Galway Film Fleadh opens feature film registrations for 2021


Galway Film Fleadh is optimistic about preparations for the 2021 Film Festival, now accepting applications for feature films.

The 33rd edition of the Galway Film Fleadh will take place next summer from July 6 to 11, 2021.

No announcement has yet been made on the format of the film festival, while it is still so uncertain what conditions we will live in next summer.

The world-famous film festival switched to an online format with great success this year, attracting over 43,000 viewers from 34 different countries.

“As we wait for certainty about the future of large gatherings next year, 2020 has demonstrated that whatever restrictions are in place, the next edition of the famous event will take place regardless.”

“Filmmakers or companies with work in progress or completed work ready to debut in the New Year are encouraged to start the submission process early,” festival organizers said.

The Galway Film Fleadh recognizes Irish and international films selected to compete in the following categories:

  • Best film
  • Best first feature film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Human Rights Film

There are also individual rewards, including:

  • Galway Hooker Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Bingham Ray New Talent Award for New / Emerging Talent
  • Best Cinematography Award in an Irish Film

Winners of recent years include Redemption of a Thief, Henry Glassie: Fieldwork, Extra ordinary, glowing, for Sama, a bump along the way, Excavation, Katie, Michael inside and God’s country among many others.

The early bird registration deadline for films is 5 p.m. Friday, January 29. People who submit their films before this date only have to pay a registration fee of € 30.

The registration fee is € 40 for the usual deadline of Friday March 26 and € 50 for the late entry date of April 9.

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