Applications for the 2023 The Little Cinema, & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge, supported by Ardán are opening on Monday, 3rd July from 10am, and will close on Friday, 21st July at 5 pm! 

This year’s Challenge will happen over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, 3rd-6th, 2023! 

Up to 10 teams of 4-10 people will take part in the 7th annual challenge, where they will create a 5-minute film in just 48 Hours. (Films made as Gaeilge are very welcome.)     

The Best Film which will win €500, a TG4 sponsored hoodie for each team member and a place for the film at the Galway Film Fleadh 2024, and there’ll be several other awards up for grabs on the night. 


Networking Event 

The Little Cinema will host a Networking Event on Tuesday 4th July at 7pm in the Portershed a Dó, for those who’d like to join a team or find members for their team. 

This is an initiative of the Galway City of Film and is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Get more information at