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26th GALWAY FILM FLEADH 8th -13th JULY 2014


Call for Entries – Feature Film

The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, takes place every July and screens the best of New Irish, European and International features and documentaries as well as welcoming a host of filmmakers, International programmers and other industry delegates.

It is an Oscar-Qualifying festival for Shorts (Animation & Drama). It also platforms excellence in filmmaking with retrospectives, public interviews, tributes and masterclasses from some of the world’s best filmmaking talent (Zachary Quinto, Saoirse Ronan, Fionnula Flanagan, 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, Patricia Clarkson, Abbas Kiarostami, Paolo Taviani and many more).

Alongside the festival, the Fair – Ireland’s only film market, 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

Galway is a picturesque city by the sea with character and charm and our intimate setting is an added incentive for many to attend, as is our reputation for creating an environment that is convivial and relaxed.

“The Galway Film Fleadh is unlike any other Irish film festival. It packs in films,
masterclasses, seminars, business meetings and gossip.” (Screen International)

“The Fleadh thankfully remains the most unpretentious and friendliest film gathering.” (The Guardian)

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.

Submission forms are available to download on our web-site
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