Irish Filmmaker Competition

We are excited to announce the shortlist for the Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition. These 12 films will now be reviewed by our expert judging panel including Dearbhla Walsh, Mark O'Halloran and Neasa Hardiman. The final three winners will be announced in the first week of October and will be invited to a special screening and prize-giving ceremony on the evening of the 12th of October. The prize package will allow the three talented winners to showcase their work on board Aer Lingus' Inflight Entertainment from December 2017, as well as complimentary flights to attend film festivals outside of Ireland and promote their work on an international stage. Best of luck to all those shortlisted!
Filmmaker Film
Jonser Farrelly Leap of Faith
Brian Willis The Lost Letter (Animation)
James Doherty Breath
Andrew Stephenson Man to Man Master
Miriam Devitt The Space In Between
Elaine Kennedy Uisce Beatha
Elena Doyle Goodbye Darling
Olya Golubera The Last Leaf (Animation)
Aidan Largey Time and Again
James Ryan An Mhallacht
Linda Bhreathnach Native
Daniel Cole Robot Ben

Aer Lingus is offering the rising stars of the Irish film making industry the opportunity to showcase their talent at an international level and is proud to support Ireland's up-and-coming filmmakers by creating a new audience for their work throughout our extensive international network. This initiative is part of the Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation which encompasses a range of charity and corporate social responsibility activities including support of Irish Culture and the Arts.

The Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition is open to short-filmmakers throughout the country and will give three talented individuals the opportunity to showcase their work at an international level by screening their short films on Aer Lingus' transatlantic flights. The Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition prize package received by the three winning filmmakers will also include complimentary flights to attend film festivals outside of Ireland and promote their work on an international stage. Winning short films will be selected in September and will be aired on board Aer Lingus' Inflight Entertainment from December 2017.

Entries are now closed.

The Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation is the overarching corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for Aer Lingus, which encompasses all of Aer Lingus' charity and corporate social responsibility activities. This includes continued work with chosen charity partners, UNICEF Ireland and Special Olympics Ireland as well as a number of charity initiatives undertaken by Aer Lingus staff and volunteers, initiatives to support Irish businesses, supporting Culture and the Arts, and a new Charity of the Year Programme.