Following on the heels of Galway’s designation as a UNESCO City of Film, the Galway Film Fleadh, the premier platfrom for New Irish Cinema, has announced that feature submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 edition of the festival, which will run from 7th – 12th July.
In 2014, the Film Fleadh screened 18 World Premieres as well as countless European and Irish Premieres, many of which have gone on to secure distribution or be picked up for further international outings. Films screened at the Fleadh frequently continue on to Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, Tribeca, Venice and London.
And with the Film Fleadh having been named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Moviemaker Magazine, a slot at the prestigious Galway event is more prized than ever.
The 2015 Film Fleadh will be the festival’s 27th edition and as well as the usual exchange of bringing innovative World Cinema to Ireland, while propelling Irish filmmakers onto an international stage, the festival boasts an impressive industry market – the only one of it’s kind in Ireland – as well as many other developmental and networking events, collectively termed the Galway Film Fair.
Details on submissions for the Film Fair as well as Galway’s Academy Award accredited Short Film Programme will be annonced in the new year. Meanwhile, the earlybird deadline for feature entries is Friday 27th February at 5pm. The entry fee is €30. The regular deadline is Friday 27th March at 5pm, the fee for which is €40.
The full list of rules and regulations for submission to the Galway Film Fleadh, as well as the application form are available on www.galwayfilmfleadh.com.