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Galway Film Fleadh named one of the best film festivals in the world

Galway Film Fleadh has been named one of the top 50 film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine.

MovieMaker magazine, which focuses on the art and business of making films, named Galway Film Fleadh as one of its ‘50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee‘.

The Film Fleadh has previously been spotlighted by Moviemaker Magazine as one of its “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” in 2014.

The magazine picked out the fleadh’s pitching competition as one of its highlight. The pitching competition, for which submissions are still open, asks writers to come up with a 500 treatment for a film and deliver their pitch to a panel of judges and an audience.

It also highlighted what great opportunities the film fleadh offers for budding filmmakers to meet people in the industry with “evenings at the Festival Club create opportunities to network and to connect with audience members”.

Galway Film Fleadh has competitions for feature length films, submissions now closed, and short films, accepting submissions until May 17.

Filmmakers with projects in development, or a completed film/documentary, can also submit up to 2 projects to the festival’s Marketplace, which takes place as part of the Galway Film Fair, up until May 17.

Galway Film Fleadh is internationally recognised as one just 62 Oscar qualifying film festivals in the world.

Short films which feature at the Fleadh qualify for consideration at the Academy Awards without needing to run in theatres.

The Galway Film Fleadh is a six day international film event in the West of Ireland, comprising a film festival, film conference and Ireland’s only film marketplace.

The 2019 fleadh will take place over six days this summer from Tuesday, July 9 to Sunday, July 14.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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