Due to the current situation and the restrictions and social distancing imposed in order to help the spreading of Covid-19, Shot by the Sea as many other festivals is moving online until we are able to have a big screen event which we hope will be at the end of September or October.


Hundreds of fantastic films have been submitted for this year’s competition and we want to celebrate these submissions by screening them online. 


We have created a YouTube Channel – “Shot By the Sea” and hope to screen some of the submissions as part of our online screening.


Thursday by the Sea – The online event will screen films that were shot by the sea, sea themed any genre – made any time.

We will show from 1 to 3 movies in each screening in total.

These short films are a mix of competition and outside competition films. All these films have been shot by the sea, either in previous Shot By the Sea competitions or films that have been made by the sea and filmmakers would like to submit.


Films which have been submitted to Shot By the Sea 2020 competitions can also be screened as part of our online events. These films will be awarded “Shot by the Sea Official Selection” laurels and when the Covid-19 outbreak restrictions are lifted  we will once again be able to gather together and we will have a screening night to remember!


We invite filmmakers to submit their films to us via email  shotbythesea@gmail.com or via film freeway until the end of August. There is a no entry fee festival. Films must be no longer than 6 minutes and must have been shot by the sea. All genres are welcome but your film must have a story that is set by, on, in or about the Sea, a coastal village or town.


Note : 


SBTS films “Official Selection” does not guarantee that films will be screened at the Gala screening night. It does mean that “official selection” films are in consideration and being short listed as possible films for the Gala Screening. 


Shot by the Sea is partnered with The Village Salthill and is funded by Galway 2020 as part of the Small Towns Big Ideas programme

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