actress

• The Spirit of the Festival Award (For emerging Filmmakers)

• Green Award

• Social & Political Awareness Award

We will offer a EUR 500.00 Bursary to a selected new emerging talent.