29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017


The Galway Film Fleadh awards laurels in:

  • 8 audience-voted feature film award categories
  • 9 jury-voted short film award categories (2 of which qualify the winner for the Oscar© longlist in that category)

Further individual awards include:

  • A script pitching award
  • The Bingham Ray New Talent Award in association with Magnolia Pictures
  • The Fleadh’s highest honour, The Galway Hooker

Feature Film

Best Irish First Feature

in association with

Best Irish Feature

in association with

Best Irish Feature Documentary

in association with

on behalf of

Best Human Rights Feature

in association with

Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature

2015: My Name Is Emily
2016: Kate McCullough, It’s Not Yet Dark

in association with

Best International Feature
Best International First Feature
Best International Feature Documentary

Short Film

Oscar qualifying
The James Horgan Award for Best Short Animation

2015: Violet
2016: Second To None

Oscar qualifying
The Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama

2015: North
2016: Lily

in association with

The Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography in a Short Film

2015: Tim Fleming for My Bonnie
2016: Wifey Redux

in association with

Best First Short Animation Award

2015: Unhinged
2016: Joining Dots

in association with

Best First Short Drama

2015: Today
2016: Groundless

in association with

The Best Short Documentary Award

2015: Queen Of The Plough
2016: Séan Hillen, Merging Views

The Don Quijote Award for Best Animated Short Film

2015: Meanwhile
2016: Second To None

Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film

2015: Geist
2016: The Lost Letter

The One Minute Film Festival

2015: Luke and Roger by Kevin O’Brien
2016: Carolyn Wagner, Something Borrowed

in association with

Individual Awards

The Bingham Ray New Talent Award

2015: Kathryn Kennedy (Producer), My Name Is Emily
2016: Seana Kerslake (Actress), A Date For Mad Mary

in association with

The Galway Hooker

2015: Pete Docter (Director), Inside Out
2015: Jonas Rivera (Producer), Inside Out
2015: Mohsen Makmalbaf (Director), The President
2015: Mícheál Ó Meallaigh (Former TG4 commissioning editor)
2016: Jim Sheridan (Director)

Pitching Competition