The 22nd Junior Galway Film Fleadh Launches 2016 Programme 

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Annette Maye & Gar O’Brien Galway Film Fleadh with students from Colaiste Iognaid  

The Junior Galway Film Fleadh have announced an exciting, engaging and entertaining programme of cinematic events for the young people of Galway and beyond. 

 

Featuring a mix of feature films, short film programmes, and events, the Junior Film Fleadh showcases the best in World Cinema to young audiences as well as providing a platform for some of the country’s best young filmmakers to exhibit their work alongside carefully curated workshops designed to help them develop their craft.

 

Each year the JGFF selects several titles that, in addition to being strong examples of world cinema, complement school’s language curricula.  The French title this year is Ma revolution (ages 15+), a vibrant and colorful coming of age comedy set in contemporary Paris while our German title About A Girl (ages 15+) looks at teen suicide in a thought provoking way.  The Olive Tree (age 15+) meanwhile deals with the topic of family roots in contemporary Spain.

The Gearrscannáin programme (ages 13 – 15) features a range of shorts aimed specifically at students studying Irish for Junior Cert 2017. Study notes will be provided after each screening.

The festival also presents a series of Outreach titles taking cinema into the classroom.  These include the German Language Outreach title – The Pasta Detectives (ages 12 – 14) and the Irish Language Outreach title – Eipic (ages 16+), a contemporary drama about a group of young people forming a band with a backdrop to the centenary of the 1916 rising.

 

In addition to curriculum titles the JGFF  presents special screenings of the award-winning documentary Life, Animated and the year’s best family film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople

 

Ireland’s youngest filmmakers get to showcase their work as part of the Future Filmmakers shorts programmes while filmmaking Workshops will help young people explore various elements of filmmaking including Special FX, Screenwriting, Storyboarding (with the Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films), Making film on Mobile Phones and an Introduction to VR Film (in association with Galway 2020). And there’s the the Script Competition for those students who ‘have a story to tell’. 

 

The Junior Film Fleadh runs from the 9th to the 12th July. See www.galwayfilmfleadh.com for more details  

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Call For: Entries for Junior Galway Film Fleadh Storytelling Competition

The sixth annual Junior Galway Film Fleadh Story Pitching Competition is open to young people between the ages of 10 – 18 years old at primary or secondary school.

If you are interested in competing, you are invited to write a short (500 words) idea for a story. Your idea can be for a feature film, short film, TV series, documentary, web series, video game, animation or even a combined media project.

Begin by drafting your idea then practice it in front of family and friends. Become comfortable relaying the story outline. Because, should your idea be one of the 3 shortlisted, you will be invited to present it in the Town Hall Theatre to an assembled audience and jury during the festival on Friday 13th November 2015. Stories featuring spooky themes are especially welcome but really just use your imagination.

The Prize – a drama or animation summer camp sponsored by Galway Film Centre which will include 1 year’s membership to the Centre (allowing entry to the RTE short script award ) + weekly newsletter.

Closing date for entries is Friday 30th October

Post entries to: Junior Galway Film Fleadh Script Competition, 36D Merchants Dock, Merchants Road, Galway.

Email entries to: junior@galwayfilmfleadh.com with ‘Script Competition’ in the subject box.

Entry forms will be available from www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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Call For: Story Pitching Competition for 20th Junior Film Fleadh

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The Junior Galway Film Fleadh takes place from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th November and will showcase French, German and Spanish films to tie into school curricula as well as a host of short film programmes and workshops for future filmmakers.

Among these events is the seventh annual Story Pitching Competition, open to young people between the ages of 12 – 18 years old.

Interested participants are invited to send in a short (500 words) idea for a story – it can be for a feature film, a webseries, a short film, a documentary, a book or even a video game!

The winner will receive one year’s membership to the Galway Film Centre, including a place on one of their drama or animation film summer camps.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 17th October.

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Call For: Entries Galway Junior Film Fleadh 2014

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The Junior Galway Film Fleadh (November 12th to 15th) is seeking entries from young filmmakers between the ages of 7 to 18 as part of its Future Filmmakers Short Film Programme.

In addition to a mixture of workshops, script competition and panels, the short film programme will allow youthful filmmakers to show their work on the big screen.

This is an ideal opportunity to showcase a film made individually, amongst friends, a college or class group or with a youth or sports club. Making a film has never been easier, and with a group of friends and a camera (or even a phone or tablet), it’s simple to shoot a mini-masterpiece.

The only rules for submissions are that the film must be under 15 minutes in length and must have been made in 2013/14. A rough cut of the film on DVD is acceptable at submission stage. Any genre is welcomed, such as documentary, animation, drama, action, musical, comedy, sci-fi, horror, experimental or any mix thereof.

The winning short will be screened as part of next year’s Galway Film Fleadh shorts programme, meaning the lucky winner will rub shoulders with some of Ireland and the world’s most exciting filmmakers.

Entry forms can be found at this link and the closing date for submissions will be Friday 29th August 2014. The Junior Galway Film Fleadh will be held from November 12th to 15th 2014.

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Call For: Entries for Storytelling Competition

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The Junior Galway Film Fleadh Storytelling competition in association with Foras na Gaeilge, Galway Film Centre and SpunOut.ie are currently accepting entries.

This is the sixth annual Story Pitching Competition and is open to young people between the ages of 10 – 18 years old at primary or secondary school.

If you are interested in competing, you are invited to write a short (500 words) idea for a story. Your idea can be for a feature film, short film, TV series, documentary, web series, video game, animation or even a combined media project. Your entry can be in English or Irish.

Begin by drafting your idea then practice it in front of family and friends. Become comfortable relaying the story outline. Because, should your idea be one of the 3 shortlisted, you will be invited to present it in the Town Hall Theatre to an assembled audience and jury during the festival on Thursday 14th November 2013.

The Prize – a drama or animation summer camp sponsored by Galway Film Centre which will include 1 year’s membership to the Centre (allowing entry to the RTE short script award ) + weekly newsletter.

Closing date – Friday 18th  October 2013

Post or email entries to:

Junior Galway Film Fleadh Script Competition

36D Merchants Dock, Merchants Road, Galway

Email: junior@galwayfilmfleadh.com (subject box Script Competition)

Entry forms will be available from www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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Junior Galway Film Fleadh details announced

The 18th edition of the Junior Galway Film Fleadh will take place from 7-10th November 2012 in the Town Hall Theatre, Huston Film School and Siobhan McKenna Theatre, NUI Galway.

A diverse and stimulating lineup is on offer for young people from the ages of 4 – 18 years. The programme will include an array of features, documentaries and workshops to support the curriculum, develop the imagination and inspire both discussion and creativity.

French cinema is always well received with younger audiences and this year the Junior Galway Film Fleadh will screen the award winning feature The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin Au Velo). It will be preceeded by the Irish made french short Un Peu Plus. The film will be introduced by the education officer from the Irish Film Institute and study notes will be provided on the day to faciliate further classroom discussion.

Winter’s Daughter, our German feature, is an unlikely road movie about reconciliation. It will be preceeded by a short German language film called Veronika about a teenage girl with multiple physical disabilities but with an alert and artistic mind. Our German outreach programme continues with third installement of the teenage adventure series The Crocodiles: All For One.

Continuing the Junior Galway Film Fleadh’s commitment to foreign language films this year we are delighted to screen the Spanish award winning feature Perfect Stranger starring Colm Meaney.

This year’s animated feature is Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble is the highly anticipated follow up to Niko and the Way to the Stars. A short animated film Code Name Indie made by young local Galway filmmakers will screen before the feature.

2011/2012 proved to be a particularily strong period for Irish film and the Junior Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to screen award winning Irish language feature Lon Sa Speir along with a selection of Gearrscannain aimed at young people. Also screening especially for Leaving Certificate 2013 (Politics and Society in Northern Ireland) is the multiple award winning documentary Bernadette: notes on a political journey.

As ever the Shorts programmes will highlight the talent of budding filmmakers from schools, youth groups, summer camps and individuals.

Workshops to stimulate creativity and imagination will include Presenting For TV with TG4, Special FX Make Up for Film and TV, Pixilation (animation) and Stop Motion Animation. Our panel discussion this year The Long and the Shorts of It will focus on what the next steps are for young people once they have made a short film.

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Junior Galway Film Fleadh announce Story Pitching Competition


The Junior Galway Film Fleadh in association with Galway Film Centre and SpunOut (a leading national youth organisation) announce their fifth annual Story Pitching Competition open to young people between the ages of 13 – 18 years old.

If you are interested in competing, you are invited to write a short (500 words) idea for a story – it can be for a feature film, a short film, a documentary, a book or even a video game!

Begin by drafting your idea then practice it in front of family and friends. Become comfortable relaying the story outline. Because, should your idea be one of the 3 shortlisted, you will be invited to present it in theTown Hall Theatre to an assembled audience and jury during the festival on Thursday 8th November.

 

The Prize – a drama or animation summer camp sponsored by Galway Film Centre which will include 1 year’s membership to the Centre (allowing entry to the RTE short script award ) + weekly newsletter.

 

Closing date – Wednesday 23rd October 2012

 

Post or email entries to:

 

Junior Galway Film Fleadh Script Competition

36D Merchants Dock, Merchants Road, Galway

Email: junior@galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Entry forms available from www.galwayfilmfleadh.com www.spunout.ieand www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

 

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Call For: Junior Galway Film Fleadh shorts

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The Junior Galway Film Fleadh (7th – 10th November 2012) is looking for entries for its Short Film Programme.

If you, your friends, school, college, youth or sports club have made a short film and would like to see it on the big screen then send it our way. If you haven’t then we have one question:

What’s keeping you?

The only rules are that it cannot be over 15 minutes and must have been made in 2011/12…oh that seems to be it.

Any genre from Documentary, Animation, Drama, Action, Musical, Comedy or any mix thereof is acceptable.

The winning short will be screened at next year’s official Galway Film Fleadh shorts programme! So stop looking out that window, at the rain and grab a camera and some mates and start filming and who knows? Maybe next summer you could be attending the Galway Film Fleadh and rubbing shoulders with the stars of the silver screen.

Entry forms can be found at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/junior

Closing date is Thursday 23rd August 2012.

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