Our second 48 Hour Film Challenge in association with Galway City of Film is drawing near! We have 10 teams at the ready, all of which are going to be making a 5 minute film over the course of two days. This year they’ll have the added difficulty of a random prop and a line that they have to incorporate into their story somehow! Fun times!
The Challenge is officially launching this evening in the beautiful space of Galway’s Portershed at 7PM! It will also be our headquarters for the three days, so you can find us there if you need to, there’s even space for teams to edit or recharge if needed. The teams will then sign on and start shooting at 11am tomorrow and deliver their films at 11am on Sunday.
At the end of it all there will be grand screening in Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 6.30PM, followed by an Awards Ceremony. The winning film will win €500 and a slot in Galway Film Fleadh’s Way Out West Section. We also have awards for best actor/actress, cinematography and editing. All selected by our expert judges Eibh Collins, Alan Esslemont, Pat Comer and Oisin Mac Coille.
The entry is FREE, just make sure to book your ticket here.
On Sunday, we’ll also be recording our podcast and chatting to team representatives to tell us their stories from shooting! Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates. Our hashtags are #48hrsGalway #GalwayCityofFilm #littlecinemagalway and #galwayfilmcentre Oh… and the unofficial one: #excited!
To get into the mood and see what the excitement is all about, have a look at our behind the scenes video from last year, made by Raymond Grady Media!
The Little Cinema and Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge kindly acknowledges the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Anyone travelling to Galway can contact us at email@example.com to avail of our GoBus discount!
Hello all, and welcome to our recap of another great month at Little Cinema! We hope you’ve all been enjoying the lovely weather this long weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who made it to our screening last week, and fair play to Julia who took over hosting duties this month, and absolutely killed it! But thanks most of all to all who submitted their films to be screened – if you missed out, here’s your chance to catch up and check out May’s line up.
A Millennial Unplugged, submitted by Edel Bane
This film follows a 23 year old girl, Megan, for an entire day as she has given up her
phone for 24 hours. It shows our dependence on technology and how it affects our
mood when it is taken away.
Double Lives, submitted by Peggy-Anne Knight
On his birthday, a young man is haunted with reminders of his birthday last year which he spent at a party with his twin brother. But this year, he is alone
Galway Is Really Nothing, submitted by Tome
One womans tale of how she struggles to deal with a crisis that is crippling not only
her but also thousands across the country.
The Bowl, submitted by Brian May
An adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s poem ‘the mirror’. Substituting the mirror for the toilet bowl.
Sceitsi, submitted by Project Spatula
A series of hilarious comedy sketches in the Irish language, made by Project Spatula, a collective of local filmmakers and artists.
I Am Daphne, submitted by Andrew Galea
People from Malta, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Serbia, Poland, Vietnam, Uganda, America, Canada, India, Ireland, Scotland, England – all united to tell the world “I Am Daphne”
Portershed’s Second Birthday/For Savita, submitted by Chris Tierney
Almost six years ago we lost another life to the 8th amendment. Let Savita be the last.
Making a 48 Hour Film – Behind The Scenes, submitted by Ray Grady
Following the Last Minute Kings, as they make a film for Galway’s first 48 Hour Film Challenge in Summer 2017.
Which leads us nicely to next weekend’s second 48 Hour Film Challenge, in association with Galway Film Centre! We’re super excited for this – last year was so much fun, and the quality of the films made was exceptional. We’re expecting the same high standard this year, and we hope you can all join us for the screening on Sunday night (June 10th), which is completely free – ticket are available now at this link. You’re also welcome to join us at the Launch of the challenge, on this Thursday (June 7th) in the Portershed at 7pm.
Hello again, welcome back to our monthly recap! This month, we held our annual One Take Challenge in association with the Galway Theatre Festival. This is one of our favourite screenings of the year – we set the challenge to create a five minute short film that has to be shot all in one take, and on the first take. We’re hoping to replicate some of the feeling of live theatre, where you can’t just start over and you need to roll with the punches. Each year we’re amazed by the creativity and ingenuity that filmmakers have brought to this challenge, and this year was no different. Huge congratulations to everyone who got involved, and to those who came along to the screening to support them! If you missed out, or want a second chance to view these incredible films, we’ve compiled a list here of all those currently available for your viewing pleasure!
1. Ed Sheeran Fans Be Like, submitted by Kenny Gaughan
Salthill has been closed off for the Ed Sheeran concert at Pearse Stadium…but it hasn’t stopped his fans trying to get past security!
2. Don Juan in Soho, Act 5 – Apollo, submitted by Jack McKenna
An Irish take on the 2006 British Play filmed in Galway’s West End!
3. Oreo, submitted by John O’Brien
Meeting your flatmate for the first time can be an unusal experience.
4. The Shortcut, submitted by Cormac Kelly
A couple walk home but are met with a fate they couldn’t have predicted…
Fair play again to all of the cast and crew of each film above, you should all be very proud! Looking forward to next years One Take Challenge! We’ll be back again on May 30th for another screening, hope to see you all there!
Applications are now OPEN for this year’s Little Cinema Galway and Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge, taking place on 7th-10th June!
Entry for a team is €80 and like last year they will be making a film in just 48 hours in Galway! This year to add an extra layer of difficulty, teams will each provide us with a prop and they will be randomly distributed among the teams at the launch and then include the prop in their films! Teams will also have to include a specific line in their film which we’ll provide!
The launch will take place on Thursday evening at the beautiful PorterShed which will also serve as the Challenge headquarters for the weekend. On Friday comes the juicy part – the intense 48 hours of shooting and editing! The resulting films will then screen at the Town Hall Theatre Galway on Sunday 10th June.
There’s space for 10 teams and a prize of €500 for the winners!
If you’re interested in taking part, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can download the application form with all the rest of the rules & information here. Applications will close on the 10th May.
Hello all, and welcome to our recap of another great month at Little Cinema! For March, we put a callout for Irish language films, and were delighted to get some gems, so huge thanks to all who worked hard on these to get them ready for the screening! The whole screening was a delight, and we were delighted to see some new faces on stage introducing their work. As ever, if you missed out or would just like to watch these films again, we’ve put together a list of films from the screening which are currently available online. So before the long weekend ends, why not settle down and enjoy some incredible shorts with a nice cuppa!
Handy’s House, submitted by Philip Christie
A kid’s TV presenter finds that he’s not cut out for the job.
“What If I Could” – Apollo, submitted by Barra Convery
A silent short filmed turned music video, accompanying the release of Apollo’s second single, ‘What If
Mianach, submitted by Luke Morgan
A man gives his daughter’s boyfriend “the talk”, but not quite the way you’d imagine.
A White Spring, submitted by Lakshika Serasinhe
A White Spring In Galway!
Struggle For Choice, submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce
Fionnula Macliam shares her personal story with having an abortion in the hope to show others that we
Gra & Eagla, submitted by Caitriona Ni Chadhain & Aine Gallagher
The Irish have a deep ‘Grá’ for their native language that is hard to explain, but many are afraid to speak
Áine Gallagher questions the love & fear that Irish people feel towards Gaeilge as she develops a
bilingual comedy show.
Dogging, submitted by Gerard McAuliffe
A couple celebrate there anniversary at a fancy restaurant but soon find out the boyfriend has an unexpected sexual fantasy.
Thanks for checking out these films and supporting local talented filmmakers! We’ll be back again soon, at the start of May for our annual collaboration with the Galway Theatre Festival – be sure to come along to see some of the creative ways filmmakers create shorts in one take! The last few years have been amazing to see how people rise to the challenge, and this year will be no different! Keep an eye on our social media for more details.