29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017
The Fleadh’s robust short film line-up not only represents the best in new and established voices in Irish cinema, but also provides a unique international platform to showcase the best Irish short lms on the world stage. Our competitive Short Film programme offers an exciting mix of drama, documentary and animation. The winners of the Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama and the James Horgan Award for Best Short Animation will gain eligibility for Oscar consideration.
This year, we welcome the return of our short film discussion panel, dedicated to emerging and established short film makers. Following the panel there will be an opportunity to network for anyone interested in the art and commerce of short filmmaking.
In addition to screening over 70 short films, we are delighted to screen shorts funded by the Irish Film Board, including the World Premieres of their Short Stories films and IFB Frameworks animations. On Sunday, we celebrate the vibrant film industry in Ireland by showcasing Irish animation talent. This programme features an abundance of styles and themes, from old-school stop- motion to dark comedy, and also the film adaptation of the classic Irish novel An Béal Bocht. Our documentary programme presents a hypnotic and emotional journey exploring a variety of themes, from human rights to traditional crafts, vintage motorcycles to Olympic dreams.
Short film making is not just a stepping stone to features. We have been excited and encouraged to see Irish short films continue to box above their weight internationally. We are proud to give such a high-profile platform to an art-form that we as a nation excel at.