With heavy hearts we must announce the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh will not go ahead as originally planned in July, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
While we understand this is disappointing, we very much hope to be able to announce our contingency plan in the coming days. We will continue to accept short film submissions until next Monday’s deadline of May 11th, as planned.
We know the Film Fleadh is a much loved part of the summer calendar in Ireland and on the international film festival circuit, but this is the best thing for the health & safety of our audiences and filmmakers given the recovery timeline announced by the Government on Friday, which will prevent large gatherings and keep cinemas closed until August 10th.
We would ask all of our audiences, supporters, and our filmmakers who have submitted films, to please bear with us until our alternate plans are revealed.
Any pressing questions can be directed to email@example.com.
We wish you continued health & happiness.
Le gach dea-ghuí,
Miriam Allen William Fitzgerald
CEO Programme Director