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Can you capture the best of ‘Galway: My Home, My Place’ in a One Minute Film?

Galway City of Film are calling for submissions for ‘The One Minute Film Festival’ for Culture Night 2016!

Do you have what it takes to capture the best of ‘Galway: My Home, My Place’ in a One Minute Film? Are you a novice film enthusiast with an iPad or camera phone or a professional with a 35mm camera? Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced filmmaker Galway UNESCO City of Film want you to show what Galway, the cultural heart of the West means to you!

Galway UNESCO City of Film in partnership with the Galway Film Centre are delighted to announce the return of ‘The One Minute Film Festival’ which takes place on Friday the 16th of September. Previously held in conjunction with the Galway Film Fleadh, the return of the festival has been curated especially for Culture Night 2016, the national public event, which transforms Ireland into a vibrant cultural playground for one night only. Local culture, creativity and the arts are celebrated at unique events in various locations around the country, free of charge.

The top 30 submissions will have their films screened during the ‘One Minute Film Festival’ in venues across Galway City and county, including Galway City Museum and Áras Eanna on Inis Oírr along with many other locations. This unique opportunity challenges filmmakers to develop an inventive and imaginative film in just one minute, providing a stellar platform for both budding and established filmmakers to get their vision out there. The winning submissions will earn a position among Ireland’s most prestigious film makers, whose films have been showcased and celebrated at international film festivals and events hosted by Galway UNESCO City of Film.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a one minute high definition film based on the theme ‘Galway: My Home, My Place. Entries from all genres of film, including documentary, live action, art-house and animation are welcomed. The deadline for entry applications is 12pm on Monday the 5th of September.

Applicants submitting their entry must:

  • Send a Vimeo/Youtube link to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie with CULTURE NIGHT 2016 in the subject line.
  • Include a still image from the film.

Declan Gibbons, Director of Galway UNESCO City of Film and manager of Galway Film Centre said: “We are thrilled to present the One Minute Film Festival as part of Culture Night 2016. This special project provides a unique opportunity for talented Galway filmmakers to showcase their work and celebrate the unique merits of Galway city and county, and we hope to attract work from both established professionals and a new wave of talented filmmakers.”

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


  • One film per entrant.
  • Entrant must have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2015.
  • Duration limit is 90 seconds including credits.

***Note: If you have a venue that wishes to show this programme of films on Culture Night, please contact us at Galway Film Centre for a DVD. This enables communities to make their own event on Culture Night. ***

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