Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge 2023 – Applications Open!

48 Hour Challenge 2023
48 Hour Challenge 2023

Date posted:



  • . 48 Hour Challenge
  • Event
  • galway city of film
  • Little Cinema


The Little Cinema & Galway City of Film in association with Ardán are delighted to announce that the applications for the 2023 Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge. Applications will open on Monday, 3rd July from 10am and close on Friday, 21st July at 5 pm. 

Apply here from Monday: The Little Cinema

The 7th annual Challenge will happen over the August Bank Holiday Weekend of 3rd – 6th August 2023. Up to 10 teams of 4-10 people will take part, where they will create a 5-minute film in just 48 Hours. (Do note that films made as Gaeilge are particularly welcome.)     

Each team will have to incorporate an assigned line, prop, genre, and shot type into their films. Industry experts will choose 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.  

There will also be awards for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Special Effects, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Use of Line, Best Use of Prop, Best Music Score and an Audience Award. 

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. 

The Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge is an initiative of the Galway City of Film and is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

Find out more at