The Galway Film Fleadh is now accepting short film submissions for the 2017 edition of the festival. Filmmakers with animated, documentary and/or dramatic short films are invited to submit their film for selection for the 29th edition of the festival, which will run for 6 days from 11th – 16th July. Each year the Fleadh shows nearly 100 short films as part of the programme.

Speaking about the shorts programmes, festival programmer Gar O’Brien said: Our robust short film line-up not only represent the best in new and established voices in Irish

Our robust short film line-up not only represents the best in new and established voices in Irish Cinema but also provide a unique international platform to showcase the best Irish Short Films onto the world stage. Over the years, it has been a huge honour and privilege to witness the ever-increasing number of filmmakers who have progressed from having a short film in the programme to premiering a feature-length work here and seeing it go on to international success.

Short film-making is not just a stepping stone to features, however, and we have been excited and encouraged to see Irish short films to continue to box above their weight internationally, and in particular at the Oscars, and is proud to give such a high-profile platform to an art-form that we as a nation excel at.

The Fleadh platforms excellence in Short Film and is proud to provide a showcase for the best in new and established filmmakers and only considers Irish Short Films for programming.

The Galway Film Fleadh is an Oscar® qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film Category. Winners of the James Horgan award for Best Animation and the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for consideration without the standard theatrical run.

Whether you’re an established filmmaker or a newcomer, they want to see your film. The deadline for short film submission is Friday, May 12th at 5 pm, and the entry fee is €20. To view the full list of rules and regulations and to submit a film, please visit the Fleadh website at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com.

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