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Galway Film Fleadh 2014

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Call for Entries

The call for entries for the Galway Film Fleadh is now open. The festival is seeking quality features, documentaries and animation features for its 26th edition, which will take place from July 8th to 13th, 2014.

Full details and application form here.

The Galway Film Fleadh always boasts a large number of new Irish features, docs and short films. In 2013, among the many IFB-funded films to screen were Run & Jump (which took the awards for Best Irish Feature and Best First Irish Feature), Coming Home (Best Irish Feature Documentary, Best Human Rights Documentary), Life’s A Breeze, Love Eternal, The Shadows, Out of Here, The Sea, Here Was Cuba and Moon Man, and the short films The Missing Scarf (James Horan Award for Best Animation), Rubaí (Best First Short Drama) and The End of the Counter (Best Short Documentary).

More about the Galway Film Fleadh

The Fleadh takes place every July across Galway city, welcoming a host of filmmakers, international programmers and other industry delegates. It is an Oscar-qualifying festival for shorts (animation and drama). It also platforms excellence in filmmaking with retrospectives, public interviews, tributes and masterclasses from some of the world’s best filmmaking talent.

Alongside the festival, the Fair, Ireland’s only film market, co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers and invited film financiers, distributors and producers, allowing new talent to be discovered and long term partnerships to be made.

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. The audience selects awards 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.

Visit the official website.