Shot by the Sea

Call for entrants to Shot by the Sea filmmaking challenge

Shot by the Sea is a new filmmaking challenge happening in Salthill, Galway in 2019.

Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned filmmaker, get ready for a fresh and exciting new film challenge for Irish and International film makers.

Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers in Ireland to make a 5 minute short film of any genre, during the month of March 2019 as part of Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas project. The project is also supported by The Village Salthill.

Teams and individuals are invited to come together from the local and regional community, to make exciting short films, during the month of March 2019. Organisers plan to screen all Shot by the Sea submissions in Salthill on 18th April throughout the day. In the evening a selection of films will be screened at our gala awards event.

What is The Challenge?

To make a short film, shot by the sea on the Galway Atlantic Coast during the month of March 2019. You can shoot your film on a mobile phone, film or your digital camera, we don’t mind how you do it. Organisers want all sorts of shorts films, all genres – Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, History, Horror…whatever you like. They know that there are some beautiful coastline locations and they challenge filmmakers to use these in a new ways, new locations, new angles to tell exciting new stories.


Shot by the Sea would also love to include some international short films at their screening event. If you have a film which has been shot by the sea outside of Ireland they hope you will consider sending to them. If your film is no longer than 6 mins, they would love to see it and hopefully include it in their screening event on April 18th 2019.

You can send your film to us through FilmFreeway or with a secure link to

Full Rules and Guidelines for Filmmakers are available on the Shot by the Sea website.

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