LC & GCOF 48 Hour Challenge 2022 Screening


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

Tickets are FREE and available here!

This is the sixth iteration of the 48 Hour Challenge and another chance for filmmaking teams from around the country to come to Galway City & County to test their filmmaking skills to the max!  10 teams will take part in the Challenge, with the task of writing, shooting and editing a 5 minute film in just 48 Hours.

Each team will have to make the film incorporating an assigned line, prop and genre, with the added rule of also including a specific shot type. A team of industry experts will choose the Best Film which will win the top prize of €500, a place at the Galway Film Fleadh 2023 and a TG4 sponsored hoodie for each team member. There will also be awards for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Use of Line, Best Use of Prop, Best Music Score and an Audience Award.

The Challenge will Launch on Thursday 18th August at 7pm in the Portershed, where each team taking part will introduce themselves and find out their line, prop, genre and shot to be incorporated. Our friends at the Portershed will also host the event over the weekend with hot desks provided to those who need editing spaces.

The winning films from the previous 48 Hour Challenges can be found here:

2017 The Postcard by Team Hasty Fellows 
2018 Connection Interrupted by Team Timo 
2019 Loving Alex by Team 48 Hours of Friendship 
2020 House of a Thousand Eyes by The People’s Republic of Cinema  
2021 Whale Fall by Team Hardback Films & Co.  

Questions and queries can be sent to

The Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge is an initiative of the Galway City of Film and is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.