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Galway City of Film in partnership with Galway Film Centre and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that the One Minute Film Festival is back for this year’s Fleadh!

Galway City of Film are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute HD film, based on any subject or any story. A panel of judges will select the best 30 One Minute Films and they will be screened at a special public event at the Galway Film Fleadh.

This year, there are cash prizes of up to €250 for the best 3 Films which will be chosen following the Galway Film Fleadh screening where your work will be screened to an international audience.

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation!

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold out screenings. The winner was the fantastic Bathmat by Jamie Sykes, second place went to Conor Healy for his film The Marksman and joint third place prize went to Mark Gallagher for The Jump and Marlon van der Strigt for Tormented.

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Wednesday 19th June 2019

How to Enter:

  • Send a private Vimeo/Youtube link of your film along with the password to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie
  • Please note: Do not initially send film files. Once the 30 films are selected to be screened we will then request a copy of your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps) along with still images.

Guidelines:

  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2018.
  • Duration limit is 70 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.

For any further info: email admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie or go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

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Celebrating its 30th year the Galway Film Fleadh for 2018 promises to be jammed packed of features and shorts. As well as this there are special guests including; Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, and actresses Marisa Tomei, and Vanessa Redgrave.

For the full programme in PDF format click the picture of the cover below.

 

Galway film Fleadh Programme 2017

The Programme for the 2017 Galway film Fleadh is now available for download from their site.

Click the image above for the link.

 

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After a number of months in planning, production and postproduction the news that came in, that one of the Film Limerick Trilogy has been successful in selection to this year’s Galway Fleadh has given a boost to all who worked on it. From the writer Peter McNamara, (who has been busy with other projects state side, namely ‘Narcan’ (coming soon)) to the director Stephen Hall, (also busy with other projects that have screened home and abroad), the crew of the film and the Behind The Scenes team  (namely Mark Griffin who went above and beyond for the project) this acknowledgement by the Fleadh is something special, inspiring and encouraging.

The scope of the Film Limerick project was not for the faint hearted. To bring the three stories together with three writers and three directors took organising and at times needed a delicate professional hand to harmonise everything together and allow the interweaving of the narratives, characters and locations of Limerick city to compliment each other. Project mentor Gerard Stembridge and project manager Ronan Cassidy brought all this together and with the support of the Limerick City of Culture, Behind the Scenes, Limerick 2020, Limerick Institute of Technology. Even though ‘Day Off’ was the only one of the three selected this by no means is a reflection on the other two films of the trilogy, ‘The Apparel’ and ‘Date:Time’. The same amount of hard work, dedication and attention to detail was given to all three and the fruits of the labour of all cast and crew involved can be seen in every shot and piece of sound. This was certainly evident when all three had their cast and crew screening at the Limerick Film Festival back in April to an audience of nearly two hundred.

As editor on the trilogy, i’m taking great pride in the effort from everyone’s talent and patience with these films. I would encourage everyone to take a look at all three when ever you get a chance to see the film making talent that is growing in this city and region. They need the support and encouragement to continue their passion and goals. Film in Limerick needs to be supported now and into the future, whether the Limerick 2020 bid is successful or not… culture is not just for one year it’s for life and the Film Limerick Project has been only one part of many available by different groups and individuals in the city. It has achieved its goals set way back between the Limerick City of Culture 2014 team and Behind the Scenes. Regardless of people’s difference of opinion of each other, the trilogy films… all films… created in Limerick should not suffer… it is our creativity,… our art,… our culture and long may we continue to practice!

Simon McGuire

Film & Broadcast Editor.

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Simon Editing on Kevin Liddy’s ‘The Suffering Kind’

With it’s broadcast premiere on RTE 2’s Shortscreen Monday Night (15th February at 11:40pm), the journey of this intriguing short film is coming full circle. Back in September 2013 director Kevin Liddy contacted me with a hard drive and script under the arm asking if i would take a look at the footage he filmed with DOP Declan Quinn (Leaving Las Vegas, Breakfast on Pluto, In America) in New York.

Shot on 35mm film the approach was to keep to Kevin’s script as much as possible while also allowing the footage to naturally form creative ideas in the edit. Using Avid Media Composer the film was edited over a number of months (some 14-16 passes) while all the time experimenting with Kevin’s vision and Rori Coleman‘s superb music composition.

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Simon (editor) with Kevin Liddy (Dir) and Rori Coleman (music) at the screening of The Suffering Kind.

The Suffering Kind has done the rounds on the film festival circuit including:

Galway Film Fleadh 2014

WoodStock Film Festival 2014

Indie Cork Film Festival – Winner of the Spirit of the Indie Cork Film Festival Award (2014)

Limerick Film Festival 2015

Liverpool Irish Festival 2015

Seattle Film Festival 2015

 

Following the broadcast The Suffering Kind will be available to watch again online on the RTE Player.

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