LC & GCOF 48 Hour Challenge Screening 2022

The Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge 2022 is taking place Sunday 21st August at the Pálás Cinema! Doors for a wine reception are at 6pm, with the screening taking place at 7pm sharp.

Tickets are FREE and available here!

10 teams will be taking part in the Challenge this year, each making a 5 minute film in just 48 Hours. They will each have to incorporate a line, genre, prop and specific shot in their films.

A team of industry professionals will judge the films and decide who wins the top prize of €500, a hoodie for each team member and a place at the Galway Film Fleadh 2023! There will also be awards for Best Cinematography / Editing / Actor / Actress / Special Effects / Music Score / Use of Line / Use of Prop & Audience Award.

About Us

Little Cinema is a monthly short film showcase that’s been running on a voluntary basis since 2010 in Galway city! It was set up by three film-maker friends who sought a platform for film-makers of all levels to network and to grow and see their films on the big screen. 

It gives all film-makers from the West of Ireland and beyond the opportunity to showcase their films to a warm encouraging audience in a relaxed setting. The only two rules are that the film is under 10 minutes and the film-maker introduces their piece on the stage, or in times of Covid via Zoom with us on a Live Stream.  Films, documentaries, music videos and comedy sketches are all welcome! During our Live Streaming phase we are prioritizing films made during Lockdown, but are also open to showing films made prior to that if space permits.  We welcome submissions from all film-makers and actively encourage submissions from those under-represented in the screen sector.  

With screenings in the Roisin Dubh pub, it’s a fun night out for all film lovers or filmmakers looking to network. Over the years, the Little Cinema has also special screenings for Halloween, Christmas, Seachtain na Gaeilge and have collaborated with the Galway Comedy Carnival and Galway Theatre Festival for screenings.