Following the move online for our 32nd edition, short film submissions for the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh are now open until May 22nd.
It has also been confirmed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences that a third Oscar® qualifying category has been added to Galway’s Short Film Competition, with our winning Best Short Documentary joining the Live Action and Animation categories, in automatically qualifying for Oscar® consideration without the standard theatrical run.
The Film Fleadh accepts all types and genre of short film under 40 minutes, as well as picture-locked rough cuts. Click here to submit your film or to read more about the submission guidelines.
As well as being an Oscar® qualifying festival, Galway also awards first time directors in drama and animation, as well as the Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography in a short film. Winners through the years include Lenny Abrahamson, Kirsten Sheridan, Ken Wardrop, Rebecca Daly, as well as DOP’s Kate McCullough, Tim Fleming, and many more.
A number of the Galway Film Fleadh’s 2019 shorts qualified for the 92nd Academy Awards, and a touring programme of Galway shorts featured at other international film festivals, including the 2019 Torino Short Film Market.