The Galway Film Fleadh is now accepting Short-Film submissions for the 2016 edition of the festival, which will run from July 5th to 10th..

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.

The Fleadh platforms excellence in Short Film and is proud to provide a platform for the best in new and established filmmakers in Ireland. We present awards in the following categories:

  • The James Horgan Award for Best Animation
  • The Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama¬†in association with Network Ireland Television
  • The Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography¬†in a short film in association with the Irish Society¬†of Cinematographers (ISC)
  • The Best First Short Animation Award in association with Cartoon Saloon
  • The Best First Short Drama¬†in association with Mazars
  • The Best Short Documentary Award
  • The Don Quixote Award is awarded for animation¬†in a short film
  • The¬†award for Best Animated Sequence in a short film
  • The One Minute Film Festival Award

The deadline for short film entries is Friday May 20th at 5pm, and the entry fee is €20. Please note: The director and/or producer of the film MUST be of Irish origin in order to qualify. To view the full list of rules and regulations and to submit a film, please visit the Fleadh website.

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