NOTE: The submission deadline has now been extended to Wednesday June 3rd! We’re happy to give filmmakers more time to put together their submissions for this year’s programme!

Bored at home? Cabin fever setting in? Itching to do something creative and fun? Well do we have just the thing for you.

Galway Film Centre in partnership with Galway City of Film and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that the One Minute Film Festival is back!

We are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute film, based on any subject or any story. A panel of judges will select the best 30 One Minute Films and they will be screened at a special public event in the coming months.

This year, there is a combined cash prize of €250 for the best 3 Films which will be announced at the screening where your work will be screened to a packed audience!

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation.

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold out screenings. The winner was the fantastic My Father Taught me to Swing an Axe by Rory Fitzpatrick, second place went to Liam Fahy for his film Mourning Murder and third place prize went to Cliona Noonan and Naoise Dempsey for Destiny.

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Wednesday 3rd June, 2020

How to Enter:

  • Send a private Vimeo/Youtube link of your film along with the password to
  • Download and fill out this One Minute Film Application Form and send it along with your submission.
  • Please note: Do not initially send film files. Once the 30 films are selected to be screened we will then request a copy of your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps) along with still images.


  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2019.
  • Duration limit is 70 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.
  • Submissions may be in any language, but if it is not in English please include English subtitles if possible.

For any further info: email or go to