23rd Junior Film Fleadh Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th, November 2017
The Junior Film Fleadh is the young people’s arm of the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh. Running for 4 days in November, the festival is curated with young people in mind. We screen feature and short length fiction and documentary cinema in English, Gaeilge, French, German and other European language, filmmaking workshops and a script pitching competition for young people. We also run an outreach programme where we bring some of the cinema we programme for the festival into the classroom. Like our big sister festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, the Junior Fleadh is a festival for discovering new talent and a hub for those who enjoy the art of cinema.
Young people with an idea for a film and a flair for creativity, are being asked to submit a pitch for theStory Pitching Competition at this year’s Junior Film Fleadh. The competition, run in association with the Galway Film Centre and SpunOut.ie, is open to those...read more
Each edition of the festival is put together in consultation with a Youth Council, comprised of film fans of different ages, schools and backgrounds, to ensure that the many workshops that take place during the festival are relevant and of interest to the young cinephiles taking part.
Our outreach programme brings language-focused, cinema-based workshops to your classroom. Running between October and November outside of our main event, these workshops are designed to help in gaining a practical grasp of a studied language.
We place the work of young people themselves at the centre of its annual festival with our Future Filmmakers programmes; a curated selection of student-made short films from all around Ireland.
Submissions are currently OPEN and will remain so until Wednesday September 6th.
On the Saturday of our festival, we curate a series of workshops for students designed to teach some of the fundamentals of cinema.
Our annual script pitching competition posits good writing as the backbone of the film and television industry. This competition encourages students to commit their ideas to paper through extremely open criteria which allows them to submit a script idea for any platform or genre – making young filmmakers and storytellers aware of the full opportunities of the modern storytelling landscape.
Submissions are currently CLOSED and will open in early September.
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We are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people while they are participating in events run by or on behalf of JFF. We adhere to the recommendations of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, published by the Department of Heath and Children. We operate a code of good practice for all our staff, tutors and volunteers.
Each year, alongside our student competitions, we host a series of feature and short film screenings.