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The 14th Underground Cinema Awards

The Underground Cinema Films Awards are now going in to their 14th year. From January 2023 through to October 2023 Underground Cinema will once again begin screening on a monthly basis a selection of some of the best independent short films and music videos from filmmakers from around the globe.

For 11 years our screenings have been live events. With the Covid outbreak in 2020 our monthly screenings switched from live events to online events. The switch over has been enormously successful with incredible viewing figures online.

The screenings will continue online throughout 2023. Online programs will be created over a 9 month period. Each program will be launched online for a two day period ,a Saturday and a Sunday. The programs will be made available to the public free of charge over that period. An hour before the program is launched on the Saturday, we will host an online coffee morning. This is an opportunity for film makers who are involved in the selected program to chat about their work and answer questions that the public may have. We call it Underground TV. Its very relaxed and informal and it goes out live on the Underground Cinema Website, on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel. Its proven to be a huge hit since we started in 2019. Live on Facebook works particularly well as the public can put questions to the filmmakers in real time via comments on the Facebook Page.

At the end of our season in October we will be announcing the nominees for the 14th Underground Cinema Film Awards.

The awards ceremony will be a live event which will be held in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin in Ireland in early November 2023. The short film awards are the only awards ceremony in Ireland that recognise every aspect of the art of making short films.

We are now accepting entries for our 2023 season.  Click on the Filmfreeway button below for more details

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