Submissions open for Galway Film Fleadh 2019

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Submissions are now open for feature films that want to be in with a chance at an award at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh.

Galway Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, known around the world as the place to discover New Irish Cinema.

Some of the greatest recent hits of Irish cinema made their debut at the film fleadh such as the hilarious The Young Offenders which won Best Feature Film at the 2016 festival.

It’s not just homegrown cinema that comes to the fleadh for recognition, last year Christopher Nolan’s worldwide hit Dunkirk made it’s Irish debut in Galway.

On top of the awards consideration, and everything there is for cinema lovers to see, the fleadh is also host to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

If you’re a filmmaker with a work-in-progress or completed film to showcase, then bring it to the Galway Film Fleadh where you can be sure of the best audiences in Ireland.

The Galway Film Fleadh awards feature films selected for competition in the following categories:

  • Best Irish Debut Film
  • Best International Debut Film
  • Best Irish Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Irish Documentary
  • Best International Documentary
  • Best Cinematography in an Irish Film

Other great recent winners include The Dig, KatieGutland, Michael Inside, God’s Own Country, Sanctuary, A Date for Mad Mary.

More information on the submission guidelines can be found on the film fleadh’s website here.

Those who make their submission before Friday, January 18 can take advantage of the discounted fee of €30, entries after that will be charged €40.

The closing date for entries to be in by is March 15, 2019.