About Shot By The Sea

Shot By The Sea
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Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned filmmaker, get ready for a fresh and exciting new film challenge. 


Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers to make a 6 minute short film (Animation, Drama or Documentary) as part of the Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project. The project is supported by The Village Salthill.

This year and due to the Covid-19 restrictions filmmakers are invited to make movies and submit them to the festival until the 10th of February.


What is The Challenge?

To make a short film that is shot by the sea and is less than 6min including credits.


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 locations along coastlines and we challenge our filmmakers to use these in a new ways, new angles to tell exciting new stories.

On 1st March 2020 teams started making their films and this year due to the lockdown not everyone had time to finish their project, as we postponed our gala event until February, filmmakers are welcome to film and submit until the 10th of February. 


We will hold online event the 25th of February 2021at 7:30pm. A selection of the films submitted will be screened in this interactive and fun STBS. Filmmakers will introduce their movies and some pro people will join us during the event.  We will also hold a an award ceremony where 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.