About Shot By The Sea

Shot By The Sea
Lámhach cois Farraige

Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned filmmaker, get ready for a fresh and exciting new film challenge and festival 


Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers to make a short film (Animation, Drama or Documentary). The festival is supported by The Village Salthill.

This year we are back live for all screenings and award ceremony on the 29th of May 2022. All filmmakers are invited to submit to the festival via FilmFreeWay until the 30th of April 2022.


What are we looking for?

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. 

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. 

All films must be submitted no later than 30th April 2022. 

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 hold a live gala event the 29th of May 2022.

We invite filmmakers to introduce their movies and some pro industry people will join us during the event.  We will also hold a an award ceremony where the selected movies will be screened and some prizes will be given. Everybody is welcome to come and enjoy. 

All films will be available on-line after the event.