Experience the magic of cinema in the breathtaking rural setting of Ballyliffin in Donegal at the eagerly awaited 7th edition of Disappear Here Film Festival.

From September 29th to October 1st 2023, the village will come alive with the arrival of film enthusiasts and industry professionals from around the world.

Disappear Here Film Festival is renowned for its carefully curated selection of films, ranging from independent gems to internationally acclaimed masterpieces. This year’s program promises to captivate audiences with a diverse array of cinematic experiences, showcasing the best in contemporary storytelling.

Immerse yourself in the powerful narratives, thought-provoking documentaries, and visually stunning cinematography.


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As usual the festival will offer an array of workshops and networking opportunities for both seasoned filmmakers and enthusiastic newcomers. Whether you’re interested in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, or even film criticism, there’s something for everyone. Engage in lively discussions with industry experts, gain invaluable insights, and foster connections that could shape your future in the film industry.

Beyond the films and workshops, Ballyliffin itself is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled amidst rolling green hills and overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, this picturesque village offers a breathtaking backdrop for your trip up north!

Immerse yourself in the local culture, savor traditional Irish cuisine, and explore the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic at the 7th edition of Disappear Here Film Festival. Submissions are still open until July 10th via https://filmfreeway.com/DisappearHereFilmFestival

Full programme details will be revealed here at the beginning of September.


There are a variety of awards for selected films across the weekend, including Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Actor, and Best Student Film.

Our Social and Political Awareness Film Award recognizes thought-provoking work that shed light and raise awareness, inspiring positive change. By delving into topics such as human rights, inequality, discrimination, and environmental sustainability, these movies challenge societal norms and encourage viewers to engage in meaningful conversations. This award honors filmmakers who fearlessly tackle important issues and use their craft to ignite social consciousness.


This year we announce our LBGTQ+ Award! After 2 successful screenings with Inishowen Pride over the last 2 years, we wanted to specifically recognise the contribution of filmmakers who amplify the voices and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

By addressing themes like acceptance, love, equality, and self-discovery, these films contribute to a more inclusive and understanding society.

The LGBTQ+ Film Award recognizes filmmakers who depict the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community, fostering empathy, respect, and appreciation for their stories.

The Disappear Here Film Festival awards:

• Best Short Film (Ireland)

• Best Short Film (International)

• Best Feature Film

• Best Music Video

• Best Animation

• Best Actor

• Best Student Film

• The Northern Exposure Award Award ( For emerging filmmakers from Donegal & Derry)

• Environmental Award

• Social & Political Awareness Award

• Best LGBTQ + Film

We also offer a EUR 500.00 Bursary to a selected new emerging talent (In partnership with Donegal Film Office)