Announcing our full line-up of Award Winners in the 2018 Disappear Here Film Festival 

Congratulations to all winners!!

Best Documentary: Shelter Me: Apollo House

Director: Zahara Moufid

Best Actor: Anne Marie Kelly

film: Ma

Best Music Video: Paradox, All Life Matters

Directors: Pete Mac, Jota Gambuzino

Human Rights and Social Change Award: Allies for Change

Director: Gareth Myles Greenfield

Best Student Film: The Wanderings of Oisin

Director: Rory Fitzpatrick

Northern Exposure Award: Director – Brendan McCallion

film: Backwater

Environmental Award: The Sea & The Land

Director: Ines Reinisch

Best Short Film (Ireland): All in Good Time

Director: Bonnie Dempsey

Best Short Film (International): Lea

Director: Dario Gorini


Disappear Here Film Festival 2018

The Disappear Here Film Festival returns for its second year to Donegal, Ireland. The DHFF is a three day festival taking place in Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal from Friday 28th September 2018.

The Disappear Here Film Festival will take place 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 will have a high concentration of shorts but includes an outstanding mix of features and documentaries, music videos and animations.


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

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

Awards & Prizes

There will be a variety of awards for selected films across the weekend, including Best short, Best Music Video, Best Actor and Best Student Film. This year we will add 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 will make the following 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.

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