In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Galway Film Fleadh team are working remotely, and are closely watching all developments re: COVID-19 from the Government, HSE and the World Health Organisation.
We will further update our audiences, patrons and followers with our plans when we have further clarity around the timeline for the current crisis.
2020 Film Submissions
The regular deadline for feature film submissions is today, Friday March 27th, 2020 at 5p.m. G.M.T.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the submission fee will not increase to €50 after Friday’s deadline. The regular submission fee of €40 will be maintained until our final deadline on April 10th.
Short film submissions remain open until Monday May 11th, 2020 at 5p.m. G.M.T., as planned.
For details on all submissions, please see our Submissions Page.
2020 Galway Film Fair
There have been a lot of enquiries about participating in the marketplace at this year’s Galway Film Fair. We are delaying the opening of applications for the marketplace at this year’s Film Fair until the timeline for the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer. Watch this space.
EFA’s Young Audience Award moves online
In place of the cinema screenings planned for 26th April 2020, the European Film Academy, and its partner network – including Galway Film Fleadh and Galway 2020 – have decided that this year’s EFA Young Audience Award will take place in a completely virtual format.
Anyone between the ages of 12 and 14 is welcome to join our international jury – online.
Further information is available on their website where you can also find information on quality films from past editions of the YAA and where to watch them online.
Galway Film Fleadh will be in touch with all of our selected jury members with additional information and support.
Film Fleadh Highlights
Among the many Film Fleadh highlights available to stream or purchase on VoD, the following have been added this month…
Comedy/horror Extra Ordinary won our 2019 Best Irish Film Award and its available now on Netflix UK/Ireland.
The Daughters of Fire / Las Hijas Del Fuego: a lesbian, feminist, erotic road movie that proudly subverts paradigms of beauty, sexuality, and representation is available for a limited time on MUBI.
Silence (2012), Pat Collins’s subtle and evocative drama with stunning landscape photography is available for a limited time on MUBI.
Bainne, winner of our 2019 Debut Short Film Award, and starring Will Poulter, is available on NOW TV.
We had planned to present the BFI Flare’s #FiveFilms4Freedom on the big screen again this year in partnership with GAZE Film Festival and British Council Ireland but the good news is you can still watch all the selected films online for FREE until March 29th. on their website.