The Galway Film Fleadh, one of Ireland’s leading film festivals, is now accepting feature film submissions for the 29th edition of the festival, which will run from July 11th to 16th, 2017.
At the 2016 Film Fleadh, fifteen films enjoyed their World Premieres, with countless European and Irish Premieres. The 28th Fleadh also offered an eclectic range of documentaries covering everything from musical mavericks and culinary creatives to humanitarian heroes and roller-derby rivals.
The Fleadh is an Oscar-Qualifying festival for Shorts (Animation & Drama), and it also offers a platform for excellence in filmmaking with retrospectives, public interviews, tributes and masterclasses from some of the world’s best filmmaking talent. In the past these have included Ruth Negga, Kirsten Smith, Saoirse Ronan, John C. Reilly, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera, Fionnula Flanagan, Josh Olson,Zachary Quinto, Will Forte, Martin Sheen, Stephen Daldry, Michael Fassbender, Ronald Harwood, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Hampton, Peter O’Toole, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Robert Towne, Paul Schrader, Mira Nair, Abbas Kiarostami, Paolo Taviani, and many more.
Running alongside the festival, is the Fair, Ireland and the UK’s only film market. This unique marketplace co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers and invited Film Financiers, Distributors and Major Producers, allowing new talent to be discovered and long term partnerships to be made.
The Galway Film Fair’s unique selling points:
- Transatlantic Bridge
- Intimate and informal atmosphere
- Privileged access to the world’s leading financiers
- Showcasing new European and International cinema to leading Film Buyers, Distributors and Festival Programmers
The Galway Film Fleadh accepts Feature films, Documentary and Animation. Screening at an earlier film festival will not preclude selection, although priority will be given to Irish, European and World Premieres.
In terms of awards, the audience selects those for Best International First Feature, Best International Feature and Best International Feature Documentary, Best Irish First Feature, Best Irish Feature, Best Irish Feature Documentary while awards for Human Rights Cinema and The Bingham Ray New Talent Award are awarded by a Jury of Industry Professionals.
The earlybird deadline for feature entries is Friday 24th February at 5pm. The entry fee is €30. The regular deadline is Friday 31st March at 5pm, the fee for which is €40.
To view the full list of rules and regulations and to submit a film to the Galway Film Fleadh, please visit visit the festival website.