Fleadh seeks feature films for 2017 festival

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

THE GALWAY Film Fleadh is now accepting submissions for dramatic, documentary, and animated feature films for this year's festival, which runs from Tuesday July 11 to Sunday 16.

Films submitted which have been screened at an earlier film festival will not prvcent selection for the fleadh, 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.

The fleadh is an Oscar-qualifying festival for shorts (animation and drama). It also runs the Film Fair, Ireland’s only film market, co-ordinating pre-scheduled meetings of filmmakers and invited film financiers, distributors, and producers.


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