On The Pulse

On The Pulse Short Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMPETITION IS ONLY OPEN TO YOUNG FILMMAKERS AGED 30 AND UNDER FROM OR LIVING IN IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND.

‘On the Pulse’ presents an exciting programme of film screenings, education events, talks and workshops centred on the short film genre. Each year the programme offers a contemporary season of the very best international short films for young audiences as well as showcasing short films made by local young filmmakers. ‘On the Pulse’ also illustrates the importance of short filmmaking in the development of practical skills and in the development of sustainable and long term careers.

CINEMAGIC 'ON THE PULSE' 2025

On the Pulse Short Film Festival presented by Cinemagic will return for its seventh edition in March 2025.

We are delighted to announce our competition strand for young filmmakers in this year’s On the Pulse¬†programme. In 2025 we are looking to award a prize in three genre categories – awards will be presented for the Best Irish Live Action Short, Best Irish Animated Short and Best Irish Documentary Short. The competition is open to Young Filmmakers aged 30 and under from/or living in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

On the Pulse is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

On the Pulse is a separate Festival/Event to the Cinemagic International Film Festival and Cinemagic Young Filmmaker.

Submissions for 2025 will open on 1st September 2024.