Solas Nua presents the
16th Annual Capital Irish Film Festival


Marquee AFI Silver CIFF

We showcase Irish films, and films by Ireland-based filmmakers. The four-day Festival is based at the Washington DC American Film Institute's Silver Theatre & Cultural Center (Silver Spring MD). We are supported by Culture Ireland and work closely with the Irish Film Institute and ScreenIreland.

The Festival also enjoys sponsorships from the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

CIFF 2022 will run from March 3 — 6 at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Films accepted for the festival will be notified by late January 2022.

Rules & Terms
Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival accepts submissions of features, documentaries, shorts, and animations, from Ireland-based filmmakers.
CIFF accepts submissions in both English and Irish (with English subtitles provided).

Submissions are open from Aug. through Nov. 15, 2021 - submission fees apply.
We can screen from Vimeo or YouTube formats but will require DCP format for those films selected for inclusion in the Festival.

All images submitted to help promote the film will be available for the Festival to reproduce in advertising and Festival programs without payment to submitters or any partners involved in production of such images.