Short film submissions are now open for the 30th Galway Film Fleadh. As the Film Fleadh looks to the future on its milestone 30th year, we are breaking with tradition and inviting international short filmmakers to submit their films. The Film Fleadh’s advocacy for Irish film is foregrounded in a number of ways, which has traditionally included an exclusively Irish short film programme. This year, we are inviting international filmmakers to join their peers and share a platform that has helped to springboard many Irish careers and projects.

Galway’s inaugural international short film programme will be a taster menu to complement the more established Irish selection but aims to reflect the diversity, authenticity and bold visions of new voices from around the globe. In addition to screenings, the Film Fleadh annually hosts panel discussions and networking events tailored towards short filmmakers, providing opportunities to meet with international and industry guests.

“The art of short filmmaking was central to the Film Fleadh’s inception and the original mission statement to give Irish filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to their peers. Now, thirty years later, we have the scope to extend a céad míle fáilte to short filmmakers from around the world and share our inimitable and intimate stage with them.” – Founder and managing director, Miriam Allen. 

Our short film submissions are now open across all categories. The Film Fleadh accepts all types and genre of short film under 40 minutes, as well as picture-locked rough cuts. The deadline for short film submission is Friday May 11th at 5pm, and the entry fee is €20. For further information or to submit a film, visit click here.