Short films sought for Galway Film Fleadh 2021

Films under 40 minutes sought in genres of drama, documentary, live action, and animation

GALWAY FILM Fleadh is now seeking short film submissions for its 2021 festival, ranging from drama and documentary, to live action and animation.

As an Oscar qualifying festival, the winners of the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Fiction Short, the James Horgan Award for Best Animation Short, and the TG4 Award for Best Documentary Short will qualify for Academy Award consideration without the standard theatrical run.

The Fleadh also rewards first time directors in drama and animation, as well as the Donal Gilligan Award for Cinematography in a Short Film. Winners through the years include Lenny Abrahamson, Kirsten Sheridan, Ken Wardrop, Rebecca Daly, Kate McCullough, and Tim Fleming.

Entry details

The Fleadh accepts all types and genres of short film under 40 minutes, as well as picture-locked rough cuts. Earlybird Submission fee is €25 and the deadline is 5pm on March 15. The Regular Submission fee is €30 and the deadline is 5pm on April 26. There will be a late deadline of 5pm on Monday May 10 and the fee here is €35. For more information or to submit a film, see


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