Little Cinema and Galway City of Film are delighted to announce the judging panel for the 48 Hour Challenge taking place from 16th to 18th June!
10 teams of filmmakers are taking part in the 48 Hour Challenge and Galway’s Town Hall Theatre will host a special FREE screening of all completed films at 6.30pm on Sunday 18th Jun.
The panel of judges including, Eibh Collins, Ristéard Ó Domhnaill, Graham Cantwell, and Tracy Geraghty, will choose a winning film and award a cash prize of €500!
The winning film will also be included to screen in the Way Out West section of the this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
Eibh Collins is an Irish short film programmer and film festival manager. She began her training in film in 2010. After working in Arts, LGBTQ, documentary and feature film festivals domestically, she began working on the International Irish Film Festival circuit. Eibh currently works for festivals in Ireland, such as IndieCork and is the manager and shorts programmer for festivals including Irish Screen America and Irish Film London, while curating and coordinating short film programmes for The Galway Fleadh as well as a variety of festivals in LA, Miami, Moscow, New York, London, Malta, Canada and Luxembourg, on an annual basis.
Ristéard Ó Domhnaill is a filmmaker based in the West of Ireland. He has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Gaeilge and History from NUI Galway. In 2006, Richard moved back from Dublin to Inver in North West Mayo and set up a small production company. After filming events on the Corrib Gas controversy for other television stations, he went on to film and direct The Pipe, a multi-award winning feature length documentary that has been broadcast in 25 countries around the world. His current project, Atlantic, follows the fortunes of three fishing communities; in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, as they fight to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting pressure from powerful interests for the natural resources off their shores.
Graham Cantwell is an award winning Irish director and writer. His short film A Dublin Story was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination in 2004. In 2008 he directed the film Anton which was nominated for three Irish Film and Television Academy Awards. In 2010 he directed a two part pilot of The Guards for TV3, the first ever home grown single drama commissioned by the broadcaster, set in the dynamic world of the Irish police force. His most recent feature film, romantic comedy The Callback Queen was nominated for two Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in 2016. His most recent short film, an LGBT drama called LILY, won the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at its premiere screening at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh. It won the Best Narrative Short Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival, where Graham also picked up a Courage in Cinema Award for his work promoting awareness of those marginalised by society. The film also won the Best Irish Short Award at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Academy Award in 2017
Tracy Geraghty has years of experience in the film industry, having been the manager of the Galway Film Centre from 2003 to 2007 and then being project manager of the Solas Galway Picture Palace Teoranta. She is currently the Programme Development Officer for the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme.
The screening is FREE to attend with ticket bookings through tickettailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/94644/chk/517b
Join us and see Galway on film!