Short film submissions are now open for the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh, taking place from 7th – 12th July, 2020.
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 Monday May 11th at 5pm, and the entry fee is €25. Click here to submit your film or to read more about the submission guidelines.
Galway is an Oscar® qualifying festival; winners of the James Horgan award for Best Irish Animation and the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Irish Short Drama will qualify for Academy Award consideration without the standard theatrical run. Galway also rewards 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.