Introduction to this domain

The Domaineers (previously called "Domain-Revival"), a pioneering proof of concept project, has recently acquired the domain previously owned by the Fingal Film Festival, an annual film festival based in Swords, Ireland.

Below, we provide a synopsis of the festival as it operated, detailing its contributions to the field, its creative offerings, and the legacy of excellence it established through its commitment to delivering high-quality, and within-budget motion pictures each year between 2012 and 2017.

History of the Fingal Film Festival

from the original website

The inaugural Fingal Film Festival, held from March 21st to 23rd, 2012, united the Fingal community with national and international filmmakers to honor the craft and industry of filmmaking over three dynamic days. The festival featured workshops, seminars, and masterclasses led by renowned directors, writers, and actors, alongside screenings of feature films, documentaries, short films, and animations. The event culminated in an awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements in various categories of film.

The festival represented a new wave of independent filmmakers and offered a unique opportunity for Fingal filmmakers to engage with each other. The organisers were passionate about showcasing the films and documentaries shown and produced in Fingal. theye took pride in their filmmakers, encouraging and inspiring them to present their work at the Fingal Film Festival.

In 2016, the festival introduced a brand-new event in the Fingal area, set in the distinctive location of Swords Castle, Main Street, Co. Dublin. That year, the festival offered the people of Fingal a world-class lineup of independent film, music, and comedy, featuring top-quality production and entertainment to create the ultimate summer festival experience right on their doorstep. Attendees enjoyed over 20 acts, food stalls, bars at Dublin’s premier festival location on the Friday & Saturday.

More About the Festival

Launched in 2012, the Fingal Film Festival served as a platform to encourage and promote the work of the local film community, both nationally and internationally. It facilitated an environment for filmmakers to showcase their work and gain access to experienced industry professionals.

Throughout the three-day annual event, the festival offered workshops and training programs. At least 25% of the festival schedule was dedicated to foreign films, enhancing the film culture experience for attendees. The Fingal Film Festival team worked to provide a quality service to emerging filmmakers.

Since its inception, the festival granted contributors access to some of the industry's most distinguished names, both nationally and internationally, receiving widespread acclaim from participants.

The Festival's Mission Statement

The festival's mission was to provide a platform for all emerging filmmakers to share their creative voice with the general public. They aimed to achieve this by screening their work in cinemas and creative spaces throughout the Fingal area, while offering recognition for their work.

Film Submissions

Submissions opened annually from November until the deadline of June 30th. Animation, Feature Films, Documentaries, Irish Language films, Student Films, Short Films, Fingal Newcomer Films, and International Films were accepted.