Shot by the Sea is a film festival and event. We are a coastal community here in Galway on the fantastic Wild Atlantic Way coastline. We are looking for films that tell stories set in coastal landscapes, towns and villages.

Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned filmmaker, get ready for a fresh and exciting new film challenge. Our Festival has three categories.

1. Films which will be Shot by the Sea anywhere on the Irish Coast during the months of March and April 2022. Films can be up to 5 minutes long with additional 60 seconds for end credits. Films must be submitted no later than 30th April 2022

2. Irish short films shot at any time of the year in coastal towns and villages all around the Island of Ireland - coastal stories of any genre no more than 20 minutes long including credits

3 International film submissions - we would also like to screen international short films, no more than 20 minutes including credits, which are shot in a coastal location.

You can shoot your film on a mobile phone, film or your digital camera, we don’t mind how you do it. We want all sorts of shorts films, all genres – Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, History, Horror…whatever you like. We welcome all forms of film, narrative, experimental and animation, from right across the globe. We know that there are some beautiful coastal locations and we challenge our filmmakers to use these in a new ways, new angles to tell exciting new stories.

​Our gala screening event will take place in Salthill, a fantastic, lively coastal village close to the city of Galway in the west of Ireland.

We will award prizes for :

Best Film
Best Female Performance
Best Male Performance
Best Edit
Best Sound
Spirit of the Festival Award
The Village Salthill Award

All films should be shot in a coastal location.
Films not in the English language should have English subtitles
Final Deadline for submission will be 30th April 2022
If your film is selected to screen at Shot by the Sea we will require a digital download that may not exceed 2GB.
We do not screen from DVD or DCP